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Assam (/əˈsɑːm/ (About this soundlisten)) is a state in Northeast India, situated south of the eastern Himalayas along the Brahmaputra and Barak River valleys. Assam covers an area of 78,438 km2 (30,285 sq mi). The state is bordered by Bhutan and the state of Arunachal Pradesh to the north; Nagaland and Manipur to the east; Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram and Bangladesh to the south; and West Bengal to the west via the Siliguri Corridor, a 22 kilometres (14 mi) strip of land that connects the state to the rest of India. Read more...

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Kaziranga National Park is a national park in the Golaghat and Nagaon districts of the state of Assam, India. A World Heritage Site, the park hosts two-thirds of the world's Great One-horned Rhinoceroses. Kaziranga boasts the highest density of tigers among protected areas in the world and was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2006. The park is home to large breeding populations of elephants, wild water buffalo, and swamp deer. In 1968, the state government passed 'The Assam National Park Act of 1968', declaring Kaziranga a designated national park. The 430 km2 (166 sq mi) park was given official status by the central government on 11 February 1974. In 1985, Kaziranga was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its unique natural environment Kaziranga. The park celebrated its centennial in 2005 after its establishment in 1905 as a reserve forest. (more...)

Did you know?

  • ... that Ajan Fakir was a Sufi Syed, poet, Muslim preacher and saint who came from Baghdad to settle in the Sibsagar area of Assam in the north-eastern part of India. His actual name was Hazarat Shah Syed Mainuddin?
  • ... that Buranji (history of Assam) means "a store that teaches the ignorant" (in the Ahom language: bu ignorant person; ran teach; ji store)?
  • ... that during Saraighat war Assamese general Lachit Borphukan beheaded his own uncle, when he neglected in his work?

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Geography: BrahmaputraMore

History: History of AssamBritish RajIndian independence movement1950 Assam earthquakeMore

Districts and cities: Districts of AssamKamrup (Metro)JorhatDibrugarhSonitpurBongaigaonMore

Tourism: • Kaziranga National ParkKamakhya TempleMajuliSivasagarBhalukpongPobitora Wildlife SanctuaryMore

Culture: AssameseLiteratureCinemaPeopleBihuHoliDurgapujaAli Ai LigangMore

People: Srimanta SankardevGopinath BordoloiBhupen HazarikaAnandaram BaruahBishnu RabhaMore

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