(Last Updated on : 04/02/2009)
Dhing is a small town in Nagaon district of central Assam
located on the banks of the river Brahmaputra
. Dhing is situated 25 km. from the district headquarters at Nagaon. The nearest railway station is at Chaparmukh, which is a junction. Lahorighat Pam surrounds Dhing in the east, Barchola in the south, Bar Dhoa in the west and Lasanbari in the north. It is located at 26.47° North latitude and 92.47° East longitude. It is situated at a height of 58 metres(190 feet) above mean sea level.
According to the 2001 census report, Dhing had a population of 17,841 inhabitants. 51% of the population consists of males while 49% of the population is females. In Dhing, 12% of the population is less than six years of age. Dhing has an average literacy rate of 73%, which is higher than the national average of 59.5%. The male literacy rate is 78% and, the female literacy rate is 68%.
In the past the town was renowned for its steamer ghat and even today agricultural products and milk are shipped from Dhing by steamer.