About Assam

About Assam (Overview)

Assam is a state in northeastern India, south of the eastern Himalayas along the Brahmaputra river and Barak Valley. 

  • Country - India
  • Statehood Attained- 26 January 1950
  • Capital - Dispur
  • Districts - 33
  • Governor - Jagdish Mukhi
  • Chief Minister - Sarbananda Sonowal (BJP)
  • Legislature - Unicameral (126 seats)
  • Parliamentary constituency - 14
  • High Court - Gauhati High Court
  • Total Area -  78,438 km2 (30,285 sq mi)
  • Area rank - 17th in India
  • Total Population (2011 census) - 31,205,576
  • Human Development Index (HDI) - 0.598 (medium)
  • HDI rank - 15th in India (2016)
  • Literacy - 72.19% (19th in India)
  • Official languages - Assamese, Bodo and Bengali
  • State song - O mor aponar dex
  • State motto - Zoy ai axom 
  • State Literary Society - Axom Xahityo Xobha
  • State festival - Bihu
  • State dance - Bihu nas(Bihu dance)
  • State flower - Kopou phul(Foxtail Orchids)
  • State tree - Hollong(Dipterocarpus macrocarpus)
  • State animal - Gor (One-horned rhinoceros)
  • State bird - Deo haah (White-winged wood duck)



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