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Tinsukia
Tinsukia
(Pron: ˌtɪnˈsʊkiə) is a town and municipal board in Tinsukia
Tinsukia
district, Assam, India. It is situated 480 kilometres (298 mi) north-east of Guwahati
Guwahati
and 84 kilometres (52 mi) away from the border with Arunachal Pradesh. It is the administrative headquarters of Tinsukia District
Tinsukia District
of Assam, India. It contains a mixture of indigenous Assamese communities, and Hindi-speaking people. New malls and buildings are being constructed. Tinsukia
Tinsukia
deals in agricultural products such as tea, oranges, ginger, citrus fruits and paddy. It also contains the state's largest railway junction.

Contents

1 History 2 Geography 3 National protected area 4 Climate 5 Trade and commerce 6 Demographics 7 Transportation 8 Notable places 9 Politics 10 Media 11 Communication 12 Education

12.1 List of schools 12.2 List of colleges

13 List of Hospitals 14 Urban Localities 15 Gallery 16 References 17 External links

History[edit] Tinsukia
Tinsukia
is the site of Bengmara, which was originally known as Changmai Pathar. It was the capital city of the Muttack Kingdom which was founded by Swargadeo
Swargadeo
Sarbananda Singha.[2]

Coin issued by Sarbananda Singha

Swargadeo
Swargadeo
Sarbananda Singha, known as Mezara, rose to become an able administrator. Mezara adopted the name Sarbananda Singha after he became the King. Swargadeo
Swargadeo
Sarbananda Singha introduced coins after his name and in Saka 1716 and 1717, he inscribed the title Swargadeo in the coins. As instructed by Swargadeo
Swargadeo
Sarbananda Singha, his Minister Gopinath Barbaruah alies Godha dug a triangular pond which is known as Tinikunia Pukhuri. In 1884 a station was constructed near this pond, when the Dibru-Sadiya Rail line was laid, which was named as Tinsukia. Since then it has been known as Tinsukia. Geography[edit] Tinsukia
Tinsukia
is located at 27°30′N 95°22′E / 27.5°N 95.37°E / 27.5; 95.37.[3] It has an average elevation of 116 metres (380 feet). National protected area[edit]

Dibru-Saikhowa National Park

Climate[edit] Tinsukia
Tinsukia
has a humid subtropical climate with summer, winter and monsoon forming the seasonal cycle. Summer in Tinsukia
Tinsukia
are typically during the months of March–May, and these months experience a maximum temperature of around 31 °C and a minimum of 24 °C. Rain showers are common during the summer months, and humidity is normally at its highest during this season. the monsoon months in Tinsukia
Tinsukia
are the months of June–September bringing heavy rainfall. The temperature in the region during winter, which occurs from October to February, ranges from a maximum of 24 °C to a minimum of 11 °C(min). Trade and commerce[edit]

A view of GNB Road and Ranghar Complex

The district is known for its tea production, and wood related products like Kitply, Merino Ply, and National Ply. Chamber Road, situated at the centre of the town, is the traditional business hub. Besides the wood industry, businesses dealing in garments, electronics, hardware for tea industry form the commercial base of the city.[citation needed] Plastic park in Tinsukia
Tinsukia
district: the state government has commissioned a 1,500-bigha plastic park in Tinsukia district
Tinsukia district
to accommodate 400 downstream plastic processing units.The plant will produce various ranges of polymers for different applications in sectors such as packaging film, injection, raffia and blow-moulding which will be marketed with assistance from GAIL.[citation needed] Demographics[edit] According to the India
India
census, Tinsukia
Tinsukia
had a population of 1,25,216.[4] Males constituted 55% of the population and females 45%. Tinsukia
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.[5] See also: List of cities in the North East and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Transportation[edit]

ASTC Bus Stand

A View of the New Tinsukia
Tinsukia
Railway junction at Night

Road

Tinsukia
Tinsukia
is connected by air, national highway and railway. It is 492 km by road from Guwahati. Buses from ASTC and other private operators conneceted the town with Guwahati
Guwahati
and other places. Local transportation is facilitated by auto-rickshaws and mini vans, with rickshaws being the primary mode of transportation.

