Basugaon

Basugaon
Town
Basugaon is located in Assam
Basugaon
Basugaon
Location in Assam, India
Basugaon is located in India
Basugaon
Basugaon
Basugaon (India)
Coordinates: 26°28′N 90°24′E / 26.47°N 90.4°E / 26.47; 90.4Coordinates: 26°28′N 90°24′E / 26.47°N 90.4°E / 26.47; 90.4
Country India
StateAssam
DistrictChirang
Government
 • BodyBasugaon Municipal Board
Elevation
47 m (154 ft)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total27,350
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
783372
Vehicle registrationAS-26 (Chirang) AS-19 (Bongaigaon)

Basugaon (IPA:ˈbɑːsʊˌgɑ̃ʊ) is a Town in Chirang District of Assam, India. The name of this town is derived from its high bamboo plantation and bamboo market basically "basu" or "bash" means bamboo and "gaon" means village that is Basugaon, 'The village of bamboo'. It is an industrial town and a Municipal Board area. It is a neighbourhood of Bongaigaon UA, and it is situated approximately 180 km from Guwahati City in the western part of the Lower Assam Region.

Popular temples

  • Raja Thakur Mandir
  • Kali Bari,chalk bazar
  • Govinda Mandir
  • Ram Krishna Ashram
  • Gouria Math
  • Shiv Bari.
  • Pagla Bastav, Bijoygaon
  • Basugaon Shasan Kali Mandir.
  • Durga Bari
  • Satsang Kendra, Basugaon, Rajacharang.
  • Basugaon Bhutiapara Shive Mandir, Basugaon

Education

Schools

There are a good number of schools, but those providing secondary education are few. Renowned among them are:

  1. Basugaon Higher Secondary School
  2. Netaji Subhas Vidyanekitan Higher Secondary School, Basugaon (Subhas Nagar)
  3. Raja Ajit Narayan Dev Girls' High School, Goglapara, Basugaon
  4. St. Xaviers Residential School, Nichinapara, Basugaon
  5. St. Francis Convent High School, Hekaipara, Basugaon
  6. Vivekananda Budsland Academy, Basugaon
  7. Bijoygaon High School, Bijoygaon, Basugaon
  8. Ganpith Jatia Vidyalaya, Basugaon
  9. Geolang High School, Ranchaidham, Basugaon
  10. JNV, Kokrajhar
  11. Gurukul National Senior Secondary School, Basugaon
  12. Kidzee
  13. Basugaon J.B. School
  14. Rajacharang LP School

Colleges

  • Basugaon College
  • Acharya Junior College
  • Basugaon Junior College
  • Gurukl National Senior Secondary School, Basugaon

Transport

Rail

Basugaon falls under the Northeast Frontier Railway zone of the Indian Railways. There are two stations in Chirang District – Basugaon and Bijni. Basugaon Station is the nearest station for New Bongaigaon Jn. is considered to be the Adarsh Station of India (a railway flyover is under construction).

Roadways

National Highway 31 connects Basugaon with the states Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal. National Highway 37 from Goalpara in Assam to Dimapur in Nagaland traverses the entire length of Assam and connects Basugaon with almost all the major cities of Assam including the cities of Jorhat and Dibrugarh. National Highway 31C connects Basugaon to Guwahati and National Highway 37 also connects Basugaon with Guwahati.

  • Basugaon-Kashikotra Road (Towards NH-)
  • Basugaon-Kokrajhar Road (via Salakati)
  • Basugaon-Bongaigaon Road (via Dangtol)
  • Basugaon-Talguri Road (Towards NH-)

Demographics

Religion in Basugaon[1]
Religion Percent
Hindu
87.50%
Islam
10.07%
Christianity
2.00%
Others
0.88%
Ethnic Groups in BASUGAON
Language Percent
Bengali
43.83%
Assamese
40.47%
Santhal
15.70%

Localities in Basugaon

  • Subhash nagar
  • Chok Bazar
  • Gogla para
  • BHUTIAPARA
  • Ram Krishna Ashram Road
  • Garu bazar
  • Nichinapara
  • Nehalgaon
  • sishumagal
  • Ranchaidam
  • Bijoygaon
  • Basugaon main road
  • Basugaon Champa
  • Basuagon RAILWAY STATION ROAD
  • Basugaon town committee road
  • Basugaon college road
  • Vivekananda pally
  • Basugaon College Road
  • Basugaon Chariali
  • Rajacharang

References

  1. ^ Report - BASUGAON[permanent dead link] Ministry of Minority Affairs, Govt of India
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