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KAMRUP DISTRICT

Head-Quater : Guwahati
Area : 4345 sq. km
HQ PIN Code : 781001
HQ STD Code : 0361
Official Website : www.kamrup.nic.in
Kamrup District Map
Population : 15,17,202(2011 Census)
Male : 7,79,608
Female : 7,37,594
Sex Ratio : 946
Density : 346 per sq. km

Kamrup district is an administrative district in the state of Assam in India, named after Kamarupa, a name by which Assam was previously known in ancient times. The district, however, is now a small western part of Assam, with a distinctive native Kamrupi culture and dialect (both known as Kamrupi). The distinctive dialect etc. are, however, shared with the present administrative districts of Nalbari and Barpeta, these districts being part of an un-divided Kamrup before the 1980s. Assam has been referred to as Kamrup in many of the ancient Indian literature. It was also known as Pragjyotishpur due to the astrology (Jyotish Shashtra) practices that prevailed in this part of the country during that time. However, "Kamrup" became a more predominant name in the later part of the history. Today Kamrup is an administrative district of Assam with its headquarters located at Guwahati city. The greater parts of the district consist of wide plains, through the lower portion of which the river Brahmaputra flows a steady course from east to west. The District is bounded by Udalguri and Baska District in the north, Meghalaya state in the south, Darrang District and Kamrup Metropolitan District in the east and Goalpara District and Nalbari District in the west. The Present Assam was referred to as Kamrup in many of the ancient Indian literature. It was also known as Pragjyotishpur due to the astrology (Jyotish Shashtra) practices that prevailed in this part of the country during that time. However, "Kamrup" became a more predominant name in the later part of the history.

After the census of 2001 the district has been divided between the Kamrup Metropolitan district and Kamrup District, the former comprising the metropolitan city of Guwahati and the latter the rest of the district. Both of the district headquarters are located (rather side by side) in the heart of the city of Guwahati. This pair of districts occupies a total area of 4345 sq.km and has a population of 15,17,202(as of 2011). The metropolitan district population is somewhere around a million.

Attractions

1) Madan Kamdev Temple : Berely 40 Kms. away from Guwahati, the gateway of North-East and 3 Kms. from Baihata Chariali on National Highway 52, Madan Kamdev is an enigma, a mystery, a marvel which speaks about the ancient Kamrup. Scattered all around the Dewangiri hillock with an idyllic back drop of green hills and flowing rivulet, are griffins, nymphs, dancing fairies, gods and goddesses in cosmic evoluations, walls, pillars, lintels and door frams decorated with flowers, animals, Kalpa-vriksha (the tree of fulfillment), six sided Bhairava, four headed Shiva, Demons, Serpants and men, women and animals in every conceivable erotic postures, all in ruins-ruin of gigantic proportion - that is Madan Kamdev.

2) Saraighat war Memorial Park : This Park is at Agyathuri on the northern bank of river Brahmaputra .The Park has been constructed for preservation and promotion of the memories associated with the Battle of Saraighat which took place in the year 1671 A.D. between the Ahoms and Mughals under the command of the great Ahom "Senapati" Lachit Barphukan .

3) Hayagriva-Madhab Temple : Hayagriva Madhava Mandir is situated on the Monikut hill near Hajo of Kamrup district .It is known that the temple was constructed by the King Raghu deva Narayan in 1583. According to some other historians. King of Pala dynasty constructed it in 6th century. It is a stone temple and it enshrines an image of Hayagriva Madhav. The rows of elephants are seen on the body of the temple and they are fine specimens of Assamese art. There is a big pond known as Madhab Pukhuri near the temple.

4) Poa Macca : Poa Macca is a place of pilgrimage for the Muslims and is located at Hajo, a small town near Guwahati. It is the tomb of seer Giasuddin Auliya. It is believed that by offering prayers here the faithfuls gain one fourth of the spiritual enlightenment of what could be gained at Mecca. Hence the name - "poa" meaning one-fourth.

5) Daul Govinda Mandir : Located at the north bank of the mighty river Brahmaputra. It is a place of historic importance. The temple and shrines, copper plates and rock inscription are scattered to suggest a glorious heritage in and around north Guwahati. The holy Daul Govinda Mandir is perfectly placed at the beautiful foot hills of Chandrabharati hill at Rajaduar, a place of the east of North Guwahati and this natural ambience heightens the sanctity of this place of worship.

