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Diphu

Trip Planner Asia  /  India  /  Assam  /  Karbi Anglong District  /  Diphu
Diphu is the headquarter of East Karbi Anglong district in the state of Assam in India. This small town is a popular tourist hill station for people of nearby cities.EtymologyDiphu is a Dimasa language for White Water. Di mean Water, Phu mean White. Historically it is said, the stream in diphu carry large amount of sediment during rainy season, giving it the colour of white, hence the name White Water.GeographyDiphu is located at. It has an average elevation of 186 metres (610 feet). It is about 270 km by road and 213 km by railways from Guwahati. The town is beautifully located on a hill.DemographicsIndia census, Diphu had a population of 63,654. Based on population, it is classified as a class-II city (between 50,000 and 99,999 inhabitants). Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Diphu has an average literacy rate of 90%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 94% and, female literacy is 86%. In Diphu, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age. The major tribes living in Diphu are Karbi, Dimasa, Bodo, Garo, Rengma Naga and Adivasi.CultureThe town is home to many indigenous communities and other communities from rest of the country, the Karbis, Dimasa, Boro, Garo being the major tribes of the district. The town truly exhibits the peaceful and harmonious coexistence among them. It houses temples, churches, mosques and a gurudwara. The town celebrates all the major festivals together with much fun-fare. Rongker, Bushu-Dima Wangala, Bihu, Christmas, Durga Puja, Diwali and other festivals are celebrated with fervour and joy.
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