Jan 02 2015 (12:53AM) "Haflong"----- The only hill station in Assam which hasanickname"Switzerland of the East"
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Jan 02 2015 (12:20AM) "Haflong"----- The only hill station in Assam
"Haflong"----- The only hill station in Assam which is also known as"Switzerland of the East". Brief Description about Halflong: Haflong (Assamese: হাফলং) is a town and headquarters of Dima Hasao district in India in the state of Assam. It is the only hill station in Assam."Haflong" got its name from Dimasa word better known "Ha-floong" or "Hangkhlong" which means "Ant Hill". According to the Zeme Nagas( one of the earliest group to settle at Haflong areas) traditions the term 'Haflong' is derived from a person name Hamlong;the erstwhile landlord of Haflong areas.The term... more...
"Haflong" is even prominent in the clans of the Dimasas like "Haflongbar". According to some old people Haflong was given a name by the British, Half-Long to indicate half way from kamrup. Haflong hillstation is known for its beautiful landscapes, valleys, hills and mountains. Geography Haflong is located at Coord |25.18|N|9E. It has an average elevation of 966.216 metres (3170 feet). Demographics As of 2012 the India census, Haflong had a population of 43,756. Males constitute 45% of the population and females 55%. Haflong has an average literacy rate of 92%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 85%, and female literacy is 75%. In Haflong, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. The population of the Town comprises various tribes & races who maintain their own dialect, culture, customs & usages. Apart from various tribes(Oriental Indians), non-tribals also account for a sizable amount of the population. They are mostly government employees, traders living in urban & semi-urban area. The small and serene Town shelter the lovely people – warm and fascinating – and as colourful as the land itself. It is also the home of various tribes: Dimasa, Nagas, Hmar, Kukis, Mizo, Bengali, Assamese, Gorkha, Biate and Hrangkhol. Languages Commonly spoken languages are Haflong Hindi, Dimasa, Zeme Naga, kuki, Khasi, Biate, Hmar, Bengali, Assamese, and Nepali . Politics Haflong is part of Autonomous District (Lok Sabha constituency). It is the headquarters of Dima Hasao Autonomous District. Modes of communication Though there is no direct Air connection to Haflong, one can fly up to Guwahati or Silchar or Dimapur from where easy road or rail options are available. Haflong has a metre gauge train station which connects it with Lumding and Silchar. Education Some prominent educational institutions of Haflong are: Schools Haflong Government Boys Higher Secondary School St. Agnes' Convent High School Don Bosco High School, Haflong Kendriya Vidyalaya, Haflong Government Girls Higher Secondary School CHT Synod High School Saraswati Vidya Mandir PMS High School Narzareth High School Covenant High School Vivekananda Vidyalaya Colleges Haflong Government College Tourism Attractions Main Tourism attractions are Haflong Lake Jatinga Bird Observatory Ethnic Villages Fiangpui Garden, Jorai Hill view from Moulpong Fiangpui Church Hill view from circuit house,etc Source of the above information: click here Attached Images: 1 Haflong a beautiful hill town in Assam Source: click here 2 Haflong hill station Source: click here 3 Haflong Hills Source: click here 4 Scenic beauty of Hafling Hills Source: click here 5 Lake in the heart of Haflong Source: click here 6 Haflong Hill railway station Source: click here Views and Opinions are welcome.
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