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(previously spelled Sibsagar) () is a town in the Sibsagar district
in the state of Assam
, about north east of Guwahati
.. It is the district headquarters of the Sivasagar district. Sivasagar is a heritage place in Assam famous for the monuments of Ahom kingdom. Now it is a multi-cultural town.
, Sibsagar had a population of 54,482. Males constitute 56% of the population and females 44%. Sivasagar has an average literacy rate of 81%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 79%. In Sibsagar, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Sibsagar, ex Rangpur
, was once the capital of the Ahom rulers who dominated Assam for more than 600 years. They ruled Assam virtually uninterrupted for 6 centuries until their kingdom fell to the Burmese in 1819, and their ruling class was all but wiped out. The province was liberated by the British in 1825 but, owing to the state of anarchy which prevailed in the province, it was completely annexed in 1826.
This city's main feature is the water body from which it gets its name. This is a tank also called Borpukhuri, at a higher elevation than the rest of the town, with three temples("Dol"s in Assamese
) on its banks. Of these temples, the most prominent is the Sivadol
, standing tall at , drawing large crowds on Shiv......