Tamulpur district

Tamulpur
Tamulpur Higher Secondary School
Tamulpur Higher Secondary School
Location in Assam
Location in Assam
Coordinates: 26°38′N 91°35′E / 26.64°N 91.58°E / 26.64; 91.58Coordinates: 26°38′N 91°35′E / 26.64°N 91.58°E / 26.64; 91.58
Country India
State Assam
Territorial Region Bodoland
Formation23 January 2022
HeadquartersTamulpur
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituenciesKokrajhar
 • Vidhan Sabha constituenciesTamulpur
 • Deputy CommissionerSri Simanta Kumar Das, ACS
Area
 • Total884 km2 (341 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total389,150
 • Density440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (Indian Standard Time)

Tamulpur district, is an administrative district in Bodoland Territorial Region of Assam, one of the North-Eastern states of India. The administrative headquarters is at Tamulpur. It is the 35th district of the Indian state of Assam, carved out of Baksa district.[2]

In 2021, the Cabinet of Assam, headed by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, approved the proposal to make Tamulpur a full-fledged district.[3] On 23 January 2022 Tamulpur was formally created.[4] Last ADC I/C Tamulpur was Dr. Bedanga Talukdar, ACS.

Demographics

At the time of the 2011 census, Tamulpur district had a population of 389,150. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes made up 42,246 (10.86%) and 121,321 (31.17%) of the population respectively.[1]

Religion

Religions in Tamulpur district (2011)[5]
Religion Percent
Hinduism
83.36%
Islam
12.97%
Christianity
3.22%
Other or not stated
0.45%

Hinduism is followed by 324,396 (83.36%) and is the majority religion. Muslims are 50,486 (12.97%) while Christians are 12,533 (3.22%).

Language

Languages of Tamulpur district (2011)

  Assamese (36.96%)
  Bodo (25.40%)
  Bengali (22.33%)
  Nepali (5.18%)
  Santali (4.67%)
  Others (5.46%)

At the time of the 2011 census, 36.96% of the population spoke Assamese, 25.40% Boro, 22.33% Bengali, 5.18% Nepali and 4.67% Santali as their first language.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b "Baksa" (PDF). 2011 Census of India. District Census Handbooks. Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Assam.
  2. ^ Mandol, Nikesh (24 January 2021). "Assam forms Tamulpur as new district". www.newstracklive.com. Retrieved 24 January 2022.
  3. ^ "Assam Budget 2021: Tamulpur Proposed To Be Created As New District". www.newsdaily24.in. 17 July 2021. Retrieved 24 January 2022.
  4. ^ "Assam Govt Forms Tamulpur As New District In State". www.sentinelassam.com. 24 January 2021. Retrieved 24 January 2022.
  5. ^ "Tamulpur District religions". Census2011. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  6. ^ "C-16 Population By Mother Tongue -Tamulpur". censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 16 July 2021.[dead link]
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