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|No. Of Wards||28|
|• Body||Nagaon Municipal Board|
|• Mayor||Sri Rupak Sarmah, BJP|
|• Deputy Commissioner||Shri Nisarg Gautam Hivare, IAS|
|• Superintendent Of Police||Ananda Mishra (Transferred), IPS|
|• Total||28 km2 (11 sq mi)|
|• Rank||5th in Assam|
|• Rank||4th in Assam|
|• Density||5,300/km2 (14,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
782001 to 782003
|ISO 3166 code||IN-AS|
|Sex Ratio||981 ♀️/ 1000 ♂️|
|Literacy Rate||89.15% high|
|Lok Sabha Constituency||Nowgong|
|Vidhan Sabha Constituency||Nagaon, Raha, Barhampur, Batadroba, Dhing, Rupohihut, Samaguri, Kaliabor|
Nagaon (previously Nowgong; Assamese নগাঁও), is a town and a municipal board in Nagaon district in the Indian state of Assam. It is situated 122.6 kilometres (76 mi) east of Guwahati.It is very beautiful and well developed town.
Nagaon is bounded on the north by the Sonitpur district and the Brahmaputra River. On the south, it borders the West Karbi Anglong district, Dima Hasao and Hojai District. On the east it is bounded by East Karbi Anglong district and the Golaghat district, while on the west it neighbours the Marigaon district.
There are several beels, marshy areas and swamps in the district, including the regions of Marikalong, Potakalong, Haribhanga, Jongalbalahu, Samaguri Beel, Gatanga Beel Urigadang and Nawbhanga. These wetlands are former channels of the Kolong and Kopili rivers.
Nagaon is integrated into the National Highway system connected to NH 36 and 37 providing easy access to important places in Assam. Buses and trains connect the city with all parts of Assam.
There are two railway stations in Nagaon town, one at Haiborgaon (Dhing gate) and another at Nagaon proper. The nearest railway junction is Sensuwa and another is at Chaparmukh, which is around 28 km from Nagaon.
As of 2011[update] India census, Nagaon city had a population of 155,889 making it one of the largest cities of Assam. The population is largely of heterogeneous nature. Indigenous Assamese communities along with tribal communities like Karbi, Tiwa (Lalung) are the natives of the city. Assamese is spoken by 70,039 people, Bengali is spoken by 33,978, Hindi is spoken by 15,926 people and 35,946 speaks others languages.
Modern education was first introduced in the district by Christian missionaries, such as Miles Bronson and Nathan Brown in the nineteenth century. Anandaram Dhekial Phukan, a major figure in Assamese literature, spent the better part of his life in Nagaon, and the Assamese intellectual Gunabhiram Barua worked in Nagaon for about two decades.
The Nowgong Mission High School, established by Miles Bronson in 1846 is one of the oldest school in Assam. It also has the third oldest government school in Assam, the Nowgong Government Boys' Higher Secondary School, established in 1865. Another old school is the Dawson Higher Secondary & Multipurpose School.
Prominent English Medium Schools:
- Kendriya Vidyalaya, Nagaon
- Christ Jyoti School
- Nowgong Mission High School
- St. Ignatius Loyola English Medium High School
- St. Antony's High School
- Little Flower School
- Model English School
- Nagaon English Academy
- Sandipani Vidyamandir
- St. Boniface High School
- Riverdale School
School having both English and Assamese medium
- Ramanujan Secondary School
Other Schools of Repute:
- Nagaon Shankardev Vidya Niketon
- National Academy Nagaon
- Nowgong Government Boys' Higher Secondary School
- Nowgong Government Girls' Higher Secondary School
- Nagaon Bengali Boys' Higher Secondary School
- Nagaon Bengali Girls' Higher Secondary School
- Government Urban Basic School
- Dawson Higher Secondary and Multipurpose School
- Om Prakash Jajodia Girls' Hindi High School
- Marwari Hindi high School
- Navaroop jatiya vidyapith
- Haibargaon Adarsha High Schooll
At present, there are about 25 colleges, of which probably the most renowned are
- Nowgong College
- A.D.P. College (named after Anandaram Dhekial Phookan)
- Khagarijan College (named after the old administrative headquarters of Nowgong District)
- Nowgong Girls' College
- Nowgong Law College
- Nagaon G.N.D.G. Commerce College
- Pioneer Arts College
- College of Education, Nagaon
Besides these there are a number of junior colleges that have sprung up in Nagaon. As such many students from the neighboring districts also come to study in these colleges. Some of these are
- Ramanujan Junior College
- Concept Junior College
- Renaissance Junior College
- Alpha Beta College (Jr.)
- Kalong-Kapili Vidyapith Junior College
- Kalongpar Vidyapith Junior College
- Bharali's Academy Junior College
- Nagaon Junior College
- Srimanta Sankardev Junior College
- Madhabdev Junior College
- Geetanjali Junior College
- Dronacharya Junior College
- Chanakya Junior College
- Matrix Junior College
- Dimension Junior College
- Gyanpith Junior College
- CV Raman Junior College
- Dr. S.R.K. Junior College
- Anandaram Baruah Junior College
- Kamala Kanta Barua Junior College
- Nonoi Junior college
- Abhigyan Junior college
- Daswani Classes (Domain Academy)
Assam Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital
The Assam Homeopathic College is situated in Haibargaon, Nagaon. The institute was established in the year 1968. It is the first homeopathic medical college of the entire North East India.
Nagaon is also home to Nowgong Polytechnic, one of the oldest technical education institutes in Assam.
Nagaon also has an ITI at Panigaon.
The College of Fisheries
The Nagaon Medical College
The foundation stone of the Nagaon Medical College was laid by the then chief minister of Assam Mr. Tarun Gogoi in February 2016. The construction work on the same has officially begun from 18 February 2017 and the college will be ready for operation in 3 years time.
Nagaon is home to the Mahapurusha Srimanta Sankaradeva Viswavidyalaya, which offers postgraduate and doctorate level courses.
- Dhing Gate
- Laokhowa Road
- Chandmari Road
- Samaddar Patty
- Bara Bazar
- Natun Bazar
- Christian Patty
- Mukut Sharma Chariali
- Bengali Patty
- Fauzdari Patty
- Tarun Phukan Road
- Prem Nagar
- Uriya Gaon
- Maj Jajori
- Dev Kant Baruah, politician
- Lakshminath Bezbaroa, poet, novelist and writer
- Jatin Bora, actor
- Lakshmi Nandan Bora, novelist
- Mahim Bora, writer
- Mayur Bora, writer
- Bharat Ratna Gopinath Bordoloi, First Chief Minister of Assam
- Pradyut Bordoloi, Former Cabinet Minister,Lok Sabha MP from Nowgong Lok Sabha constituency
- Hima Das, athlete
- Pabitra Kumar Deka, journalist and humor writer
- Rashmi Desai, actress
- Rakibul Hussain, politician, former cabinet minister
- Khagen Mahanta, singer
- Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, Politician, Former Chief Minister of Assam
- Papon, singer, musician
- Bhabendra Nath Saikia, writer, director and editor
- Srimanta Sankardev, Saint
- Parveen Sultana, classical singer.
The multipurpose Nurul Amin Stadium of Nagaon is named after the sportsperson late Nurul Amin. It hosts the famous Independence Day Cup Football tournament every year in August and September, in which most of the teams of national repute participate. Different sports like cricket, hockey, kabaddi etc are also played in this stadium, and sports training programs are also held here.
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