Assam

  • assam
    state
    clockwise from top academic complex of iit guwahati, ahom raja palace, kamakhya temple, rang ghar, kolia bhomora setu, kaziranga rhino and sivasagar sivadol.
    clockwise from top
    academic complex of iit guwahati, ahom raja palace, kamakhya temple, rang ghar, kolia bhomora setu, kaziranga rhino and sivasagar sivadol.
    seal of assam
    seal
    motto(s): 
    joi aai Ôxom (hail mother assam)
    anthem: "[1]
    (o my dearest country)
    in-as.svg
    coordinates (dispur, guwahati): 26°08′n 91°46′e / 26°08′n 91°46′e / 26.14; 91.77
    assam became a part of british india under treaty of yandabo.[9]
    ^[*] first recognised as an administrative division on 1 april 1911, and led to the establishment of assam province by partitioning province of east bengal and assam.
    ^[*] assam was one of the original provincial divisions of british india.
    ^[*] assam has had a legislature since 1937.[10]
    symbols
    language
    oxomiya in oxomiya lipi.svg
    assamese
    dance
    bihu dance of assam.jpg
    bihu dance
    mammal
    kaziranga.jpg
    one horned rhinoceros
    bird
    white-winged wood duck (cairina scutulata) rwd5.jpg
    white-winged wood duck
    flower
    a and b larsen orchids - rhynchostylis retusa 1015-24.jpg
    rhynchostylis retusa
    tree
    sapling of hollong tree (dipterocarpus macrocarpus), the state tree of assam.jpg
    dipterocarpus macrocarpus
    river
    a view of sunset from biswanath ghat.jpg
    brahmaputra

    assam (m/,[11] assamese: [ɔxɔm] (about this soundlisten)) is a state in northeastern india, situated south of the eastern himalayas along the brahmaputra and barak river valleys. assam covers an area of 78,438 km2 (30,285 sq mi). the state is bordered by bhutan and arunachal pradesh to the north; nagaland and manipur to the east; meghalaya, tripura, mizoram and bangladesh to the south; and west bengal to the west via the siliguri corridor, a 22 kilometres (14 mi) strip of land that connects the state to the rest of india.

    assam is known for assam tea and assam silk. the state was the first site for oil drilling in asia.[12] assam is home to the one-horned indian rhinoceros, along with the wild water buffalo, pygmy hog, tiger and various species of asiatic birds, and provides one of the last wild habitats for the asian elephant. the assamese economy is aided by wildlife tourism to kaziranga national park and manas national park, which are world heritage sites. sal tree forests are found in the state which, as a result of abundant rainfall, look green all year round. assam receives more rainfall than most parts of india; this rain feeds the brahmaputra river, whose tributaries and oxbow lakes provide the region with a hydro-geomorphic environment.

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Assam
Clockwise from top Academic complex of IIT Guwahati, Ahom Raja Palace, Kamakhya Temple, Rang Ghar, Kolia Bhomora Setu, Kaziranga Rhino and Sivasagar Sivadol.
Motto(s): 
Joi Aai Ôxom (Hail Mother Assam)
Anthem: "[1]
(O my Dearest Country)
IN-AS.svg
Coordinates (Dispur, Guwahati): 26°08′N 91°46′E / 26°08′N 91°46′E / 26.14; 91.77
Assam became a part of British India under Treaty of Yandabo.[9]
^[*] First recognised as an administrative division on 1 April 1911, and led to the establishment of Assam Province by partitioning Province of East Bengal and Assam.
^[*] Assam was one of the original provincial divisions of British India.
^[*] Assam has had a legislature since 1937.[10]
Symbols
Language
Oxomiya in Oxomiya Lipi.svg
Assamese
Dance
Bihu dance of Assam.jpg
Bihu dance
Mammal
KAZIRANGA.JPG
One horned rhinoceros
Bird
White-winged Wood Duck (Cairina scutulata) RWD5.jpg
White-winged wood duck
Flower
A and B Larsen orchids - Rhynchostylis retusa 1015-24.jpg
Rhynchostylis retusa
Tree
Sapling of Hollong tree (Dipterocarpus macrocarpus), the state tree of Assam.jpg
Dipterocarpus macrocarpus
River
A view of sunset from Biswanath Ghat.jpg
Brahmaputra

Assam (m/,[11] Assamese: [ɔxɔm] (About this soundlisten)) is a state in northeastern India, situated south of the eastern Himalayas along the Brahmaputra and Barak River valleys. Assam covers an area of 78,438 km2 (30,285 sq mi). The state is bordered by Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh to the north; Nagaland and Manipur to the east; Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram and Bangladesh to the south; and West Bengal to the west via the Siliguri Corridor, a 22 kilometres (14 mi) strip of land that connects the state to the rest of India.

