Profile of Nagaon
Nagaon is a city located in Nagaon disrict of Assam. It is also a municipal board in Nagaon district. Nagaon is situated 123 km from Guwahati.
Nagaon in the late 1810 became the target of Burmese violence. Nagaon was made separate district administration in 1832. The district headquarter was called Nawgaon. Some parts of Nagaon were also ruled by feudal kings. The area of Nagaon then was more of strategic importance and not administrative. Nagaon was earlier called Nawgong. The region latter took the name Nagaon. At a point of time the Naga Hills, the Mikir Hills and North Cachar hills were part of the Nagaon district. They were however, separated in due course of time.
On the north of Nagaon lies the Sonitpur district and Brahmaputra river. Karbi Anglong district lies on the south. On the east is Golaghat district and to the west is Marigaon district. There are wetlands and marshy areas in Nagaon.
DemographyNagaon has a population of 147, 231 according to 20011 census.
PersonalitiesSeveral famous personalities of Assam have been associated with Nagaon. Writer Mahim Bora, classical singer Parveen Sultana, former chief minister of Assam Prafulla Kumar Mahanta has been associated with Nagaon.
The handloom industry also contributes a large share in the economy of Nagaon. Handicraft is an important cottage and small scale industry. Development of Kuhila craft, pottery and terracotta, jute cane and bamboo products and Rantholi jewellery are the main focus of the small scale industry.
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