Goalpara

Goalpara

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<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities for details -->Goalpara() is the district headquarter of Goalpara district, Assam, India. It is situated west of Guwahati.

Geography

Goalpara is located by the bank of famous river "Brahmaputra" at . It has an average elevation of 35&nbsp;metres (114&nbsp;feet).

Demographics

India census, 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.

People

Mostly inhabited by the Rajbongshi people, Goalpariya 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.

Language

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.

Archaeology

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......
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