Nagaon (previously Nowgong), is a city and a municipal board in Nagaon
district in the Indian state of Assam. It is situated 121 kilometres
(75 mi) east of Guwahati. It has a population of 147,231.
In education section, total literates in
Nagaon city are 98,068 of
which 52,690 are males while 45,378 are females. Average literacy rate
Nagaon city is 93.43 percent of which male and female literacy was
98.58 and 88.08 percent.
Nagaon city is governed by Municipal Board which comes under Nagaon
Assam Homeopathic College
5.5 The College of Fisheries
Nagaon Medical College
6 Important Localities
7 Notable people
9 See also
The Kolong River, a tributary of the
Brahmaputra River, flows through
Nagaon and in the process divides the city into two distinct regions:
Nagaon and Haibargaon.
Nagaon is bounded on the north by the
Sonitpur district and the
Brahmaputra River. On the south, it borders the western Karbi Anglong
District and Dima Hasao. On the east it is bounded by eastern Karbi
Anglong and the
Golaghat district, while on the west it neighbours the
There are several beels, marshy areas and swamps in the district,
including the regions of Marikalong, Potakalong, Haribhanga,
Jongalbalahu, Samoguri Beel, Urigadang and Nawbhanga. These wetlands
are former channels of the Kolong and Kopili rivers.
Nagaon is integrated into the National Highway system connected to NH
36 and 37 providing easy access to important places in Assam. Buses
connect the city with all parts of Assam.
There are two railway stations in
Nagaon town, one at Haiborgaon and
Nagaon proper. The nearest railway junction is Sensuwa and
another is at Chaparmukh, which is around 28 km from Nagaon.
The nearest airport is
Tezpur Airport. The nearest international
Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport
Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in
As of 2011[update]
Nagaon city had a population of
147,231, making it one of the largest cities of Assam.The population
is largely of heterogeneous nature. Assamese, Tiwa (Lalung), Muslim,
Bengali, Marwardi communities form the majority.
See also: List of cities in the North East and the Andaman and Nicobar
Nagaon is part of the
Lok Sabha constituency of Nowgong.
Modern education was first introduced in the district by Christian
missionaries, such as Miles Bronson and Nathan Brown in the nineteenth
century. Anandaram Dhekial Phukan, a major figure in Assamese
literature, spent the better part of his life in Nagaon, and the
Gunabhiram Barua worked in
Nagaon for about two
The Nowgong Mission High School, established by Miles Bronson in 1846
is the oldest school in Assam. It also has the third oldest government
school in Assam, the Nowgong Government Boys' Higher Secondary School,
established in 1865. Another old school is the Dawson Higher Secondary
& Multipurpose School. Kendriya Vidyalaya Nagaon, Loyola High
School and Christ Jyoti School are regarded as the best English medium
schools among the residents of Nagaon. Best
Hindi school is Marwari
Hindi High School situated near Haibargaon Bazar.
Prominent English Medium Schools:
Front view of the main entrance of Nowgong Mission High School, the
oldest school of Assam
Kendriya Vidyalaya, Nagaon
Christ Jyoti School
Nowgong Mission High School
St. Ignatius Loyola English Medium High School
St. Antony's High School
Little Flower School
Nagaon English Academy
Other Schools of Repute:
Nagaon Shankardev Vidya Niketon
National Academy Nagaon
Nowgong Government Boys' Higher Secondary School
Nowgong Government Girls' Higher Secondary School
Nagaon Bengali Boys' Higher Secondary School
Nagaon Bengali Girls' Higher Secondary School
Government Urban Basic School
Dawson Higher Secondary and Multipurpose School
Om Prakash Jajodia Girls'
Hindi High School
Hindi high School
At present, there are about 25 colleges, of which probably the most
A.D.P. College (named after Anandaram Dhekial Phukan)
Khagarijan College (named after the old administrative headquarters of
Nowgong Girls' College
Nowgong Law College
Nagaon G.N.D.G. Commerce College
Besides these there are a number of junior colleges that have sprung
up in Nagaon. Some of them have made a mark for themselves by bagging
the top positions in the State Higher Secondary exams. As such many
students from the neighboring districts also come to study in these
Assam Homeopathic College
Assam Homeopathic College is situated in Haibargaon, Nagaon. The
institute was established in the year 1968. It is the first
homeopathic medical college of the entire North East India.
Nagaon is also home to Nowgong Polytechnic, one of the oldest
technical education institutes in Assam.
Nagaon also has an ITI at Panigaon.
The College of Fisheries
The College of Fisheries, the only college of its kind in the entire
northeastern India, is located in Raha and comes under the academic
Assam Agricultural University in Jorhat.
Nagaon Medical College
The foundation stone of the
Nagaon Medical College was laid by the
then chief minister of
Assam Mr. Tarun Gogoi in February, 2016. The
construction work on the same has officially begun from 18th Feb, 2017
and the college will be ready for operation in 3 years time.
Nagaon is home to the prestigious Mahapurusha Srimanta Sankardeva
Viswavidyalaya, which offers postgraduate and doctorate level courses.
Bhabendra Nath Saikia, writer, director and editor.
Dev Kant Baruah, politician.
Bharat Ratna Gopinath Bordoloi, First Chief Minister of Assam.
Jatin Bora, actor.
Lakshminath Bezbaroa, Poet, Novelist & Writer
Khagen Mahanta, singer.
Pabitra Kumar Deka, journalist and humor writer.
Mahim Bora, writer.
Papon, singer, musician
Parveen Sultana, classical singer.
Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, politician.
Srimanta Sankardev, saint
Lakshmi Nandan Bora, Novelist
The multipurpose stadium in
Nagaon is named after the sportsperson
late Nurul Amin.
Nurul Amin Stadium hosts the prestigious Independence
Day Cup Football tournament every year in August and September, in
which most of the teams of national repute participate.
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