The Kolong River of Nagaon
|o Body||Nagaon Municipality Board|
|o Official||Assamese, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
782001 to 782003
|ISO 3166 code||IN-AS|
|Vehicle registration||AS 02 -|
In education section, total literates in Nagaon city are 98,068 of which 52,690 are males while 45,378 are females. Average literacy rate of Nagaon city is 93.43 percent of which male and female literacy was 98.58 and 88.08 percent.
Nagaon city is governed by Municipal Board which comes under Nagaon Urban Agglomeration.It is currently the 4th largest city of Assam in terms of both population and area covered after Guwahati,Silchar and Dibrugarh.
Nagaon is bounded on the north by the Sonitpur district and the Brahmaputra River. On the south, it borders the western Karbi Anglong District , Dima Hasao and Hojai district. On the east it is bounded by eastern Karbi Anglong and the Golaghat district, while on the west it neighbours the Marigaon district.
There are several beels, marshy areas and swamps in the district, including the regions of Marikalong, Potakalong, Haribhanga, Jongalbalahu, Samaguri Beel, Gatanga Beel Urigadang and Nawbhanga. These wetlands are former channels of the Kolong and Kopili rivers.
Nagaon is integrated into the National Highway system connected to NH 36 and 37 providing easy access to important places in Assam. Buses connect the city with all parts of Assam.
There are two railway stations in Nagaon town, one at Haiborgaon(Dhing gate) and another at Nagaon proper. The nearest railway junction is Sensuwa and another is at Chaparmukh, which is around 28 km from Nagaon.
As of 2011census, Nagaon city had a population of 147,231, making it one of the largest cities of Assam.The population is largely of heterogeneous nature. Indigenous Assamese communities along with tribal communities like Karbi, Tiwa (Lalung) are the natives of the city.India
Modern education was first introduced in the district by Christian missionaries, such as Miles Bronson and Nathan Brown in the nineteenth century. Anandaram Dhekial Phukan, a major figure in Assamese literature, spent the better part of his life in Nagaon, and the Assamese intellectual Gunabhiram Barua worked in Nagaon for about two decades.
The Nowgong Mission High School, established by Miles Bronson in 1846 is the oldest school in Assam. It also has the third oldest government school in Assam, the Nowgong Government Boys' Higher Secondary School, established in 1865. Another old school is the Dawson Higher Secondary & Multipurpose School. Kendriya Vidyalaya Nagaon, Loyola High School and Christ Jyoti School are regarded as the best English medium schools among the residents of Nagaon. Best Hindi school is Marwari Hindi High School situated near Haibargaon Bazar.
Prominent English Medium Schools:
Other Schools of Repute:
At present, there are about 25 colleges, of which probably the most renowned are
Besides these there are a number of junior colleges that have sprung up in Nagaon. Some of them have made a mark for themselves by bagging the top positions in the State Higher Secondary exams. As such many students from the neighboring districts also come to study in these colleges. Some of these are
The Assam Homeopathic College is situated in Haibargaon, Nagaon. The institute was established in the year 1968. It is the first homeopathic medical college of the entire North East India.
Nagaon is also home to Nowgong Polytechnic, one of the oldest technical education institutes in Assam.
Nagaon also has an ITI at Panigaon.
The foundation stone of the Nagaon Medical College was laid by the then chief minister of Assam Mr. Tarun Gogoi in February, 2016. The construction work on the same has officially begun from 18 February 2017 and the college will be ready for operation in 3 years time.
Nagaon is home to the prestigious Mahapurusha Srimanta Sankardeva Viswavidyalaya, which offers postgraduate and doctorate level courses.
The multipurpose Nurul Amin Stadium of Nagaon is named after the sportsperson late Nurul Amin. It hosts the prestigious Independence Day Cup Football tournament every year in August and September, in which most of the teams of national repute participate.