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State of India
Official seal of Assam
A map showing us where the location of Assam is in the Republic of India
A map showing us where the location of Assam is in the Republic of India
Map of Assam
Map of Assam
Country India
RegionNorth-east India
 • LegislatureUnicameral (* seats)
 • Total78,438 km2 (30,285 sq mi)
 • Total31,169,272
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Official languagesAssamese · English

Assam (Assamese: অসম) is a state in the north eastern region of India. It has an area of 78,438 km² (30,285 mi²). It is bigger than Panama but smaller than the Czech Republic. There is one major river (Brahamputra) that flows through the length of the state. The state lies on the foothills of the Himalayas. There are two international borders touched by Assam: Bhutan and Bangladesh. In traditional Indian geography it falls under the North-east Indian zone.

Demography[change | change source]

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Religion in Assam (2021 survey)[1]

  Hinduism (55%)
  Islam (40%)
  Christianity (4%)
  others (1%)

According to a 2021 survey,[2][3] about 55% of the people are Hindus. About 40% are Muslim.[1][4] There is a small (4%) Christian minority. Others (1%) consists of (Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism, and Animism).

Assam Religious diversity as per (2021 survey)[1]
Religion Population Percentage
Hindus Om.svg 20,075,000 55%
Muslims Star and Crescent.svg 14,600,000 40%
Christians ChristianitySymbol.svg 1,460,000 4%
Other's 365,000 1%

Assam has a population of 36.5 million as per 2021 population survey.[5]

References[change | change source]

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  2. "Population by religion community – 2011". Census of India, 2012. The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Archived from the original on 25 August 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Census 2011 data rekindles 'demographic invasion' fear in Assam".
  5. Assam Population Sex Ratio in Assam Literacy rate data 2011-2021

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