Mariani, Jorhat

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Mariani
মৰিয়নি
Town
Mariani is located in Assam
Mariani
Mariani
Mariani is located in India
Mariani
Mariani
Location in Assam, India
Coordinates: 26°40′N 94°20′E / 26.67°N 94.33°E / 26.67; 94.33Coordinates: 26°40′N 94°20′E / 26.67°N 94.33°E / 26.67; 94.33
Country  India
State Assam
District Jorhat
Government
 • Body Mariani Town Committee
Elevation 155 m (509 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 20,801
Languages
 • Official Assamese
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 785634
Telephone code 03771
Vehicle registration AS

Mariani (IPA: ˌmɑːrɪˈænɪ) is a neighbourhood town of Jorhat City. It is about 17.5 km from Jorhat railway station. Mariani is in the border of Nagaland. Mariani is famous for the diamonds Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary which is located on the road side on the way to Nakachari from Mariani at a distance of 5 km. Pincode of Mariani is 785634. [1]

This small town is surrounded by some of the largest tea gardens in India. Mariani has a cosmopolitan culture with many communities speaking different languages and living in harmony for decades. The town was once well known for having one of the largest plywood factories in India which was later closed down as felling trees were banned by the law.

Geography[edit]

Mariani is located at 26°40′N 94°20′E / 26.67°N 94.33°E / 26.67; 94.33.[2] It has an average elevation of 155 metres (508 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Mariani had a population of 23,065. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. In Mariani, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Transport[edit]

Dhodar Ali connects Mariani by road. Mariani is well connected with Jorhat by road also. Buses & mini vans (Tata Magic) are available frequently. Mariani is well connected by air. Nearest airport is Jorhat Airport. It is also well connected by railways with the rest of the country through Mariani railway station of Tinsukia railway division, so it is an important railway junction.

Educational institute[edit]

Colleges[edit]

  • Mariani College

Schools[edit]

  • Adarsh Hindi Vidyalaya
  • Bongshi Gopal High School
  • Edith Douglas HS School
  • Railway High School
  • Little Star School
  • Mahadev Agarwalla Higher secondary School
  • Mariani Girls’ School
  • Mariani High School
  • Mariani Jatiya Bidyapith
  • Parijat Jatiya Bidyalaya
  • St. Antony's High School

Politics[edit]

The present (2010) MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi of Mariani is the youngest MLA in Assam,[citation needed] Mariani is part of Jorhat (Lok Sabha constituency).[4]

Notable Personalities[edit]

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