Tangla

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Tangla
Town
Location of Tangla
Coordinates: 26°39′26″N 91°54′45″E / 26.657086°N 91.912479°E / 26.657086; 91.912479Coordinates: 26°39′26″N 91°54′45″E / 26.657086°N 91.912479°E / 26.657086; 91.912479
State Assam
District Udalguri
Government
 • Body Tangla Town Committee
Area
 • Total 3.19 km2 (1.23 sq mi)
Elevation 84 m (276 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 17,183
 • Density 5,400/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Assamese , Bodo
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 784521
Telephone code 03711
Vehicle registration AS-27 (Udalguri)
Website Udalguri District official website

Tangla is a town and a town area committee in earlier Darrang district and present Udalguri district in the Indian state of Assam. It was a prominent business place Jute, Beetle Nut, Rice etc. and a host of small scale industries and centre of culture in erstwhile Darrang district. Mangaldai-Bhooteachang Road passes through Tangla Town connecting numerous Tea Estates along Indo-Bhutan Border. Tangla is famous for its weekly markets which is held on every Tuesday and Friday where vendors from the town itself and far flung areas come to trade in their Vegetables, Garments, Livestock etc.

Tangla Town Committee, with population of about 17 thousand is Harisinga sub district's only town committee located in Harisinga sub district of Udalguri district in the state Assam in India. Total geographical area of Tangla town committee is 3.19 km2. Population density of the city is 5387 persons per km2. There are 4 wards in the city, among them Tangla Ward No 03 is the most populous ward with population of 5427 and Tangla Ward No 04 is the least populous ward with population of 2554.

Nearest railway station is Tangla which is within the city. Harisinga is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 25 km. District head quarter of the city is Udalguri which is 25 km away. Dispur (guwahati) is the state head quarter of the city and is 101 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 2057 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 37°C and minimum temperature goes down to 8°C.

Tangla has a diverse population base including Assamese ,Bengali, Scheduled Tribes, Tea-tribes, Marowari, Muslim, Christian etc. which leads to its tolerant and rich culture. Every year Rongali Bihu, Durga Puja, Eid, Good Friday are celebrated

The distance from Tangla to its district head quarter Udalguri is 32 KM and 32 KM to Mangaldai, District Head Quarter of Darrang. The State Capital of Assam, Dispur is 101 KM away.

Demographics[edit]

Tangla town is divided into 4 wards for which elections are held every 5 years. Tangla Town Committee has total administration over 3,872 houses to which it supplies basic amenities like water and sewerage. It is also authorized to build roads within Town Committee limits and impose taxes on properties coming under its jurisdiction.

Population Distribution
Total Population[1] 17,183
Male Population 8,883
Female Population 8,300
Female to Male ratio 934 per 1000
Children to Adult ratio 957 per 1000
Male Literacy rate 89.79%
Female Literacy rate 82.28%
Children between ages 0~6 years 1593, 9.27% of total population
Scheduled Castes 12.45%
Scheduled Tribes 9.62%

Employment[edit]

Out of total population, 6,229 were engaged in work or business activity. Of this 5,351 were males while 878 were females. In census survey, worker is defined as person who does business, job, service, and cultivator and labour activity. Of total 6229 working population, 91.06% were engaged in Main Work while 8.94% of total workers were engaged in Marginal Work. Tangla has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 70%. In Tangla, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Assamese is the major language spoken in the urban area while other widely spoken languages include Bengali, Bodo, Bhojpuri, Nepali, Hindi, Punjabi, English, etc. Assamese, Hindi and Bengali are spoken widely in the surrounding areas.

Economy[edit]

The economy of this place is heavily dependent on business. It is a business an commercial hub of the entire district. Cultivators of nearby places finds a good market to sell their products. There are a number of co-operative societies as well as banking institutes. This place also has two weekly market days, one on Tuesday and another on Friday. These markets attracts a large number of people around the district these days, often making transportation very cumbersome in the town. There are also a number of tea gardens located nearby and Tangla is the nearest commercial access point for them. Before 1950, most of them were owned by British tea companies.

Governance[edit]

Tangla is a part of Mangaldai Lok Sabha Constituency. Kamali Basumatari is the present MLA from 64 No. Paneri LAC.

