Portal:Assam

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Assam ([æˈsæm], About this sound pronunciation ; Assamese: অসম Ôxôm, /ɔxɔm/) is a northeastern state of India. Its capital is Dispur, located within the municipal area of Guwahati city. Located south of the eastern Himalayas, Assam comprises the Brahmaputra and the Barak river valleys along with the Karbi Anglong and the North Cachar Hills with an area of 30,285 square miles (78,438 km²). Assam is surrounded by six of the other Seven Sister States: Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura and Meghalaya. Geographically Assam and these states are connected to the rest of India via a narrow strip of land in West Bengal called the Siliguri Corridor or "Chicken's Neck". Assam shares international borders with Bhutan and Bangladesh; and cultures, peoples and climate with South-East Asia – important elements in India’s Look East policy. Assam became a part of the British India after the British occupied the region following the First Anglo-Burmese War of 1824–1826. (more)

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Rhino poaching in Assam is a major environmental issues in India which continues in the region of Kaziranga National Park, Manas National Park and some other grasslands of Assam. The one horn rhino or Indian rhino is surviving in the north-east corner of India, Assam. Kaziranga National Park, Pobitora in Marigaon district and Orang National Park in Darrang district of Assam account almost 95% of the total wild One horned rhino in the world. Sport hunting became common in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Indian rhinos were hunted relentlessly and persistently. In the early 1900s, the species had declined to near extinction. Poaching for rhinoceros horn became the single most important reason for the decline of the Indian rhino after conservation measures were put in place from the beginning of the 20th century, when legal hunting ended. From 1980 to 1993, 692 rhinos were poached in India. (more...)

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Typically, an Assamese plate would contain bhaat (rice) with dal (lentils), masor jool (fish curry), with mangso (meat curry) or xaak and bhaji (herbs and vegetables). (more....)

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Did you know?

1.... that the Brahmaputra's upper course was long unknown, and its identity with the Yarlung Tsangpo was only established by exploration in 1884–86?
2.... that Camellia sinensis is the species of plant whose leaves and leaf buds are used to produce the popular beverage tea?
3.... that a total of six Tai language were spoken in Assam, although two are now extinct - Tai Phake, Tai Aiton, Khamti, Khamyang (critically endangered), Ahom (extinct), Turung (extinct)?
4.... that the Talatal Ghar, together with its above-ground counterpart the Kareng Ghar, is also the largest of all Ahom monuments?
5.... that the First Anglo-Burmese War ended under the Treaty of Yandabo in 1826, with the East India Company taking control of Assam?
7.... that Assam is a major producer of crude oil and it accounts for about 15% of India's crude output, exploited by the Assam Oil Company Ltd., natural gas in India and is the second place in the world (after Titusville in the United States)?
8....that presently Assam has 155 circles, 78 subdivisions and 33 districts and the last district Majuli is the first river island district in India.


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Geography: BrahmaputraMore

History: History of AssamBritish RajIndian independence movement1950 Assam earthquakeMore

Districts and cities: Districts of AssamKamrup (Metro)JorhatDibrugarhSonitpurBongaigaonMore

Tourism: • Kaziranga National ParkKamakhya TempleMajuliSivasagarBhalukpongPobitora Wildlife SanctuaryMore

Culture: AssameseLiteratureCinemaPeopleBihuHoliDurgapujaAli Ai LigangMore

People: Srimanta SankardevGopinath BordoloiBhupen HazarikaAnandaram BaruahBishnu RabhaMore

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