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

Nagaon

Nowgong
City
The Kolong River of Nagaon
The Kolong River of Nagaon
Nagaon is located in Assam
Nagaon
Nagaon
Location in Assam, india
Nagaon is located in India
Nagaon
Nagaon
Nagaon (India)
Coordinates: 26°21′01″N 92°40′47″E / 26.3503828°N 92.6795912°E / 26.3503828; 92.6795912Coordinates: 26°21′01″N 92°40′47″E / 26.3503828°N 92.6795912°E / 26.3503828; 92.6795912
Country India
StateAssam
DistrictNagaon
Government
 • BodyNagaon Municipality Board
Languages
 • OfficialAssamese, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
782001 to 782003
Telephone code03672
ISO 3166 codeIN-AS
Vehicle registrationAS-02
Websitenagaon.gov.in

(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 of Nagaon town is 93.43 percent of which male and female literacy was 98.58 and 88.08 percent)

GeographyEdit

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.[1]

Nagaon is bounded on the north by the Sonitpur district and the Brahmaputra River. On the south, it borders the West Karbi Anglong district, Dima Hasao and Hojai District . On the east it is bounded by East Karbi Anglong district and the 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, Samaguri Beel, Gatanga Beel Urigadang and Nawbhanga. These wetlands are former channels of the Kolong and Kopili rivers.

TransportEdit

RoadEdit

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.

RailwayEdit

There are two railway stations in Nagaon town, one at Haiborgaon (Dhing gate) and another at Nagaon proper. The nearest railway junction is Sensuwa and another is at Chaparmukh, which is around 28 km from Nagaon.

AirportEdit

The nearest airport is Tezpur Airport. The nearest international airport is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati.

DemographicsEdit

As of 2011 India census,[2] Nagaon city had a population of 155,889, making it one of the largest cities of Assam. The population is largely of heterogeneous nature. Indigenous Assamese communities along with tribal communities like Karbi, Tiwa (Lalung) are the natives of the city.

PoliticsEdit

Nagaon is part of the Lok Sabha constituency of Nowgong.[3] Rupak Sarmah of BJP is the current MLA of Nowgong (Vidhan Sabha constituency).

EducationEdit

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 for about two decades.

SchoolsEdit

The Nowgong Mission High School, established by Miles Bronson in 1846 is one of 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.


At present, Kendriya Vidyalaya Nagaon is considered the best CBSE school with classes from class 1 to 12.It is the only CBSE school in Nagaon having higher secondary classes.It has science and commerce streams.Arts stream is yet to be opened.The school has more than 1400 students studying in the school at present.

Prominent English Medium Schools:

 
Front view of the main entrance of Nowgong Mission High School, the oldest school of Assam
  1. Kendriya Vidyalaya, Nagaon
  2. Christ Jyoti School
  3. Nowgong Mission High School
  4. St. Ignatius Loyola English Medium High School
  5. St. Antony's High School
  6. Little Flower School
  7. Model English School
  8. Nagaon English Academy
  9. Sandipani Vidyamandir
  10. Riverdale Academy

School having both English and Assamese medium

  1. Ramanujan Secondary School

Other Schools of Repute:

  1. Nagaon Shankardev Vidya Niketon
  2. National Academy Nagaon
  3. Nowgong Government Boys' Higher Secondary School
  4. Nowgong Government Girls' Higher Secondary School
  5. Nagaon Bengali Boys' Higher Secondary School
  6. Nagaon Bengali Girls' Higher Secondary School
  7. Government Urban Basic School
  8. Dawson Higher Secondary and Multipurpose School
  9. Om Prakash Jajodia Girls' Hindi High School
  10. Marwari Hindi high School
  11. Navaroop jatiya vidyapith
  12. Haibargaon Adarsha High School

CollegesEdit

At present, there are about 25 colleges, of which probably the most renowned are

  1. Nowgong College
  2. A.D.P. College (named after Anandaram Dhekial Phookan)
  3. Khagarijan College (named after the old administrative headquarters of Nowgong District)
  4. Nowgong Girls' College
  5. Nowgong Law College
  6. Nagaon G.N.D.G. Commerce College
  7. Pioneer Arts College

(Worst college of nagaon)

  1. College of Education, Nagaon

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. Some of these are

  1. Ramanujan Junior College
[Best Junior College in entire Northeast]
  1. Concept Junior College
  2. Renaissance Junior College
  3. Alpha Beta College (Jr.)
  4. Kalong-Kapili Vidyapith Junior College
  5. Kalongpar Vidyapith Junior College
  6. Bharali's Academy Junior College
  7. Nagaon Junior College
  8. Srimanta Sankardev Junior College
  9. Madhabdev Junior College
  10. Geetanjali Junior College
  11. Dronacharya Junior College
  12. Chanakya Junior College
  13. Matrix Junior College
  14. Dimension Junior College
  15. Gyanpith Junior College
  16. CV Raman Junior College
  17. Dr. S.R.K. Junior College
  18. Anandaram Baruah Junior College
  19. Kamala Kanta Barua Junior College
  20. Nonoi Junior college
  21. Abhigyan Junior college
  22. Daswani Classes (Domain Academy)

Assam Homeopathic Medical College and HospitalEdit

The 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.

Nowgong PolytechnicEdit

 
Nowgong Polytechnic

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 FisheriesEdit

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 Agricultural University in Jorhat.

The Nagaon Medical CollegeEdit

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 18 February 2017 and the college will be ready for operation in 3 years time.

UniversityEdit

Nagaon is home to the prestigious Mahapurusha Srimanta Sankaradeva Viswavidyalaya, which offers postgraduate and doctorate level courses.

Important LocalitiesEdit

  1. Dhing Gate
  2. Haibargaon
  3. Santipur
  4. Laokhowa Road
  5. Chandmari Road
  6. Samaddar Patty
  7. Bara Bazar
  8. Daccapatty
  9. Natun Bazar
  10. Juria
  11. Itachali
  12. Christian Patty
  13. Panigaon
  14. Amolapatty
  15. Mukut Sharma Chariali
  16. Bengali Patty
  17. Fauzdari Patty
  18. Chinapatty
  19. Morikolong
  20. Kachulukhuwa
  21. Khutikatia
  22. Lakhinagar
  23. Tarun Phukan Road
  24. Senchowa
  25. Prem Nagar
  26. Dimaruguri
  27. Uriya Gaon
  28. Borghat
  29. Chokitup
  30. Moukhuli
  31. Dipholu
  32. Hatichung
  33. Jajori
  34. Maj Jajori
  35. Dhing
  36. Dakshinpat
  37. Pathori
  38. Nonoi

Notable peopleEdit

SportsEdit

The multipurpose Nurul Amin Stadium of Nagaon is named after the sportsperson late Nurul Amin. It hosts the prestigious Independence Day Cup Football tournament every year in August and September, in which most of the teams of national repute participate.

Hima Das who is an Indian sprinter and the first Indian athlete to win a gold medal in a track event at the IAAF World U20 Championships was born in Nagaon.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Article by Raghavendra Dixit titled 'Kolong ke Kinare (Hindi: कोलोंग के किनारे)' published in Jansatta, a Hindi daily - http://epaper.jansatta.com/229630/Jansatta.com/Jansatta-Hindi-15022014#page/6/2 Archived 5 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  3. ^ "List of Parliamentary & Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Assam. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 May 2006. Retrieved 6 October 2008.