About Gauripur Municipal Board

About Gauripur

Gauripur is a small beautiful town in the western side of district headquarter Dhubri. Gauripur is located at 26.08°N 89.97°E with an average elevation of 26 metres (85 feet). The main town is situated by the river Gadadhar on its eastern side. There is a lake on its north-western side named Laokhowa beel and in the north-eastern side on the bank of Gadadhar is a small hill top called Matiabagh on which the palace named "Hawakhana" made by the Zamindar of Gauripur is situated. On the other side of the Gadadhar River is the famous village Asharikandi which of international fame for its terrakota industry. The Gauripur town is served by the Northeast Frontier Railway of the Indian Railway network. The national highway 31 runs across the town. Gauripur is about 15 kms away from Indo-Bangladesh Border. Also, there is an Asias largest Aerodrome at Rupshi built during British rule which is about 6 kms away from Gauripur. The establishment of the town and the name "Gauripur", has an interesting story associated with the main architect of Gauripur, Raza Pratap Chandra Baruah, Zamindar of Rangamati. It is believed that one day Raza Baruah was hunting in the forest and came across a frog which was eating a snake. He was very much astonished to see this unnatural and unheard sight. Being a very strong devotee of Goddess Mahamaya, he was convinced that it was some sort of supernatural message for him. Shortly afterwards, he established a temple for Goddess Mahamaya and named the place as Gauripur after the alias "Gauri" of Mahamaya. He even shifted his capital of his Zamindari from Rangamati to Gauripur. A place of great historical importance, Gauripur is just two hours drive from Astha Nature's Home. Also famous for the Elephantman Lalji (Prakitish Baruah), a birth place of the eminent Indian Film personality Late Pramathesh Chandra Barua, Legenedary Folksinger Padmashree Late Pratima Barua Pandey the melody queen of Goalparia folk-song, Mrs. Parbati Barua the world famed elephantine. Gauripur is a rural based area inhabited by Hindus, Muslims, Jains and Cristians representing of various cultures like – Assamese, Goalparia, Bodo, Rabha, Garo, Santhal etc with full of unity in diversity. This place was ruled by Zamindars and the P.B.College was built by their donations with Dr. Birendra Nath Dutta as the founder Principal and Mr. Alakesh Chandra Barua, the eldest son of Pramathesh Chandra Barua as its founder Vice-Principal. Asharikandi, a terracotta village 2 kms away from Gauripur is famed nationally and internationally for its terracotta (fine art) products. Mr.D.N. Paul, the pioneer of terracotta products, a recipient of Rastrapati Award earned reputation nationally and internationally. Asharikandi has become the frequent visiting place of VIPs.

About Gauripur Municipal Board

The Gauripur Municipal Board was established in the year 1919 having its 4 Nos. of Wards in this area. Gauripur is a part of Dhubri (Lok Sabha constituency).According to 2001 India census report, Gauripur had a population of 23,477. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Gauripur has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 69%. In Gauripur, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.Approximate population for 7 km radius from this point: 64519

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