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Nagaon
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
Nagaon
city are 98,068 of which 52,690 are males while 45,378 are females. Average literacy rate of Nagaon
Nagaon
city is 93.43 percent of which male and female literacy was 98.58 and 88.08 percent. Nagaon
Nagaon
city is governed by Municipal Board which comes under Nagaon Urban Agglomeration.

Contents

1 Geography 2 Transport

2.1 Road 2.2 Railway 2.3 Airport

3 Demographics 4 Politics 5 Education

5.1 Schools 5.2 Colleges 5.3 Assam
Assam
Homeopathic College 5.4 Nagaon
Nagaon
Polytechnic 5.5 The College of Fisheries 5.6 The Nagaon
Nagaon
Medical College 5.7 University

6 Important Localities 7 Notable people 8 Sports 9 See also 10 References

Geography[edit] The Kolong River, a tributary of the Brahmaputra
Brahmaputra
River, flows through Nagaon
Nagaon
and in the process divides the city into two distinct regions: Nagaon
Nagaon
and Haibargaon.[1] Nagaon
Nagaon
is bounded on the north by the Sonitpur district
Sonitpur district
and the Brahmaputra
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
Golaghat
district, while on the west it neighbours the Marigaon district. 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. Transport[edit] Road[edit] Nagaon
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. Railway[edit] There are two railway stations in Nagaon
Nagaon
town, one at Haiborgaon and another at Nagaon
Nagaon
proper. The nearest railway junction is Sensuwa and another is at Chaparmukh, which is around 28 km from Nagaon. Airport[edit] The nearest airport is Tezpur
Tezpur
Airport. The nearest international airport is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport
Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport
in Guwahati. Demographics[edit] As of 2011[update] India
India
census,[2] Nagaon
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 Islands Politics[edit] Nagaon
Nagaon
is part of the Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
constituency of Nowgong.[3] Education[edit] 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 Assamese intellectual Gunabhiram Barua worked in Nagaon
Nagaon
for about two decades. Schools[edit] 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
Hindi
school is Marwari Hindi
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
Nagaon
English Academy Sandipani Vidyamandir Riverdale Academy

Other Schools of Repute:

Nagaon
Nagaon
Shankardev Vidya Niketon National Academy Nagaon Nowgong Government Boys' Higher Secondary School Nowgong Government Girls' Higher Secondary School Nagaon
Nagaon
Bengali Boys' Higher Secondary School Nagaon
Nagaon
Bengali Girls' Higher Secondary School Government Urban Basic School Dawson Higher Secondary and Multipurpose School Om Prakash Jajodia Girls' Hindi
Hindi
High School Marwari Hindi
Hindi
high School

Colleges[edit] At present, there are about 25 colleges, of which probably the most renowned are

Nowgong College A.D.P. College (named after Anandaram Dhekial Phukan) Khagarijan College (named after the old administrative headquarters of Nowgong District) Nowgong Girls' College Nowgong Law College Nagaon
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 colleges. Assam
Assam
Homeopathic College[edit] The Assam
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
Nagaon
Polytechnic[edit] Nagaon
Nagaon
is also home to Nowgong Polytechnic, one of the oldest technical education institutes in Assam. Nagaon
Nagaon
also has an ITI at Panigaon. The College of Fisheries[edit] The College of Fisheries, the only college of its kind in the entire northeastern India, is located in Raha and comes under the academic management of Assam
Assam
Agricultural University in Jorhat. The Nagaon
Nagaon
Medical College[edit] The foundation stone of the Nagaon
Nagaon
Medical College was laid by the then chief minister of Assam
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. University[edit] Nagaon
Nagaon
is home to the prestigious Mahapurusha Srimanta Sankardeva Viswavidyalaya, which offers postgraduate and doctorate level courses. Important Localities[edit]

Dhing Gate Haibargaon Samaddarpatty Bara Bazar Daccapatty Natun Bazar Itachali Christianpatty Panigaon Amolapatty Bengalipatty Fauzdaripatty Chinapatty Morikolong Kachulukhuwa Khutikatia Lakhinagar Teliyapatty Senchua Prem Nagar Dimaruguri Uriya Gaon Borghat Chokitup Mohkuli Dipholu Hatichung Jajori Maj Jajori Dhing Dakshinpat

Notable people[edit]

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

Sports[edit] The multipurpose stadium in Nagaon
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. See also[edit]

Hojai Dabaka

References[edit]

^ Article by Raghavendra Dixit titled 'Kolong ke Kinare (Hindi: कोलोंग के किनारे)' published in Jansatta, a Hindi
Hindi
daily - http://epaper.jansatta.com/229630/Jansatta.com/Jansatta-Hindi-15022014#page/6/2 ^ " 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.  ^ "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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