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Khumulwng
Khumulwng
Location of Khumulwng
in Tripura
Coordinates 23°28′N 91°16′E / 23.47°N 91.26°E / 23.47; 91.26
Country  India
State Tripura
District(s) West Tripura
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Khumulwng is a town in the West Tripura [1] district in Tripura [2], India. It is the headquarters and the largest town of the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council.

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History

Khumulwng was established in the year 1991 AD. The TTAADC headquarters was shifted to the town from 1996 AD onwards.

Geography

It is situated 25 km from Agartala

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Kaunsil Nok

The most beautiful landmark of the town is the Kaunsil Nok (Council House) located right in the heart of the town. This structure houses the legislative body of the TTAADC (Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council).

Kaunsil Nok, Khumulwng, Tripura

Demographics

The ethnic population comprise of the Tripuri people. The local language is Kokborok. They have a distinct identity of their own. They are different from the majority Bengali population of the state.

Culture

Various socio-cultural clubs are coming up to develop the local culture, flora and fauna. The cultural beauty and abundance in Khumulwng is invaluable. The town is a blend of tribal culture and the Christian influence. We see peoples celebrating the Goria Ter as well as the Christmas with much joyfulness. Most of the people, by profession, here are either government employees and their families or business oriented.

Churches

There are 5 Baptist Churches in and around the town area,

  • Khumulwng Baptist Church
  • Zion Baptist Church
  • Joygobin Baptist Church
  • Khakchangma Baptist Church
  • Dosoram Baptist Church

There is also one GFA center in Khumulwng.

On every December a fair is organized by the group of local churches where people of all walks of life and from all faith participate to show their brotherhood.

Economy

Khumulwng act as the junction of transportation and business for the interior villages. It is fast emerging as the local business hub amongst the TTAADC.

Education

Schools

There are three important schools in Khumulwng. They are:

  • Yakhili Academy, a privately run school by Sadar North Baptist Association.
  • Khumpui Academy, school run by TTAADC.
  • Eklayva High School, a central government school.

College

There is a degree college, Khumulwng College, run by the state government in the town.

Transport

Khumulwng can be accessed through road with the Assam-Agartala National Highway 44. The nearest stop on the highway is in Jirania (3 km) and the newly developing junction of Madhob Kami (2 km).

Railway Station

The nearest railway station is Jirania Railway Station, 3 km away from the town across the river Haora.

Airport

The nearest airport is Agartala Airport located about 35 km away.

Civic amenities

Town hall

Khumulwng has a Town-Hall situated near the Kaunsil Nok which is used by the people of the town for organizing various programs and functions.

Park

Across the Town-Hall is a park, used often as a picnic spot which is surrounded on three sides by a man-made lake.

Hospital

There is a government hospital to serve the needs of the town and the surrounding population.

Recent events

KBCA Tripuri choir at the TBYF 2005, Khumulwng

TBYF

A huge gathering called Tripura Baptist Youth Fellowship was organized on 28 January-30 January 2005 in Khumulwng Baptist Church. The total delegation crossed 1500 strength. Delegates came from all over Tripura and even from Mizoram. Executives of TBCU, Zoram Baptist Mission and Evangelical Church of Maraland also took part in the fellowship. Different tribes of Tripura came and mingled with each other as if all were the same, like all in one, in Christ. The fellowship included Musical Meet, Discussions and Bible Classes.

See also

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