North Lakhimpur
Town
North Lakhimpur College, North Lakhimpur
North Lakhimpur College, North Lakhimpur
North Lakhimpur is located in Assam
North Lakhimpur
North Lakhimpur
Location in Assam, India
North Lakhimpur is located in India
North Lakhimpur
North Lakhimpur
North Lakhimpur (India)
Coordinates: 27°14′29″N 94°6′20″E / 27.24139°N 94.10556°E / 27.24139; 94.10556
Country India
StateAssam
DistrictLakhimpur
Government
 • BodyNorth Lakhimpur Municipality Board
Area
 • Total13.74 km2 (5.31 sq mi)
Elevation
101 m (331 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total59,814
 • Density4,400/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
787001[2]
Telephone code91-3752[3]
ISO 3166 codeIN-AS
Vehicle registrationAS-07

North Lakhimpur (/ˌlækɪmˈpʊər/ LAK-im-POOR) is a city and a municipal board in Lakhimpur district in the Indian state of Assam, about 394 kilometres (245 mi) northeast of Guwahati. It is the district headquarters of Lakhimpur district.

North Lakhimpur is also the name of the subdivision of Lakhimpur district where North Lakhimpur town is located.

Geography

It is situated at 27° 13' 60 N and 94° 7' 0 E.[4] Significant parts of Lakhimpur include Phulbari, Laluk, Harmuti, Bongalmora, Bihpuria, Boginodi, Dolohat, Dhakuakhana, Narayanpur, Nowboicha, Town Bantow, Chetiagaon, Khelmati, NT Road, DK Road, KB Road, CD Road, Nakari, Bormuria, Joyhing and Moidomia, Angarkhuwa, Dhakuwakhania Goan, Hansuwa Tiniali etc..

Demographics

As of the 2001 India census,[5] North Lakhimpur had a population of 54,262. Based on population, it is classified as a class-II city (between 50,000 and 99,999 inhabitants). According to the 2011 census, it has a population of 105,376[citation needed].

Males constituted 53% of the population and females 47%. North Lakhimpur has an average literacy rate of 89%, higher than the national average of 65%: male literacy is 90%, and female literacy is 87%. In North Lakhimpur, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Language

Languages spoken in North Lakhimpur (2011)[6]

  Assamese (68.50%)
  Bengali (16.62%)
  Hindi (10.67%)
  Mishing (2.00%)
  Bhojpuri (1%)
  Other (1.72%)

Assamese is the most spoken language at 40,972 speakers, followed by Bengali at 9,942, Mishing is spoken by 1,195 people and Hindi at 6,383.

Administration

The MLA of Lakhimpur constituency is Shri Manab Deka since 2021.[7][8]

Transportation

North Lakhimpur is considered to be the 'Gateway to Arunachal'. It is well connected by air, road and rail.

Road

North Lakhimpur is well connected by road. The NH-15 passes through the city. Both AC and non-AC buses are available from Assam State Transport Corporation, and private bus stands to Guwahati and other long-distance routes.

Rail

The North Lakhimpur railway station is located at Nakari. It lies on the Rangiya–Murkongselek section of Rangiya railway division. Intercity Express (Murkongselek-Kamakhya) to and from Guwahati is operating between North Lakhimpur and Guwahati via Rangia, Rangapara, Biswanath Chariali, etc. Another Intercity Express (Naharlagun-Guwahati) also operates between Harmuti and Guwahati via the same route. The Harmuti railway station is situated at Harmuti, approximately 30 km. from the North Lakhimpur.

Air

Lilabari Airport is located 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from the city. Flights are operated to Kolkata and Guwahati by Alliance Air, four days in a week.

Water

One can travel to Dibrugarh, Sivasagar and Jorhat (via Majuli) by crossing the Brahmaputra River by ferry from North Lakhimpur. The Bogibeel Bridge creates a direct route for a quick commute to Dibrugarh.

Climate

Climate data for North Lakhimpur (1981–2010, extremes 1954–present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 29.8
(85.6)
33.7
(92.7)
35.4
(95.7)
36.2
(97.2)
37.8
(100.0)
37.6
(99.7)
38.5
(101.3)
39.0
(102.2)
38.0
(100.4)
37.7
(99.9)
33.8
(92.8)
30.8
(87.4)
39.0
(102.2)
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 23.7
(74.7)
24.6
(76.3)
26.7
(80.1)
27.9
(82.2)
30.3
(86.5)
31.3
(88.3)
31.4
(88.5)
32.1
(89.8)
31.3
(88.3)
30.5
(86.9)
28.4
(83.1)
25.5
(77.9)
28.6
(83.5)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) 9.3
(48.7)
12.3
(54.1)
15.9
(60.6)
19.0
(66.2)
22.0
(71.6)
24.1
(75.4)
24.7
(76.5)
24.9
(76.8)
23.9
(75.0)
20.8
(69.4)
14.9
(58.8)
10.2
(50.4)
18.5
(65.3)
Record low °C (°F) 2.7
(36.9)
4.3
(39.7)
8.1
(46.6)
11.1
(52.0)
15.1
(59.2)
19.5
(67.1)
19.5
(67.1)
20.8
(69.4)
19.2
(66.6)
10.6
(51.1)
6.3
(43.3)
3.1
(37.6)
2.7
(36.9)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 32.9
(1.30)
61.6
(2.43)
99.3
(3.91)
201.9
(7.95)
374.3
(14.74)
633.2
(24.93)
651.9
(25.67)
561.7
(22.11)
439.7
(17.31)
162.7
(6.41)
25.9
(1.02)
25.3
(1.00)
3,270.2
(128.75)
Average rainy days 3.0 5.5 7.8 13.0 15.1 20.1 22.8 19.2 15.3 7.5 2.1 2.0 133.3
Average relative humidity (%) (at 17:30 IST) 76 72 70 75 75 81 82 82 85 83 79 78 78
Source: India Meteorological Department[9][10][11]

Education

Colleges

Schools

Media

Lakhimpur has an All India Radio relay station known as Akashvani Lakhimpur. It broadcasts on FM frequencies.

Print media

Assamese language newspapers published from North Lakhimpur include the Asomiya Pratidin and Amar Asom.

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "Census of India Search details". censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  2. ^ India Post. "Pincode search - North Lakhimpur". Retrieved 28 July 2008.
  3. ^ Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. "STD Codes for cities in Assam". Archived from the original on 26 May 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2008.
  4. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc. "North Lakhimpur, India Page". Retrieved 11 July 2008.
  5. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  6. ^ "Population By Mother Tongue". Archived from the original (XLSX) on 24 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Lakhimpur LAC unit of Asom Chatra Parishad constituted at Gana Bhavan - Sentinelassam". www.sentinelassam.com. 20 August 2020. Retrieved 30 August 2020.
  8. ^ "Lakhimpur Assembly Election 2016 Latest News & Results". India.com. Retrieved 30 August 2020.
  9. ^ "Station: North Lakhimpur Climatological Table 1981–2010" (PDF). Climatological Normals 1981–2010. India Meteorological Department. January 2015. pp. 565–566. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2020. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  10. ^ "Extremes of Temperature & Rainfall for Indian Stations (Up to 2012)" (PDF). India Meteorological Department. December 2016. p. M28. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2020. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  11. ^ "North Lakhimpur Climatological Table 1971–2000". India Meteorological Department. Retrieved 6 February 2020.