Assam

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Assam

অসম
State of India
Official seal of Assam
Seal
Location of Assam in the Republic of India
Location of Assam in the Republic of India
Map of Assam
Map of Assam
Coordinates: 26°14′39″N 92°32′16″E / 26.244156°N 92.537842°E / 26.244156; 92.537842Coordinates: 26°14′39″N 92°32′16″E / 26.244156°N 92.537842°E / 26.244156; 92.537842
Country India
RegionNorth-east India
Government
 • LegislatureUnicameral (* seats)
Area
 • Total78,438 km2 (30,285 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total31,169,272
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Official languagesAssamese · English
^*

Assam (Assamese: অসম) is a state in the north eastern region of India. It has an area of 78,438 km² (30,285 mi²). It is bigger than Panama but smaller than the Czech Republic. There is one major river (Brahamputra) that flows through the length of the state. The state lies on the foothills of the Himalayas. There are two international borders touched by Assam: Bhutan and Bangladesh. In traditional Indian geography it falls under the North-east Indian zone.

Demography[edit | edit source]

Religion in Assam (2021 survey)[1]

  Hinduism (55%)
  Islam (40%)
  Christianity (4%)
  others (1%)

According to a 2021 survey,[2][3] about 55% of the people are Hindus. About 40% are Muslim.[1][4] There is a small (4%) Christian minority. Others (1%) consists of (Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism, and Animism).

Assam religious diversity as per (2021 survey)[1]
Religion Population Percentage
Hindus Om.svg 20,101,243 55%
Muslims Star and Crescent.svg 14,619,086 40%
Christians ChristianitySymbol.svg 1,461,908 4%
Other's 365,477 1%
Total 36,547,715 100%

Assam has a population of 36.5 million as per the 2021 population survey.[5]

Language[edit | edit source]

Languages in Assam (2021 survey)[1]

  Assamese (46%)
  Bengali (35%)
  hindi (7%)
  Bodo (5%)
  Adivasi (4%)
  others (3%)
Assam linguistic diversity as per (2021 survey)[1]
Language Population Percentage
Assamese 16,811,948 46%
Bengali 12,791,700 35%
Hindi 2,558,340 7%
Bodo 1,827,385 5%
Adivasi 1,461,908 4%
Others 1,096,431 3%
Total 36,547,715 100%

Assam has a population of 36.5 million as per the 2021 population survey.[5]

Related pages[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Can BJP survive the demographic disadvantage in Assam?".
  2. "Population by religion community – 2011". Census of India, 2012. The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Archived from the original on 25 August 2015.
  3. "Census 2011 data rekindles 'demographic invasion' fear in Assam". Archived from the original on 2015-09-05. Retrieved 2019-04-22.
  4. "Assamese Muslims plan 'mini NRC'". The Hindu. 10 April 2021.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Assam Population Sex Ratio in Assam Literacy rate data 2011-2021