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Blog Entry# 1327478
Posted: Jan 02 2015 (00:18)

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"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
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"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
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1 Haflong a beautiful hill town in Assam
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2 Haflong hill station
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3 Haflong Hills
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4 Scenic beauty of Hafling Hills
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5 Lake in the heart of Haflong
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6 Haflong Hill railway station
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