Tinsukia

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Tinsukia
Town
A view of the Tinikunia Pukhuri
A view of the Tinikunia Pukhuri
Tinsukia is located in Assam
Tinsukia
Tinsukia
Location in Assam, India
Tinsukia is located in India
Tinsukia
Tinsukia
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
StateAssam
DistrictTinsukia
Government
 • BodyTinsukia Municipality Board
Area
 • Total20 km2 (8 sq mi)
Elevation
116 m (381 ft)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total126,389
 • Density6,300/km2 (16,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialAssamese
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
786125
Telephone code91-374
ISO 3166 codeIN-AS
Vehicle registrationAS-23
Websitewww.tinsukia.nic.in

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.

History[edit]

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.[3]

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.

Geography[edit]

Tinsukia is located at 27°30′N 95°22′E / 27.5°N 95.37°E / 27.5; 95.37.[4] It has an average elevation of 116 metres (380 feet).

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census, Tinsukia had a population of 126,389.[5] 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.[6]

Politics[edit]

Tinsukia is part of Dibrugarh (Lok Sabha constituency).[7]

Media[edit]

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

Notable people from Tinsukia[edit]

References[edit]

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

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