Air

The nearest airport is Dibrugarh Airport
Dibrugarh Airport
at Mohanbari, Dibrugarh
Dibrugarh
which is about 40 km from Tinsukia
Tinsukia
with daily flights to Delhi, Guwahati, Kolkata
Kolkata
and Silchar.

Rail

Tinsukia
Tinsukia
falls under Northeast Frontier Railway of Indian Railways. It is also one of the divisional headquarters of NF Railway. The New Tinsukia
Tinsukia
railway station connects the city with rest of the country through notable trains like Dibrugarh
Dibrugarh
Rajdhani Express, Brahmaputra Mail, Kamrup Express, New Tinsukia
Tinsukia
- Bengaluru Weekly Express, Avadh Assam
Assam
Express etc. It is an A category railway station of Northeast Frontier railway under Tinsukia
Tinsukia
railway division. The town has another station called Tinsukia
Tinsukia
Junction which is the old one. Notable places[edit] The Dibru Saikhowa National Park, adjacent to the city is a national park of India
India
and is considered an important Biodiversity Hotspot
Biodiversity Hotspot
in India.[citation needed] The Brahmaputra
Brahmaputra
is at the northern border and the Dibru river at the southern, and the park is an island with feral horses, endangered White-winged Wood ducks and Hoolock Gibbons. Bherjan-Borajan-Padumoni Wildlife Sanctuary is about 6 km from Tinsukia. It is famous for different species of primates including the endangered Hoolock Gibbon. Maguri Beel is used for birdwatching. The Shiv Dham is a temple of Lord Shiva
Shiva
with a pond in the middle. The pond constitutes of over 1000 fishes and few turtles. Devotees are often seen praying to the Gods and feeding these fishes. The Tilinga Mandir (bell temple), located at Bordubi, about 12 kilometer from Tinsukia, is another world famous Shiva
Shiva
temple. This temple is known for its numerous Bells (tilinga) tied on the branches of a giant peepal tree by devotees whose wishes made at this temple are believed to have been fulfilled. The area also has Tea Estates. Marut Nandan Kanan Park is also a tourist attraction.

A View of Shiv Dham

Tilinga Mandir

A view of the Railway Heritage Park of Tinsukia

Some attractions of Tinsukia
Tinsukia
and its surrounding places are:

The Railway Heritage Museum of North East India
India
is at Tinsukia. The Dibru Saikhowa National Park
Dibru Saikhowa National Park
is a biological hotspot of India. The largest Railway Junction
Railway Junction
in Assam
Assam
is at Tinsukia Asia's oldest oil-refinery, The Digboi
Digboi
Refinery is located a few kilometers from the city of Tinsukia
Tinsukia
at Digboi. The incredible Hindu Temple, The Bell Temple or Tilinga Mandir is at Tinsukia The Bherjan-Borajan-Padumoni Wildlife Sanctuary, which is about a distance of 6 km. The start point of the historical Stilwell Road, also known as Ledo Road, is connected. Guijan ( Brahmaputra River
Brahmaputra River
banks), known for its beautiful sunset and river cruise and boats. It is 10 km from the town.

Politics[edit] Tinsukia
Tinsukia
is part of Dibrugarh
Dibrugarh
(Lok Sabha constituency).[6] Media[edit] Assamese daily Dainik Janambhumi published from Tinsukia
Tinsukia
along with Guwahati
Guwahati
and Jorhat. Communication[edit] Tinsukia
Tinsukia
has landline, mobile and internet connectivity. Internet connectivity through wireless datacards and Broadband
Broadband
is available. The major cellular service providers are Airtel, IDEA, BSNL, Aircel, Vodafone, jio4G 4G services are a recent addition to the city.