Transportation[edit]

The town is well connected to the rest of the state by the Mangaldai-Bhutiachang (MB Road/State Highway 4) which allows people to access the National Highway 52 at Mangaldai. The place is well connected by Railways too,It has Tangla railway station which has daily trains to Kamakhya, New Jalpaiguri, Dekargaon, Rangiya and Naharlagun. Bus services also provide good connectivity to different parts of state.

Landmarks[edit]

  • Bordoloi Bhawan
  • Congress Bhawan
  • Tangla College
  • Tangla College Park
  • Tangla High School play Field
  • Chadgari M.V School
  • Tangla Satsang Vihar(Kukurakata)[2]
  • Lord Shiva Mandir
  • Hanuman Mandir(Station Road)
  • Sankardev Naam Ghar (Vaishnava Temple)
  • Ganesh Mandir
  • Burha-Gohain (Shaivite Temple)
  • Durga Mandir (Purani Tangla)
  • Sikh Gurudwara
  • Jain Mandir
  • Don Bosco Catholic Church
  • Baptist Church
  • Tangla Bara Masjid
  • Banseria Masjid

Educational institutions[edit]

Tangla is an education hub for the youth of entire district. There are many educational institutions that help good number of students come up with good grades each year.

Colleges
Colleges Courses Offered
Tangla College NAAC B accredited college. It offers bachelor's degrees in Arts,Commerce & Science streams,Diplomas in various computer fields.

MA,M.Sc (Maths),M.Com & PGDCA courses under IDOL,Guwahati University with a regular mode of classes

Tangla Govt Higher Secondary SEBA, AHSEC Arts
R.C. Saharia Teachere's Training College, Offers Bachelor of Education degree (B.ED.)
K.K Handique State Open University Offers various Bachelor's courses
North Darrang College, Arts Junior College
National Pioneer College Arts,Commerce & Science Junior College (Private)
Arunodoi Junior College Science & Arts Junior College (Private)
Presidency Junior College Junior College for Arts, Science and Commerce (Private)
NRDS Junior College Junior College for Arts (Private)
Tangla Public College Junior College for Arts (Private)
Don Bosco Higher Secondary School Junior College for Arts (Private)
Schools
School Curriculum
Tangla Higher Secondary School SEBA
Tangla Girls High School SEBA
Tangla Model High School SEBA
Don Bosco School SEBA
Auxilium Convent School SEBA
Arunodoi Academy SEBA
Tangla English Medium High School SEBA
Maharishi Vidya Mandir CBSE
National Pioneer Public School SEBA
Jatiya Vidyapith SEBA
Kendriya Jatiya Vidyapith SEBA
Adharsha Vidyapith SEBA
Shankardev Sishu Niketan SEBA
Jnanodai Vidyapeeth ( Kukurakata) SEBA
Navodaya Jatiya Vidyalaya SEBA
UN Academy School SEBA
Jwnglari Foraisali School SEBA
Play Way Kids School
Don Bosco Kids World
Alma Mater Silver School
Kinderland Pre-School, Affiliated to International Montessori Curriculum
Nilachal Public School
Pranabananda Vidya Mandir

Tangla is among the top educational hubs of lower Assam, delivering positions in HSLC and ASHEC [ [1]].

Healthcare[edit]

Kalaguru Bishnu Rabha Thirty Bedded Govt Hospital is the nearest hospital of the town. There are a number of pharmacies,diagnostic centres and private practitioners in the town. A government run veterinary hospital is also located nearby.

Banking institutions[edit]

  • State Bank Of India
  • Central Bank Of India
  • Assam Gramin Vikash Bank
  • UCO Bank
  • The Assam Co-Operative Apex Bank Limited

Hotels[edit]

  • Honey Hotel & S.R Lodge(T.B Road)
  • Monu Lodge (M.B Road)
  • Hotel Ajanta (Station Road)

Communication[edit]

Tangla has decent landline, mobile and internet connectivity. Internet connectivity through wireless datacards and Broadband is available. The major cellular service providers are Airtel, IDEA, BSNL, Aircel, Vodafone, Reliance, Jio.

4G services are a recent addition to the place, along with existing 3G, 2G, WLL.

Mobile Operator
BSNL[3]
Aircel[4]
Reliance[5]
Airtel[6]
Idea Cellular[7]
Vodafone[8]
Jio[9]

Railyway station: Tangla railway station

Police station: Tangla

Post Office: Tangla

Nearest Airport: LGB International Airport Guwahati

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