(Last Updated on : 21/07/2010)
Makum is a significant town situated in Tinsukia District of the northeastern state of India, Assam. It is placed in the east of Guwahati at a distance of 525 km. The NH 37 passes through the town and NH 38 starts from this town. The nearest access points are the Dibrugarh Airport and the Makum Junction Railway Station on the Tinsukia-Dangori line of North East Frontier Railways. Geographically, the town is located between 27.5° North latitude and 95.45° East longitude at a height of 122 metres (400 feet) above mean sea level.
As per the Indian Census report of 2001, Makum had a population of 15, 058. Males constitute 53% of the population and females account for the remaining 47%. In Makum, 13% of the population is less than six years of age. The average literacy rate of Makum is 68% which is higher than the national average literacy rate which is 59.5%. To be specific, the male literacy rate is 73% and the female literacy rate is 62%.
The Dibru-Saikhowa National Park, which is one of the nineteen-biodiversity hotspots in the world, is one of the prime attractions of the place. The tea gardens at Doomdooma and Digboi are an ideal retreat for tourists.