Assam is known for Assam tea and Assam silk. The state was the first site for oil drilling in Asia.[12] Assam is home to the one-horned Indian rhinoceros, along with the wild water buffalo, pygmy hog, tiger and various species of Asiatic birds, and provides one of the last wild habitats for the Asian elephant. The Assamese economy is aided by wildlife tourism to Kaziranga National Park and Manas National Park, which are World Heritage Sites. Sal tree forests are found in the state which, as a result of abundant rainfall, look green all year round. Assam receives more rainfall than most parts of India; this rain feeds the Brahmaputra River, whose tributaries and oxbow lakes provide the region with a hydro-geomorphic environment.

Other Languages
Acèh: Assam
Afrikaans: Assam
አማርኛ: አሳም
العربية: آسام
aragonés: Asam
অসমীয়া: অসম
asturianu: Assam
azərbaycanca: Assam
تۆرکجه: آسام
বাংলা: আসাম
Bân-lâm-gú: Assam
беларуская: Асам
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Асам
भोजपुरी: आसाम
български: Асам
བོད་ཡིག: ཨཱསཱམ།
brezhoneg: Asam
català: Assam
Чӑвашла: Асам
čeština: Ásám
Cymraeg: Assam
dansk: Assam
Deutsch: Assam
ދިވެހިބަސް: އާސާމު
डोटेली: आसाम
eesti: Assam
Ελληνικά: Άσαμ
español: Assam
Esperanto: Asamo
euskara: Assam
فارسی: آسام
Fiji Hindi: Assam
français: Assam
Gaeilge: Assam
galego: Assam
ગુજરાતી: આસામ
गोंयची कोंकणी / Gõychi Konknni: आसाम
한국어: 아삼주
հայերեն: Ասսամ
हिन्दी: असम
hornjoserbsce: Asam
hrvatski: Assam
বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী: অসম
Bahasa Indonesia: Assam
Ирон: Ассам
íslenska: Assam
italiano: Assam
עברית: אסאם
Jawa: Assam
ಕನ್ನಡ: ಅಸ್ಸಾಂ
Kapampangan: Assam
ქართული: ასამის შტატი
कॉशुर / کٲشُر: آسام
қазақша: Ассам
Kiswahili: Assam
لۊری شومالی: آسام
Latina: Asama
latviešu: Asama
lietuvių: Asamas
magyar: Asszám
मैथिली: असम
македонски: Асам
Malagasy: Assam
മലയാളം: ആസാം
मराठी: आसाम
მარგალური: ასამიშ შტატი
Bahasa Melayu: Assam
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Assam
монгол: Ассам
မြန်မာဘာသာ: အာသံပြည်နယ်
Nederlands: Assam
नेपाली: आसाम
नेपाल भाषा: आसाम
日本語: アッサム州
нохчийн: Ассам
Nordfriisk: Assam
norsk: Assam
norsk nynorsk: Assam
occitan: Assam
ଓଡ଼ିଆ: ଆସାମ
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Accom
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਅਸਾਮ
پنجابی: آسام
پښتو: آسام
polski: Asam
português: Assam
română: Assam
Runa Simi: Assam
русский: Ассам
संस्कृतम्: असमराज्यम्
ᱥᱟᱱᱛᱟᱲᱤ: ᱟᱥᱟᱢ
Scots: Assam
shqip: Assam
Simple English: Assam
سنڌي: آسام
slovenčina: Ásam
ślůnski: Assam
српски / srpski: Асам
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Assam
suomi: Assam
svenska: Assam
Tagalog: Assam
தமிழ்: அசாம்
татарча/tatarça: Ассам
తెలుగు: అసోం
Türkçe: Assam
українська: Ассам
اردو: آسام
vèneto: Assam
Tiếng Việt: Assam
Winaray: Assam
吴语: 阿萨姆邦
ייִדיש: אסאם
Yorùbá: Assam
粵語: 阿薩姆邦
中文: 阿萨姆邦