Sl No. Mobile Operator

1 BSNL[7]

2 Aircel[8]

3 Reliance[9]

4 Airtel[10]

5 Idea Cellular[11]

6 Vodafone[12]

7 Jio[13]

Education[edit] List of schools[edit]

Holy Brook School Tinsukia
Tinsukia
English Academy Our ABC Play House/Our ABC Junior School (Estd.1995) Kendra Vidyalaya Tinsukia St. Stephen's High School, Bordoloi Nagar Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Tinsukia Senairam High Secondary School (Estd. 1937) A New High School Guru Teg Bahadur Academy Our ABC Academy Borguri Court Tinali Bhagwat Vidyamandir High School, Sripuria Don Bosco High School, Tinsukia

Don Bosco High School

Hindi
Hindi
English High School Holy Child Girl's/Boy's High School Babies Nursery School Buds Nursery School

Church at Don Bosco High School

Budding Buds Sr. Sec. School [1] Hindustan Kendra Vidyalaya Pinewood School Bimala Prasad Chaliha Nagar School Aadarsha Parthomik School Sarbajanik Balika Vidyalaya Sarbajanik Hindi
Hindi
Balika Vidyalaya

A view of Tinsukia
Tinsukia
Law College

Saumarjyoti Vidyalaya Bengali Girls High School Shiksha-The Gurukul Railway High School Delhi
Delhi
Public School, Digboi Tinsukia
Tinsukia
Bangia Vidyalaya (H.S.) Borguri High School Jatiya Vidyalaya, Tinsukia Don Bosco Bible School Bhawti Bhagwan High Secondary School (Udyog Nagar) Omega English Academy (Udyog Nagar) Apple Bee Fun School (preschool)[14] Los Angeles English Academy, Bordubi Kendriya Vidyalaya, Tinsukia Tinsukia
Tinsukia
Railway High School Ganpatrai Rashi washia Basic, ME, High School Makum Road

List of colleges[edit]

Tinsukia
Tinsukia
College Women's College ACE College of Commerce G.S. Lohia Girl's College Pinewood Residential Jr. Sc. College B.B. Memorial Jr. College C.T. College Tinsukia
Tinsukia
Law College D.H. Memorial College (Sripuria) Tinsukia
Tinsukia
Commerce College (Sripuria)

List of Hospitals[edit]

City Hospital & Research Center Life Line Hospital Jeevan Jyoti Hospital ESI Hospital Civil Hospital Dey's Nursing Home The Apollo Clinic Aditya Diagnostics and Hospital R.C. Agarwal Memorial Hospital & Research Centre, Makum Road, Near Thermal Gate Borthakur nursing home Pinewood Hospital, Subochoni Road, Tinsukia St.Luke's Hospital, Duliajan Road, Tinsukia

Urban Localities[edit]

Manav Kalyan Road D.D. Market Chaliha Nagar Bordoloi Nagar Gelapukhuri Chamber Road GNB Road DM Lohia Road Parbotia Tamulbari Dhekia Juri Daily Bazaar Hijuguri Sripuria Borguri Khageswar Road New Colony Sripuria Subachani Development Area Makum Road Rangagora Road Durgabari Borpathar Professor Colony AT Road Chirwapatty Milan Pally Mission Para Shyama Pally Babupatty Tulsiram Road Nau-Pukhri Balugada Chinapatty Lal Bunglow Road Ananda nagar Panitola Jugipathar Govindapur

Gallery[edit]

A view of Tilinga Mandir

A View of the Dibru River

A locality in Tinsukia

References[edit]

^ http://www.censusindia.gov.in/pca/SearchDetails.aspx?Id=298235 ^ "Tinsukia". Retrieved 2 May 2012.  ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Tinsukia ^ "Census of India
India
/ Assam
Assam
/ Tinsukia". Census of India. Retrieved 2 May 2012.  ^ "Census Of India". Retrieved 2 May 2012.  ^ "List of Parliamentary & Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Assam. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-10-06.  ^ http://www.assam.bsnl.co.in ^ http://www.aircel.com ^ http://www.rcom.co.in ^ http://www.airtel.in ^ http://www.ideacellular.com ^ https://www.vodafone.in/pages/index.aspx ^ https://www.jio.com/ ^ http://www.applebeefunschool.webs.com

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Tinsukia.

Tinsukia district
Tinsukia district
official website Birding in Maguri-Motapung Beel Tinsukia
Tinsukia
travel guide from Wikivoyage

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