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Maibang

Maibang
মাইবং
town
Maibang is located in Assam
Maibang
Location in Assam, India
Coordinates:
Country  India
State Assam
District Dima Hasao
Government
 • Type Maibang Town Committee
Area
 • Total 10 km2 (4 sq mi)
Elevation 355 m (1,165 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 20,664
 • Density 2,100/km2 (5,400/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Dimasa, Assamese and Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC-5:30)
Vehicle registration AS-08 XXXX

Maibang (IPA: ˌmɑɪˈbɒŋg) is a town and a town area committee in Dima Hasao district in the Indian state of Assam.Maibang is also one of the two sub-divisions of Dima Hasao District. It was once the capital of the Dimasa Kachari Kingdom. Etymologically, the name comes from two Dimasa words 'MAI' and 'BANG' literally meaning "plenty of rice" (Mai means food grains and Bang means plenty).

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • Demographics 2
  • History 3
  • Administration 4
  • Languages 5
  • Education 6
  • Tourism attractions 7
  • Railway Informations 8
  • References 9

Geography

Maibang town is situated in a hilly area at the bank of Mahur River. Approximate Coordinates of the location is about .[1] It has an average elevation of 355 metres (1164 feet).

The town area is about 10 square kilometres.


Demographics

As of 2012

Religions in Maibang
Religion Percent
Hindus
  
99%
Muslims
  
0.8%
Christians
  
0.1%
Atheists
  
0.1%

History

Maibang was the capital of the erstwhile Dimasa kingdom, from the 16th to 18th century. The ruins of the kingdom can still be found on the eastern bank of Mahur, south of Maibang and other parts of Dima Hasao district. Among them the most popular is "Stone House" ( In dimasa it is called "Longthai ni Noh") situated on the bank of Mahur River on south Maibang.

Administration

Name of Civil SDO From To

Languages

Dimasa is the dialect of the majority Dimasa tribe of the district. The dialect is yet to be recognized as a language. "HILL HINDI" or "Haflong Hindi" is used as the lingua franca. Besides, people talk in Assamese & Bangla also. Medium of instruction in the schools and colleges are Assamese, Bangla & English up to HSLC level in the schools of the town.

Education

Maibang Degree College (Established in 1988) is the only college in the civil sub-division of Dima Hasao district. The college offers both pass and honours course in Arts and Science stream only. The college is one of the provincialized colleges of the Govt. of Assam and affiliated to Assam University, Silchar (A Central University of GOI). The subjects offered in the college are - Assamese (MIL), Bengali (MIL, Elective & Honours), English (General, Alternative, Elective & Honors), History (Pass & Honours), Economics (Pass & Honours), Education (Pass & Honours), Political Science (Pass & Honours)& Sociology (Pass & Honours). Besides, there is a study centre of Krishna Kanta Handique State Open University[2] in the college which offers BPP (Bachelors' Preparatory Programme), BA (Both Pass & Honours) & MA in Sociology. A good number of learners are admitted in the study centre in different courses at this study centre.

All schools of Maibang are run either by the state government or by private organisations. Mostly English is the primary languages of instruction in most of the schools. However, the newly established private schools are opting for English medium. The schools are recognized to Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA) and Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC). Some of the schools in and around Maibang are:

  • Ever Green High School
  • Maibang Higher Secondary School
  • Pranabananda Vidya Mandir High School
  • Maibang High School
  • Wadrengdisa High School
  • Dautohaja High School
  • St. Xavier. School
  • Kalachand High School
  • Jnaring Hindu Academy
  • Sainja Valley School
  • Maibang Govt. M. E. School

and a few number of L. P. Schools.

Tourism attractions

A momolith monument called "Ek Patthar Ghar" at Maibong, also popularly known as "Longthaini Noh"
  • Rasbari : Ruins Of City Of Kachari Kingdom It is in south side of Maibong.
  • Ek Patthar Ghar : It is an ancient Indian temple which is belongs to 12th century.It is a monolithic temple with two roofs.
  • Maibong Waterfalls: Mailbong has few water falls around the city.

Railway Informations

Train Name Train Number From To Arrival Departure
Cachar Expr. 15691 Lumding Silchar 10:29 PM 10:39 PM
Cachar Expr. 15692 Silchar Lumding 04:09 04:19
Barak Valley Exp. 15693 Lumding Dharmanagar 06:48 06:58
Barak Valley Exp. 15694 Dharmanagar Lumding 18:49 18:59
Agartala Exp. 15695 Lumding Agartala 23:34 23:44
Agartal Exp. 15696 Agartala Lumding 07:46 07:56
Hill Queen Exp. 05697 Lumding Haflong 11:41 11:51
Hill Queen Exp. 05698 Haflong Lumding 15:10 15:20

References

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Maibang
  2. ^ website for Krishnakanta Handique State Open University
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