6) Sidheswar Devalaya : It is situated in Sualkuchi of Kamrup district. It is an ancient Siva temple, which was built during the time of Ahom King Siva Singha's rule. A few images of archeological interest exist at the site.

7) Sualkuchi : Sualkuchi, a village in the Kamrup district has been developed over the years as a major centre for commercial production of these indigenous fabrics especially the Pat and Muga silk. Sualkuchi is famous as the "Manchester of Assam" and was established by Momai Tamuli Barbarua, a great administrator of the Ahom kingdom during the reign of Swargadeo Pratap Singha (1603-1641). Shri Barbarua set up this weaver’s village by shifting a large number of master-weavers from all over the region to that village. This patronage led to the advancement and development of sericulture in Assam. This picturesque village on the banks of the river Brahmaputra is about 32 kms from Guwahati. Sualkuchi has a population of nearly 50,000 people, most of who are engaged in weaving magic on their looms. This village has an estimated 25,000 handlooms and produces nearly six million metres of white and golden Assam silk annually.


Economy   

The economy of Kamrup is both industry based and agrarian. The total population of the district is 25.22 lakh. The no of Cultivators in the district is 207262 of which, the no of small and marginal farmers is 150921. The cropping Intensity in the district is 140 % and net irrigated area in the district is 58239 ha. The most serious problem affecting the rural economy of the district is floods that wreak havoc every year in the lives of a sizable number of population by ravaging their crops. Forecasting of floods is relatively easier as compared to other natural calamities. The crux of the problem lies in recurrence of floods every year and not with methodology for forecasting.

Education

1) North Gauhati College  : North Gauhati College , one of the oldest institution of higher learning is located at North Guwahati . The college was inaugurated by Devakanta Baruah, the then Education Minister of Assam in the premises of the Auni Ati Kamaldev Institution on the 4th September, 1962 as a co-educational institute of collegiate education and the foundation stone at the permanent site was laid by him on the 24th November, 1963. At the initial stage, the college started functioning from the Auni Ati Kamaldev Institution. On the 9th December, 1966 the whole functions of the college were shifted to its own building at its present site. Phone : 0361-2690037

2) Rangia College : Rangia College is the premier institution of higher education on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in the district of Kamrup. Founded on August 5, 1963, the college has rendered pioneering services to the community by catering to the needs of the vast and extensive area inhabited predominantly by socially and economically backward segments of the population. Phone : 03621-240484

3) Goreswar College : Established in 29th August, 1974

Banks

1) Central Bank Of India, BAMUNIGAON CAMP, Phone: (03623) 282753
2) Central Bank Of India, LOKHRA CHARILLI, Phone: (0361) 2236592
3) Central Bank Of India, BAPUJI PATH, SUALKUCHI, Phone : (0361) 2830170
4) Central Bank Of India, Phone: (03623) 282535
5) State Bank Of India (SBI), NAPARA ROAD, Phone : 0361-2830174
6) Allahabad Bank, GAMERIMURA (BOKO), Phone: 03623-282666
7) Central Bank Of India, OJHAS COMMERCIAL COMPLEX, A.T. ROAD, ADABARI, Phone: (0361) 2571050

:: MAJOR TOWNS ::

Amingaon, Baihata, North Guwahati, Palasbari, Rangia, Saraighat, Sualkuchi

:: BLOCKS ::

Kamrup District comprises two sub- divisions namely, Guwahati and Rangia. Below this level, there are 8 Revenue Circles under Guwahati sub-division and 3 Revenue Circles under Rangia sub-division.

:: SEATS IN LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY ::

1) Boko - (MLA-GOPINATH DAS-A.I.U.D.F.)
2) Chaygaon - (MLA-REKIBUDDIN AHMED-I.N.C.)
3) Palasbari - (MLA-JATIN MALI-Independent.)
4) Hajo - (MLA- DIPEN PATHAK-T.M.C.)
5) Kamalpur - (MLA-JADAB CH. DEKA-B.J.P.)
6) Rangia - (MLA-GHANASHYAM KALITA-I.N.C.)

:: HOSPITALS ::

1) Tolaram Bafna Civil Hospital

2) North Guwahati PHC

:: POLICE STATIONS ::

Name of the S. P.

