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A view of the Tinikunia Pukhuri
A view of the Tinikunia Pukhuri
Tinsukia is located in Assam
Location in Assam, India
Tinsukia is located in India
Tinsukia (India)
Coordinates: 27°30′00″N 95°22′01″E / 27.500°N 95.367°E / 27.500; 95.367Coordinates: 27°30′00″N 95°22′01″E / 27.500°N 95.367°E / 27.500; 95.367
Country India
 • BodyTinsukia Municipality Board
116 m (381 ft)
 • Total99,448
 • OfficialAssamese
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code91-374
ISO 3166 codeIN-AS
Vehicle registrationAS-23

Tinsukia (Pron: ˌtɪnˈsʊkiə) is an industrial town. It is situated 480 kilometres (298 mi) north-east of Guwahati and 84 kilometres (52 mi) away from the border with Arunachal Pradesh.

It is the administrative headquarters of Tinsukia District of Assam, India.


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.[2]

Coin issued by 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 27°30′N 95°22′E / 27.5°N 95.37°E / 27.5; 95.37.[3] It has an average elevation of 116 metres (380 feet).


According to the 2011 census, Tinsukia had a population of 1,25,216.[4] 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.[5]

The indigenous tribes of this district includes Morans, Chutiyas, Motoks, Sonowals, Deoris and Ahoms.


Tinsukia is part of Dibrugarh (Lok Sabha constituency).[6]


The New Tinsukia Junction railway station of Tinsukia is well connected with the other parts of the country.

Important trains are:

Trains Destinations
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
00000/00 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
15903/04 Dibrugarh Chandigarh Express
15905/06 Vivek Express
15909/10 Avadh Assam Express
15929/30 Dibrugarh Chennai Express
15933/34 Dibrugarh Amritsar Express
15941/42 Dibrugarh Jhajha Express
15967/68 Dibrugarh Rangiya Express



The Assamese daily Dainik Janambhumi is published from Tinsukia along with Guwahati and Jorhat.


  1. ^ http://www.censusindia.gov.in/pca/SearchDetails.aspx?Id=298235
  2. ^ "Tinsukia". Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  3. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Tinsukia
  4. ^ "Census of India / Assam / Tinsukia". Census of India. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  5. ^ "Census Of India". Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  6. ^ "List of Parliamentary & Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Assam. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-05-04. Retrieved 2008-10-06.

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