Know your state Assam:
Assam is a state in northeastern India, situated south of the eastern Himalayas along the Brahmaputra and Barak River valleys. In this article, you will get a quick overview of Assam. If you think the “Know your state Assam” article is not enough and want to know deeply about Assam, then we like to recommend this awesome book on Assam.
No. of districts
Majuli, the world biggest river island became India’s first river island district in 2016
|26 January 1950|
|Languages||Assamese, Bodo, Bengali|
|Known as/for|| |
|A land of Plains and River Valleys has three principal physical regions: |
|Tropical moist deciduous and tropical evergreen|
|Subansiri, Lohit (Tellu), Dihang/Siang, Kopili, Dhaleswari, Barak, Dhaleswari, Kameng, Brahmaputra, Kameng|
|Bihu, Ambubachi, Elephant festival, Brahmaputra beach festival, Majuli, Baishagu, Baikho, Me-Dum-Mi-Phi|
|Industry||Fertilizer, jute, paper, silk and textiles, sugar, chemicals, electronics, and cement, Sawmills, plywood, and match factories|
|Minerals||coal, oil, and gas, limestone, dolomite, sillimanite and corundum, iron ore, felspar, glass-sand, refractory and fire clays, kaolin, beryl, gypsum, pyrite, vermiculite,|
|Agriculture||Rice, jute, sugarcane, fruits, tea, pulses, coconut, potatoes, cotton, and areca nuts|
|Geographical Indications||Muga Silk, Tezpur Litchi, Boka Chaul (Oryza sativa), Joha Rice|
|State Animal||One-horned rhinoceros|
|State Bird||White-winged Wood duck|
|State Flower|| |
Kopou phul (Foxtail Orchid)
|Moidams – the Mound-Burial system of the Ahom Dynasty, Sibsagar, Cachari ruins In Khaspur, Carvings, inscriptions, the pillar on the Urvasi Island in Guwahati|
|Deepor Beel, Urpad Beel, Sone Beel|
|Manas Wildlife Sanctuary near the border with Bhutan|
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