Gauripur, Indie

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Gauripur
গৌৰীপুৰ
Ceety
Gauripur is locatit in Assam
Gauripur
Gauripur
Location in Assam, Indie
Coordinates: 26°4′48″N 89°58′12″E / 26.08000°N 89.97000°E / 26.08000; 89.97000
Kintra  Indie
State Assam
Destrict Dhubri
Elevation 26 m (85 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Tot 23,477
Leids
 • Offeecial Assamese
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Gauripur (IPA: ˈgɑʊrɪˌpʊə or ˈgɔːrɪˌpʊə) (Assamese: গৌৰীপুৰ) is a toun an a toun aurie committee in Dhubri destrict in the state o Assam, Indie.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Gauripur is locatit at 26°05′N 89°58′E / 26.08°N 89.97°E / 26.08; 89.97.[1] It has an average elevation of 26 metres (85 feet). The nearest airport is situatit at Rupsi adjacent tae the veelage Khudimari. Gauripur is a smaw bonnie toun in the wastren side o destrict heidquairters Dhubri. The main toun is situatit bi the river Gadadhar on its eastren side. Thare is a loc on its north-wastren side namit Laokhowa beel an in the north-eastren side on the bank o Gadadhar is a smaw hill top cried Matiabagh on which the palace namit "Hawakhana" made bi the Zamindar o Gauripur is situatit. On the ither side o the Gadadhar river is the famous veelage Asharikandi, of internaitional fame for its terrakota industrie. The Gauripur toun is servit bi the Northeast Frontier Railway o the Indian Railway netwirk. The naitional heich-gate 31 runs athort the toun.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The establishment o the toun an the name "Gauripur" haes an interestin story associatit wi the main airchitect o Gauripur, Raza Pratap Chandra Baruah, Zamindar o Rangamati. It is believit that ane day Raza Baruah was hunting in the forest an came athort a frog which wis eatin a snake. He wis vera hintle astonished tae see this unnatural an unheard sicht. Being a vera strang devotee o Goddess Mahamaya, he wis convincit that it wis some sort o supernatural message for him. Shortly efterwairds, he established a temple for Goddess Mahamaya an namit the place as Gauripur efter the alias "Gauri" o Mahamaya. He even shiftit his caipital o his Zamindari frae Rangamati tae Gauripur.[2]

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

As o 2001 Indie census,[3] Gauripur haed a population o 23,477. Males constitute 52% o the population an females 48%. Gauripur haes an average leeteracy rate o 75%, heicher than the naitional average o 59.5%: male leeteracy is 81%, an female leeteracy is 69%. In Gauripur, 11% o the population is unner 6 years o age.

Politics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Gauripur is pairt o Dhubri (Lok Sabha constituency).[4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Gauripur
  2. "Hai Hastir Kanya" written by Dr. Dhiren Das of Gauripur
  3. "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived frae the oreeginal on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  4. "List of Parliamentary & Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Assam. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2009-10-05.