Doom Dooma

Doom Dooma

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<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities for details -->DoomDooma (also spelt as DumDuma) is a town and a town area committee in Tinsukia district in the state of Assam, India.

Demographics

India census, DoomDooma had a population of 19,822. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. DoomDooma has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75% and, female literacy is 63%. In DoomDooma, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Etymology

Once the city was covered with jungle, mainly populated by elephants. The name, Doom Dooma, sounds like the footfalls of elephants running: "dumdum" .

History

It was under the Ahom Dynasty before the impact of the British on Assam. But Doom Dooma was an underdeveloped city during the rule of the Ahom Dynasty, in fact it can be said that the place was almost nameless during the period of the Ahoms. So we can say that it were the British who gave a proper name to the city. British had noticed Assam, especially Doom Dooma as an excellent place for the cultivation of tea. Now, Doom Dooma has the largest tea gardens in Asia. Hence it is right to say that Doom Dooma generates a sizable amount of currency for the Indian government from its tea exports.

Geography and climate

DoomDooma is located at . It has an average elevation of . It is situated on the bank of Doomdooma river, a tributary of River Brahmaputra. The...
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