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Situated in the 23rd administrative district of Assam, Doomdooma is a small town which is gradually developing with the passage of time. The town area committee of Doomdooma is in Tinsukia. Doomdooma is primarily famous for its tea gardens. It is considered as a town that produces tea in huge quantity. And due to this, Doomdooma is known as the tea city of Assam.
History of Doomdooma
The area was an entire forest area not long back. The dense forest of the place gave a very safe habitat to elephants and hence the area is known after elephants. The name Doomdooma is derived from the sound of the footfalls of elephants which sounded much like “dumdum”.
When the Ahoms ruled long back in Assam, Doomdooma was a part of the Ahom kingdom. Later on after the invasion of the British, they took over and discovered the potential of the city as a tea producing town and developed it into a town. hence, the town was developed into a tea producing town gradually.
Geography of Doomdooma
Doomdooma town is situated on the banks of the river Doomdooma which is a tributary of the river Brahmaputra. The location of the town is 27.57 degrees north and 95.57 degrees east. The elevation of the town is at a height of 374 feet.
Demography of Doomdooma
The ratio of the male to female population of the town is 55 to 45. According to survey studies of 2001, the population of the town would be 19,822. Literacy rate for male of the area is 75% and female is 63%, and the average literacy rate of the town is 70%.
Weather of Doomdooma
The temperature of the town is moderate and temperate throughout the year. In this part of the area, rainfall is accompanies by thunderstorms and hence the town faces flood havoc almost every year due to heavy rainfall.
Economy of Doomdooma
As has been mentioned already, Doomdooma is a major tea producer; hence the major income of the town is by tea producing. Tea gardens play a major role in the economy of the town.
Tourism of Doomdooma
Primarily Doomdooma attracts tourists for its proliferate tea gardens. The tea gardens spread across the town are a scene of beauty and serenity giving the best feeling of greenery to people. The lush green spread across, captures the attention of any passersby at a single glance. The tea gardens have been attracting a lot of tourists and Doomdooma intend to keep the resource intact and developed in times to come. Apart from the tea gardens, there are also namghars and temples which are worth a visit for the tourists.