Shri Apurba Jibon Baruah, IPS
Phone : (0361) 2684400(O)/2230529(R)
Fax : (0361) 2684403

Addl. S.P. (HQ) (0361) 2540261 (O), 2738979 (R)
Dy. S.P. (HQ) (0361) 2604782 (O)
SDPO, Rangia (03621) 240540 (O), 240540 (R)
Reserve Inspector (0361) 2540107 (O)

Name of the Police Station

1. Rangia (03621) 240515
2. Koya -
3. Kamalpur (03621) 288495
4. Baihatachariali -
5. Hajo 2820222
6. Chaygaon (03623) 261204
7. Boko (03623) 282229
8. Nagarbera (03623) 245075
9. Palashbari (03623) 230039
10. Sualkuchi (0361) 2830112
11. Bhatkhowadia (R/PS)
12. Sualkuchi (R.PS)


Name of the Out Post

1. Ramdai -
2. Rani -
3. Jorsimalu -
4. Mandira
5. Nagarbera (R/OP) -

:: RAILWAY STATIONS ::

Guwahati is well connected by rail with rest parts of the country. There are direct trains from Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai and other important cities of the country.

:: AIRPORTS ::

Guwahati has an international airport at Borjhar, 25 km west of city centre. The Lokopriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport of Guwahati is well connected by air to most of the metros in the country. Indian Airlines and private airlines operate regular flights to/from Guwahati.

:: DISTRICTS PIN CODES ::

