<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities
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() is the district headquarter of Goalpara district
. It is situated west of Guwahati
Goalpara is located by the bank of famous river "Brahmaputra" at . It has an average elevation of 35 metres (114 feet).
, Goalpara had a population of 48,911. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Goalpara has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 73%, and female literacy is 64%. In Goalpara, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Mostly inhabited by the Rajbongshi
language, a dialect of Assamese
, is widely spoken by the people residing in this place. It was once a princely state ruled by the Rajbongshi
/ Koch Rajbongshi
kings. Presently, the royal family resides in Goalpara itself.
The widely spoken language is Goalpariya
, but along with the Goalpariya people also speak other dialects of Assamese
, Bengali, Hindi, Garo, Rabha, etc. But most of the people use Goalpariya as a common language for daily transaction and communication.
Goalpara is well known for The Sri Surya Pahar
, a very significant but relatively unknown archaeological site in Assam
. This site was once a confluence of three religions as evident from the innumerable sculptures and other relics belonging to......