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Tinsukia city
Tinsukia city
Location of Tinsukia city
in Assam and India
Coordinates 27°30′N 94°22′E / 27.5°N 94.37°E / 27.5; 94.37
Country  India
State Assam
District(s) Tinsukia
Population 85519 (2001)
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)

116 m (381 ft)

Tinsukia is a city and a municipal board in Tinsukia district in the Indian state of Assam.

Tinsukia is 84 kilometres away from the border with Arunachal Pradesh. It is the administrative headquarters of Tinsukia District of Assam, India. Hailed as the business capital of Assam, the place has a heady mix of Assamese, Bengali and Hindi-speaking people. The name of the place comes from the Tinkunia Pukhuri (the lake with three sides) located at the heart of the town. Tinsukia is also a major railhead of Assam. It is one of the fastest developing cities of India and one can travel there either by train or by a flight to Dibrugarh and then a taxi. Tinsukia also acts as a link to all other cities in the north east of India. Presently it houses the biggest railway station of Assam.



Tinsukia is located at 27°30′N 95°22′E / 27.5°N 95.37°E / 27.5; 95.37[1]. It has an average elevation of 116 metres (380 feet).


As of 2001 India census[2], Tinsukia had a population of 85,519. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Tinsukia has an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 82%, and female literacy is 75%. In Tinsukia, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Tinsukia is part of Dibrugarh (Lok Sabha constituency).[3]


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Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel


Tinsukia is in Assam.

Tinkunia Pukhri of Tinsukia
Tinkunia Pukhri of Tinsukia


Tinsukia is the economic capital of Assam. It is the main business center of upper Assam. This city is a gateway to many places of tourist interest in Upper Assam. Tinsukia has a couple of good hotels to stay overnight before you embark on a journey to the nearby areas. This was the city which was connected by the Bengal-Assam railways way back in the 19th century, resulting in a very high influx of businessmen, railway employees and laborers from the mainland India. The introduction of railways into this area permanently changed the demographic configuration of the area resulting in wider socio-political effects. During the second world war, the outskirts of the city was used for setting up camps for the US army.

Unfortunately, this cosmopolitan city has been affected by perpetual terrorist strikes for last few years.


Tinsukia is famous for its tea gardens.Endless stretches of tea gardens are very pleasing to the eyes. Its a verdant country.The greenery encompasses the traveller till he is awestruck. Tinsukia is also the capital of the Muttack Rajah's, and in a place called Guijan you come across the ruins of the kingdom. Guijan is just 45 minutes from Tinsukia town. But there is nothing particular about the town to talk about. There is a temple of lord Krishna. Other than that it is an industrialised town and the pollution ratio is high. Roads are narrow and bad; as it is in all small Indain towns. However, just as you step outside,the beauty of the tea gardens overwhelm you. Ninety minutes away from Tinsukia lies the town of Digboi,which boasts of the first Oil Refinery in India.

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