Assam

Indian state

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.

Assam

অসম
State of India
Official seal of Assam
Seal
A map showing us where the location of Assam is in the Republic of India
A map showing us where the location of Assam is 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
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DemographyEdit




 

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   20,101,243 55%
Muslims   14,619,086 40%
Christians   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]

LanguageEdit



 

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.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 https://www.indiatoday.in/india-today-insight/story/can-bjp-survive-the-demographic-disadvantage-in-assam-1784851-2021-03-29
  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".
  4. https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/assamese-muslims-plan-mini-nrc/article34292248.ece
  5. Assam Population Sex Ratio in Assam Literacy rate data 2011-2021
  6. Assam Population Sex Ratio in Assam Literacy rate data 2011-2021

Related pagesEdit

Hinduism in Assam