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A view of the Tinikunia Pukhuri
|• Body||Tinsukia Municipality Board|
|Elevation||116 m (381 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-AS|
Tinsukia is the site of Bengmara, which was originally known as Changmai Pathar. It was the capital of the Motok kingdom which was founded by Swargadeo Sarbananda Singha.
Swargadeo Sarbananda Singha, known as Mezara, was a member of the erstwhile Chutia royal family and rose to become an able administrator. Mezara adopted the name Sarbananda Singha after he became the king. Swargadeo Sarbananda Singha introduced coins in his name and in Saka 1716 and 1717, he inscribed the title Swargadeo in the coins.
As instructed by Swargadeo Sarbananda Singha, his Minister Gopinath Barbaruah alias Godha dug a triangular pond which is known as Tinikunia Pukhuri. In 1884 a station was constructed near this pond, when the Dibru-Sadiya Rail line was laid and was named as Tinsukia. Since then it has been known as Tinsukia.
Tinsukia is located at  It has an average elevation of 116 metres (380 feet)..
According to the 2011 census, Tinsukia had a population of 1,25,216. Males constituted 55% of the population and females 45%. Tinsukia had an average literacy rate of 70.15%, higher than the national average of 64.84%; male literacy was 77.89%, and female literacy 63.54%. 13.29% of the population was under 6 years of age.
The New Tinsukia Junction railway station of Tinsukia is well connected with the other parts of the country.
Important trains are:
|13281/82 New Tinsukia - Rajendra Nagar Weekly Express||Patna and Tinsukia|
|14055/56 Brahmaputra Mail||Delhi and Dibrugarh|
|15603/04 Intercity Express||Ledo and Kamakhya Junction|
|15959/60 Kamrup Express||Howrah Junction and Dibrugarh|
|Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express||New Delhi and Dibrugarh|
|15927/29 New Tinsukia-Rangiya Express
22501/02 New Tinsukia-Bengaluru City
12525/26 Dibrugarh Kolkata Superfast Express
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