Demography of Tura

The District of West Garo Hills lies on the western part of the state of Meghalaya bounded by the East Garo Hills district on the east, the South Garo Hills on the south-east, the Goalpara district of Assam on the north and north-west and Bangladesh on the south. The district is situated approximately between the latitudes 90° 30' and 89° 40' E, and the longitudes of 26° and 25° 20' N.

The population of Tura is pre-dominantly inhabited by the Garos, a tribe with a matrilineal society belonging to the Bodo family of the Tibeto-Burman race tribes. Other indigenous inhabitants are the Rajbansis, Hajongs, Koches, Rabhas, Meches, Dalus and Kacharis . The district is also inhabited by Assamese, Nepalese, Bengalis, Marwaries, Biharis and people from other parts of India.

According to the 2001 census, Tura recorded a population of 58,391. The percentage of population of males to females is 51% to 49%. The average literacy rate is 73%. The principal languages spoken here are Garo, Hajong, Koch language, Bengali, Hindi. Christianity is the main religion of the people with more than 90% of the people being Baptist.

Find below a quick snapshot of the facts and figures of Tura.

                                          Facts and Figures of Tura

 Country   
  India
 State
 Meghalaya
 District 
 West Garo Hills
 Elevation
  349 m (1,145 ft)
 Population (2001)  58,391
 Official language  
 English
 Time zone
 IST (UTC+5:30)
 Geographical Area 
 3677 Sq. Km
 Urban Area
 18.3 Sq. Km
 Rural Area  
 3658.7 Sq. Km
 Sub-Divisions 
 2
 Development Blocks  8
 Towns
 1
 Telephone code
 03651

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