Agchia 781128
Aggumi 781137
Akadi 781102
Alikash 781137
Alupati 781127
Ambari Fatasil 781025
Amerigog 781023
Amgaon 781026
Amingaon 781031
Amranga 781130
Amsinggaon E (s -85) 781027
Amtala 781134
Assam Engg. Institute 781003
Assam Sachivalaya 781006
Assam Tribune 781003
Azara 781017
Badlabazar 781127
Baghdoba 781366
Bagmarachar 781127
Bagta 781102
Baihata 781380
Baihata Chariali 781381
Bakalipara 781124
Balapukhuri 781124
Balikuchi 781381
Bamundi 781103
Bamunigaon 781141
Bamunimaidan 781021
Bangaon 781354
Baniapara 781134
Baralabari 781101
Barbaka 781030
Bardal 781354
Bardangrikuchi 781366
Bardekpar 781382
Bargaon 781104
Bargaon Khaliha 781133
Barghuli 781354
Barpalaha 781121
Baruajani 781380
Baruapathar 781136
Basistha 781029
Batahidia 781137
Batarhat 781112
Beltola 781028
Betna 781366
Bezera 781121
Bhagawatipara 781132
Bhalukghata 781123
Bharalumukh 781009
Bhattaparagaral 781017
Bhauriabhita 781136
Bhelkarbazar 781102
Bhitarduar 781137
Bhogpur 781366
Bholebatabari 781364
Bhomolahati 781121
Bihapara 781365
Bihdia 781381
Bijoynagar 781112
Binovanagar 781018
Birpara 781123
Boko 781123
Boko Agchia 781123
Boko Rajapara 781123
Bonda 781026
Bondapara 781133
Bongra 781015
Bongshor 781103
Borakhat 781124
Borduar 781120
Borjhar 781124
Borni 781102
Boromboi 781104
Chamatapathar 782402
Champaknagar 781124
Champaparabazar 781136
Chandrapur 781150
Chandrapur Mills 781150
Changsari 781101
Chanmaguri 781380
Chapania 781354
Chenigaon 781366
Chenikuthi 781003
Chhaygaon 781124
Choudhurykhat 781141
Collegenagar 781031
Dadara 781104
Dagaon 781380
Dakhala 781112
Damalchos 781133
Dampur 781102
Darkuchi 781376
Debgotanagar 781011
Dehaligaon 781112
Dehangarigaon 781012
Dekachang 781136
Deoduar 781101
Deolkuchi 781354
Deosunga 781364
Dharapur 781133
Dhengargaon 781125
Dhepargaon 781354
Dhirenpara 781025
Digaru 782401
Dihina 781382
Dispur 781005
Dobok 781380
Dopdar 781030
Dorakahara 781101
Dumunichowki 781121
Durapara 781123
Durungpahar 782403
Fancy Bazar 781001
Futuri 781112
Gamarimura 781133
Gandhinagar 782403
Gandhmow 781103
Garchuk 781035
Gerua 781102
Ghoramara 781124
Gohalkona 781123
Gopalpur 781354
Gopinathnagar 781016
Goreswar 781366
Gosaihat 781125
Gotanagar 781011
Gurmow 781366
Guwahati Airport 781015
Guwahati Gpo 781001
Guwahati University Ho 781014
Hablaka 781102
Hahara 782402
Hahimbazar 781129
Hajo 781102
Halda 781121
Halogaon 781103
Hatigaon Chariali 781038
Hatipara 781137
Hekra 781127
Helecha 781382
Hengrabari 781036
Hinguli 781380
Iit 781039
Indrapur 781032
Jahirpur 781137
Jambari 781141
Jamlai 781127
Jamtala 781365
Japia 781382
Japorigog 781005
Jharobari 781112
Jiakur 781134
Jogiparapathar 781136
Kachari Solmari 781354
Kachumara 781127
Kalajalchowk 781380
Kalardia 781127
Kalatoli 781136
Kalitakuchi 781102
Kalubari 781127
Kamakhya 781010
Kaniha 781380
Karora 781381
Karparbhitha 781366
Kendua 781121
Khanapara 781022
Khapenikuchi 781102
Kharguli 781004
Kharikot 781380
Khetri 782403
Khetri Hardia 781102
Kholabandha 781127
Khudradimu 781382
Kinangaon 781123
Kukurmara 781134
Kulhati 781104
Kulsirange 781125
Kumarpara 781009
Kuwarpur 781102
Lachitnagar 781007
Loch 781381
Loharghat 781120
Lower Lumpi 781129
Madhukuchi 781354
Madhyamkhanda 781030
Mahajanpara 781366
Maharipara 781364
Mahimari 781137
Mahtoli 781136
Majirgaon 781128
Malaybari 782403
Malibaribazar 781136
Malibaripathar 781136
Mandakata 781121
Mandira 781127
Maniari Tiniali 781125
Maranjana 781354
Mataikhar 781120
Mauman Ashram 781123
Mirza 781125
Mlg Rly Hqs 781011
Nagarbera 781127
Nahira 781132
Naitar 781127
Nalapara 781129
Nampara Majarkuri 781102
Narangi 781026
Nartap 782402
Natun Jharobari 781124
Nawkata 781364
Nizdemoria 782403
Nizmanakuchi 781104
Noonmati 781020
North Guwahati 781030
Odalbakra 781034
Pacharia 781104
Pachia 781133
Pachim Dhuligaon 781124
Pachim Samaria 781136
Palahartari 781127
Palashbari 781128
Paltanbazar 781008
Pandu 781012
Pandu Rly Colony 781012
Paneri 781123
Panikhaiti 781026
Panitema 781101
Panjabari 781037
Patharquerry 781171
Pathimari 781127
Pijupara 781127
Pingaleswar 781381
Pitambarhat Bazali 781354
Pubborka 781101
Puthimari 781380
Rajapara 781120
Ramdia 781102
Ramgaon 781364
Rampur 781132
Rangia 781354
Rangia Rs 781365
Rani 781131
Rehabari 781008
Rongmahal 781030
Rowmari 781104
Rupnagar 781032
Sadilapur 781012
Saledal 781121
Samuka 781129
Santipur 781141
Sarpara 781112
Satgaon 781027
Satpakhali 781132
Saukuchi 781034
Sidilapara 781124
Sikarhati 781125
Siliguri 781103
Silkijhar 781366
Silpukhuri 781003
Simina 781112
Simlatarabari 781133
Singra 781133
Singra Rajapara 781133
Soalkuchi 781103
Sonai Kamalajari 782402
Sonapur 782402
Soneswar 781382
Soniadi 781102
Srihati 781103
Suagpur 781364
Sutargaon 781381
Tarani 781354
Tengajhar 781364
Tepesia 782402
Tetelia 781104
Tinali 781365
Titkuri 781354
Tokradia 781102
Topabari 781102
Toparpathar 781137
Topatali 782403
Tukrapara 781137
Tupamari 781127
Udayan Vihar 781171
Udiana 781354
Ukiam 781124
Ulubari 781007
Uparhali 781112
Uzanbazar 781001
Uzankuri 781102
Zoo Road 781024

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