Sarupathar

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Sarupathar
Sub-Divisional Headquarter
Sarupathar is located in Assam
Sarupathar
Sarupathar
Sarupathar is located in India
Sarupathar
Sarupathar
Location in Assam, India
Coordinates: 26°11′39″N 93°51′58″E / 26.194053°N 93.866083°E / 26.194053; 93.866083Coordinates: 26°11′39″N 93°51′58″E / 26.194053°N 93.866083°E / 26.194053; 93.866083
Country  India
State Assam
District Golaghat
Government
 • Body Sarupathar Town Committee
 • SUB-DIVISIONAL OFFICER(Civil) Naren Chandra Basumatary
Area
 • Total 3.5 km2 (1.4 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 10,827
 • Density 3,100/km2 (8,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Assamese
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 785601
Area code(s) 03774
Vehicle registration AS

Sarupathar is a town and the Sub-Divisional headquarter of Dhansiri Sub-Division in Golaghat district in the state of Assam, India.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[1] Sarupathar had a population of 10,827. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Sarupathar has an average literacy rate of 60%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 84%, and female literacy is 77%. In Sarupathar, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age. A majority of Assamese and Bengali live here but also other communities like Nepali, Muslim, Marwari, Manipuri, etc. tribes live here. The majority of Sarupathar's population are Hindu, but other religions like Islam, Buddhism, Christianity are also found here.

Politics[edit]

Sarupathar is part of Kaliabor (Lok Sabha constituency) which current MP is Gaurav Gogoi and 94th Legislative Assembly, which Current MLA is Roselina Tirkey .[2]

Schools and Colleges[edit]

SCHOOLS: There are 3 government high schools and several govt. Lower Primary(LP) and Middle English (ME) Schools in the heart of Sarupathar Town. The high schools are viz. Sarupathar HS School, Kalibari High School & Sarupathar Girls' High School. Sarupathar Higher Secondary School is the oldest school of Sarupathar, that was founded by Jogeshwar Chetia in 1956. Kali Bari High School(KBHS) is the Assamese medium high school. Sarupathar Girls' High School is another govt. High School. The private English medium schools are Bolosing Memorial School (BMS), Dayanand Vidya Niketan (DVN), Don Bosco High School, Keshav Chandra Hazarika Memorial School (KCH) and Marvel Minds Academy. The only private Assamese medium school is Sankardev Sishu Niketan. Dayanand Vidya Niketan was founded by Mr. Shivaji Rai in the year 1990 and Bolosing Memorial School was found by the same person Mr. Shivaji Rai in the year 1993. Marvel Minds Academy is the recently opened school in the year 2016 which is producing good results.

COLLEGE: There are three colleges in Sarupathar - a) SARUPATHAR COLLEGE b) Ideal Junior College c)Swahid Kushal Konwar Girls College The biggest and the oldest college is the Sarupathar College which was established in 1970. This is one of the best colleges in the district.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  2. ^ "List of Parliamentary & Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Assam. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-10-06.