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Diphu
Diphu
(Pron:ˈdɪfu:) is the headquarter of Karbi Anglong district
Karbi Anglong district
in the state of Assam
Assam
in India. This small town is a popular tourist hill station for people of nearby cities.

Contents

1 Etymology 2 Geography 3 Demographics 4 Culture 5 Places of interest 6 Public parks and gardens 7 Media 8 Education institutions

8.1 Universities 8.2 Colleges 8.3 Technical and vocational institutes 8.4 Schools 8.5 Projects under way

9 Health infrastructure

9.1 Hospital

10 Transportation

10.1 Road 10.2 Rail

11 Sports 12 Politics 13 Notable People 14 See also 15 References

Etymology[edit] Diphu
Diphu
is a Dimasa language for White Water. Di mean Water, Phu mean White. Historically it is said, the stream in diphu carry large amount of sediment during rainy season, giving it the colour of white, hence the name White Water. Geography[edit]

View of Diphu
Diphu
hills

Diphu
Diphu
is located at 25°50′N 93°26′E / 25.83°N 93.43°E / 25.83; 93.43.[1] It has an average elevation of 186 metres (610 feet). It is about 270 km by road and 213 km by railways from Guwahati. The town is beautifully located on a hill. Demographics[edit] As of 2011[update] India
India
census,[2] Diphu
Diphu
had a population of 63,654. Based on population, it is classified as a class-II city (between 50,000 and 99,999 inhabitants). Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Diphu
Diphu
has an average literacy rate of 90%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 94% and, female literacy is 86%. In Diphu, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age. The major indigenous communities living in Diphu
Diphu
are Karbi, Dimasa Kachari, Tiwa (Lalung) Kachari, Bodo Kachari, Keot(Kaibarta), Koch (Rajbangshi) Kachari, Garo Kachari and Rengma Naga. Culture[edit] The town is home to many indigenous communities and other communities from rest of the country, the Karbis, Dimasa Kachari, Tiwa Kachari, Bodo Kachari, Garo Kachari being the major tribes of the district. The town truly exhibits the peaceful and harmonious coexistence among them. It houses temples, churches, mosques and a gurudwara. The town celebrates all the major festivals together with much fun-fare. Rongker, Bushu-Dima Wangala, Bihu, Sikpui-Ruoi, Christmas, Durga Puja, Diwali and other festivals are celebrated with fervour and joy. Places of interest[edit]

Statue of Rongpharpi Rongbe In the middle of the town there is a great statue of Rongpharpi Rongbe and her comrades- a grand sculpture enlivened in the hand of its sculptor. It has immortalised a glorified page of Karbi history. Rongpharpi Rongbe was the first woman who rebelled against exploitation and oppression. Taralangso It is in the heart of Diphu. The headquarters of "Karbi Cultural Society", which is an established democratic cultural organisation, is permanently set here. The Karbi Youth Festival is celebrated in Taralangso every year. During the festival the place becomes a cultural pilgrimage. Botanical Garden About 7 km away from Diphu
Diphu
along the Lumding
Lumding
road, there is a botanical garden of Forest west division. The garden is rich in many valuable trees, herbs and orchids. Recreation Park cum Medicinal Garden Situated on the Diphu-Manja road it is a very beautiful garden set up by the forest department. The park has much natural scenery, valuable trees and herbs which attracts many people. There is also boating facility in a lake. Arboretum District Museum Umwang

Public parks and gardens[edit]

Recreation Park Botanical Garden Khorsing Ingti Children Park Semsongsing Ingti Memorial Park Gandhi Park

Media[edit]

Local Newspapers

Drongo Express (English daily) Hill Observer (English daily) Pherangke (Karbi daily) The Arleng Daily (Karbi daily) The Hills Emissary ( English daily) The Hills Times (English daily) Thekar (Karbi daily)

Radio Diphu
Diphu
house an All India
India
Radio station.

Television Diphu
Diphu
house a relay centre for Doordarshan. There is also a CATV, KAT, operating in the town. Currently, KAT is only local channel in the town.

Education institutions[edit] Universities[edit]

Assam
Assam
University, Diphu
Diphu
Campus[3] IGNOU study centre

Colleges[edit]

B.Ed. College Commerce College Diphu
Diphu
Girl's College Don Bosco Junior college Diphu
Diphu
Government College Diphu
Diphu
Law College Renu Terangpi Memorial College

Technical and vocational institutes[edit]

Basic Training Centre Hindi Teacher Training Centre Industrial Training Institute (ITI) Diphu
Diphu
polytechnic, diphu Vocational Training and research Centre (VTRC)

Schools[edit]

Adarsh Binapani L.P. & M.E. School Aturkimi Academy Badan Memorial English High School Calvary Home Academy Covenent Higher Secondary School Christian English High School D.A.V Higher Secondary School Diphu
Diphu
Government Boy's Higher Secondary School Diphu
Diphu
Government Girl's High School Diphu
Diphu
Town Primary School. Don Bosco Higher Secondary School Erudite Academy Hilltop Christian School Home for Destitute and Vagrant Children Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Kendriya Vidyalaya Kidzee Lil'Kid Mahatma Gandhi Memorial School Modern English High School Mt. Calvary School North Point English High School New Hope High School Presbyterian Mission School Ratan Kro High School Rengbonghom Higher Secondary School Springdale High School St. Mary's High School Tiny Tot UC School

Projects under way[edit]

Assam
Assam
Hills Medical College and Research Institute

Health infrastructure[edit] Hospital[edit]

Diphu
Diphu
Civil Hospital Veterinary Hospital (2 Nos.)

Transportation[edit] Road[edit] National Highway 329A passes through the Town. It connect the town with Lumding
Lumding
and Manja . Diphu
Diphu
is well connected to most districts and towns of Assam
Assam
by Assam
Assam
State Transport Corporation, The District autonomoy body, Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council, owned Transportation service and private buses connect . Shared Car
Car
also ply between nearby town and places. Auto rickshaw
Auto rickshaw
is the main mode of transport in the town. Rail[edit] The Diphu
Diphu
town is served by Diphu railway station of Northeast Frontier Railway zone which lies on Lumding– Dibrugarh
Dibrugarh
section. Many crucial trains which connect the town like Dibrugarh
Dibrugarh
Rajdhani Express, Brahmaputra
Brahmaputra
Mail, Kamrup Express, Jan Shatabdi Express, Chandigarh Express, Nagaland Express etc. Sports[edit] Football is the main sport of Karbi Anglong and mostly popular among the people. The multipurpose KASA (Karbi Anglong Sports Association) Stadium is home to Morning Star F.C., the premier football club of Karbi Anglong. They represent Karbi Anglong in the top division Assam State Premier League. New Sport's Complex is under construction in KASA Stadium field and 5th Mile, Diphu. Politics[edit] Diphu
Diphu
is part of Autonomous District (Lok Sabha constituency).[4] Notable People[edit]

Biren Sing Engti: M.P. Late Semsonsing Ingti: founder of Karbi Anglong district (un-demarcade). Jayanta Rongpi

See also[edit]

Diphu
Diphu
Pass

References[edit]

^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Diphu ^ " Census
Census
of India
India
2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census
Census
Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.  ^ " Assam
Assam
University Diphu
Diphu
Campus" ^ "List of Parliamentary & Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Assam. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-05-04. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 

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