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Bokakhat
বোকাখাত
Town
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Bokakhat is located in Assam
Bokakhat
Bokakhat
Location in Assam, India
Coordinates: 26°38′N 93°36′E / 26.63°N 93.6°E / 26.63; 93.6Coordinates: 26°38′N 93°36′E / 26.63°N 93.6°E / 26.63; 93.6
Country  India
State Assam
District Golaghat
Government
 • Body Bokakhat Town Committee
Elevation 76 m (249 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 8,844
Languages
 • Official Assamese
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 785612
Telephone code (91)3776
Website www.bokakhat.gov.in

Bokakhat (IPA: ˌbəʊkəˈkɑːt) is a town and a town area committee in Golaghat district in the state of Assam, India. It is about 23 km away from the world heritage site Kaziranga National Park. Bokakhat town is situated almost in the middle of Assam. It is the headquarters of Bokakhat subdivision. The town is base to many nearby tourist places and is well connected to other cities and towns by road. The Kakochang waterfall, an important picnic spot surrounded with magnificent views, lies 13 km away from Bokakhat. Other nearby attractions include the ruins of the ancient Numaligarh and the Deoparbat, the tea gardens of Hatikhuli, Methoni, Diffloo Behora & Borsapori and also the coffee and rubber plantations. The nearest airports are at Jorhat and Guwahati. The nearest railway stations are Badulipar and Furkating.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Bokakhat had a population of 8844. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Bokakhat has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 83% and female literacy of 73%. 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Attractions[edit]

The main attractions of the area are natural spots, wildlife, temples, historical sites, archaeological remains, monasteries(satras), industries, various festivals, tea gardens, hills, handicrafts, hand loom products, roadside hotels and tourist lodges. Almost all the requirements of modern tourism can be fulfilled by Kaziranga National Park, NRL and the Butterfly Garden, boating and sight seeing of the park by boat, Karbi Hills, Golf Court, Oriole Park, Kakochang Waterfalls, Chikan Ata than, Deo Pahar, Kuruabahi Satra, etc.

History[edit]

Bokakhat was formerly known as Namdoiang, as it was located far downstream the river Doiang.

Politics[edit]

Bokakhat is part of Kaliabor (Lok Sabha constituency).

Bokakhat News[edit]

Bokakhat News

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 

Bokakhat subdivision Website


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911 news items

 
Assam Tribune
Sat, 30 Jan 2016 10:11:15 -0800

TINSUKIA, Jan 30 - Bokakhat entered the last-four stage of the Group-D U-19 Inter District Cricket Championship for the JK Baruah trophy organised by the Tinsukia District Sports Association (TDSA) under the aegis of Assam Cricket Association. Bokakhat ...

Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times
Sun, 31 Jan 2016 22:42:04 -0800

On June 25, 2014, two days after Horen, an LIC agent and a student at a college in Bokakhat, went missing, his father went to Bokakhat police station to lodge a complaint. He knew that one of Horen's friends had last seen him with Ahmed in Bokakhat town.

thenortheasttoday.com

thenortheasttoday.com
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 03:03:45 -0800

Nevertheless Biman Bora fled from police custody on January 11 this year after police brought him to produce before a lower court in Bokakhat under Golaghat district and was absconding since. After preliminary investigation and medical procedures ...
 
The Sentinel
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 11:04:19 -0800

Biman had fled from custody on January 11 this year while he was being taken to a court in Bokakhat under Golaghat district. Police said Biman is a notorious criminal and has cases lodged against him in many police stations of Upper Assam.
 
Assam Tribune
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 09:48:45 -0800

Tinsukia defeated Bokakhat by 8 wickets on the final day of the two-day semifinal here today. Bokakhat scored 149 runs in their second innings and set a target of 133 runs for Tinsukia. Tinsukia with the help of a 57 run knock by Amit Singh and 54 by ...
 
The Sentinel
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 10:55:52 -0800

... of 500 metres surrounding the KNP and all motels, hotels and dhabas located within 100 metres on either side of the national highway from Jokholabondha to Bokakhat, Munda said, “The KNP director has submitted a comprehensive report to the Tribunal.
 
Assam Tribune
Mon, 01 Feb 2016 10:00:00 -0800

TINSUKIA, Feb 1 - Host Tinsukia gathered 135 runs losing all the wickets in reply to Bokakhat's first innings total of 118 at the end of the first day's play of the U-19 JK Baruah Trophy Inter District Cricket tournament here at the Katchujan Field today.
 
Assam Tribune
Sun, 10 Jan 2016 10:11:15 -0800

DERGAON, Jan 10 - Kamrup and Kokrajhar will lock horns in the summit clash for the RG Baruah AASU Gold Cup Football Tournament at Bokakhat tomorrow. The football tournament organised by the All Assam Students Union (AASU) in association with the ...
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