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Nagaon District

Nagaon Nôgaû Zila, IPA: nɔgaʊ zila)EconomyAgriculture is the backbone of the economy of this district of Assam. Rice is the staple food of the inhabitants and paddy is the principal crop cultivated in the district. Besides agriculture, economy of Nagaon District also includes another major sector that is fisheries.DemographicsAccording to the 2011 census Nagaon district has a population of 1,894,788, after the separation of Hojai district.Around 56% of the total population is Muslims. Nagaon presents a mix of cultures of Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Jainism, and Buddhism.It has different language speakers including Assamese, Bengali, Hindi, Bodo, Tiwa, Karbi, Dimasa, Manipuri.Major Communities in the district are Bengali Muslims, Assamese Muslims, Assamese Brahmins, Kalita, Bengali Hindus, Tiwa (Lalung) and Tea tribes(Adivasi). Assamese is the lingua franca and the communicating language in the district.CultureThere are many namghars and associated templates in Nagaon. These include the Bharali Namghar, which is situated in Hatbar and Borduwa Namghar. This Namghar is situated in Nagaon Sattra, where Mahapurush Sankardev was born. Saubhagya Madhav, Dulal Madhav and Gopal Madhav are three ancient temples built during the reign of the Ahom King Shiba Singha.
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