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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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214 news items

The Indian Express

The Indian Express
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 16:46:35 -0700

The CAG report had found that 29 resorts and dhabas in Bokakhat Revenue Circle had been running for up to 40 years on land falling within 2-3 km of the Kaziranga National Park boundary, among which two resorts had already changed land pattern from ...
 
Assam Tribune
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:33:45 -0700

Nagaon and Bokakhat Milk Processing Plants have been upgraded to 5,000 litre capacity at a cost of over Rs 2 crore and work is in progress for establishment of three news Milk Processing Plants at Jorhat, Dhemaji and Bongaigaon. Work is also going on ...
 
Assam Times
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:52:30 -0700

Wildlife Biologist M Firoz Ahmed, Utpal Bora, IFS, Conservator of Forest, AFD, and Uttam Saikia, Journalist, Bokakhat are the phone-in resource persons. All India Radio Guwahati and Dibrugarh stations will broadcast the programme on Tuesday, July 28, ...
 
Economic and Political Weekly
Thu, 09 Jul 2015 00:18:45 -0700

A Right to Information (RTI)[i] query filed with the director of KNP in February 2011 by Rohit Choudhury, a local resident of Bokakhat, revealed that there were 19 stone crushing units within a radius of 10 km of the KNP with licenses valid upto 31 ...
 
NYOOOZ
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:45:00 -0700

... National Park`s proposed eco-sensitive zone, the forest department said it would move ahead with zone-delineation in the interest of wildlife and local communities living on the fringes of the national park. Recently, protesters at Bokakhat in ...

Assam Tribune

Assam Tribune
Sun, 08 Feb 2015 10:33:45 -0800

DERGAON/BOKAKHAT, Feb 8 – Twelve persons, including four women, died and three others were critically injured when the Tata Winger (AS 05 C 1784) they were travelling in from Dhakuakhana hit a stationary iron rod-laden truck (NL 04 D 2847) at ...

Assam Tribune

Assam Tribune
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:22:30 -0700

Rail communication was normal, but the movement of vehicular traffic on national highways passing through the districts was disrupted, while government offices witnessed thin attendance. The bandh passed off peacefully in the Bokakhat subdivision with ...
 
Assam Tribune
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:18:42 -0700

According to information, the Tata Sumo (AS05-B-2145) was coming from Bokakhat to Dergaon, while the Mahindra XLV (AS03-M-8356) was going towards Bokakhat. Jayanta Hazarika (53) and Chandra Singh Kro (40), travelling on the Sumo, died on the ...
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