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A map showing us where the location of Assam is in the Republic of India
Map of Assam
|• Legislature||Unicameral (* seats)|
|• Total||78,438 km2 (30,285 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+05:30 (IST)|
|Official languages||Assamese · English|
Assam (Assamese: অসম) is a state in the north eastern region of India. It has an area of 78,438 km² (30,285 mi²). It is bigger than Panama but smaller than the Czech Republic. There is one major river (Brahamputra) that flows through the length of the state. The state lies on the foothills of the Himalayas. There are two international borders touched by Assam: Bhutan and Bangladesh. In traditional Indian geography it falls under the North-east Indian zone.
According to a 2011 survey, about 62% of the people were Hindus. About 34% were Muslim. There is a small (3-4%) Christian minority. Others (Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism, and Animism) account for less than 0.2% each.
- "Population by religion community – 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Archived from the original on 25 August 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150825155850/http://www.censusindia.gov.in/2011census/C-01/DDW00C-01%20MDDS.XLS.
- "Census 2011 data rekindles ‘demographic invasion’ fear in Assam". http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/census-2011-religion-data-rekindles-demographic-invasion-fear-in-assam/article1-1384347.aspx.