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Tinsukia municipal board is one of the oldest municipality of Assam.The municipality is the board that manages the town of Tinsukia. All the defferrent departments that come under Tinsukia administration are managed to be run smoothly and systematically by the Tinsukia Municipal Board. The municipal Board of Tinsukia is responsible for the total satisfaction of the society in terms of its administrative duties and responsibilities. It is the Tinsukia Municipal Board that take care of all these of the society. Tinsukia Municipal Board, with population of about 99 thousand is Tinsukia sub district's only municipal board located in Tinsukia sub district of Tinsukia district in the state Assam in India. Total geographical area of Tinsukia municipal board is 20 km2. Population density of the city is 5097 persons per km2. There are 20 wards in the city, among them Tinsukia Ward No 15 is the most populous ward with population of about 14 thousand and Tinsukia Ward No 12 is the least populous ward with population of 852.


Tinsukia is an industrial district of Assam. The Oldest oil refinery in India is situated at Digboi and places like Margherita and Ledo are famous for open cast coal mining. Tinsukia is one of the premier commercial centres in Assam. It is an industrial district, yet it produces a sizeable amount of tea, oranges, ginger, other citrus fruits and paddy (rice). The district also has a cosmetic plant of Hindustan Unilever (HUL).


The ancient name of Tinsukia city was Bengmara. It was later made the capital of the Motok Kingdom when a member of the former Chutia royal family named Sarbananada Singha established his capital at Rangagarh situated in the bank of river Guijan. In 1791 AD, he transferred his capital to the city of Bengmara.


Tinsukia is located at 27.5°N 95.37°E.[3] It has an average elevation of 116 metres (380 feet).


The city is home to about 99 thousand people, among them about 53 thousand (54%) are male and about 46 thousand (46%) are female. 94% of the whole population are from general caste, 5% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Tinsukia municipal board is 10%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 22 thousand households in the city and an average 5 persons live in every family.


Tinsukia is well connected by air, National Highway and railway. It is only 532 KM by road from the State Capital Dispur, Assam. The nearest Airport is at Mohanbari, Dibrugarh which is about 40 Km from Tinsukia with daily flights for New Delhi, Guwahati and Kolkata. From Tinsukia local transport, private taxies as well as buses run by private operators, and buses run by the state government corporation - ASTC are available at all hours. Nearest railway station is Tinsukia which is within the city. Tinsukia is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Tinsukia. Dispur (guwahati) is the state head quarter of the city and is 491 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1926 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 38°C and minimum temperature goes down to 9°C.


The climate here is mild, and generally warm and temperate. When compared with winter, the summers have much more rainfall. According to Köppen and Geiger, this climate is classified as Cwa. The average annual temperature in Tinsukia is 23.1 °C. The rainfall here averages 2679 mm. Precipitation is the lowest in December, with an average of 22 mm. In July, the precipitation reaches its peak, with an average of 527 mm. At an average temperature of 27.8 °C, August is the hottest month of the year. At 16.0 °C on average, January is the coldest month of the year.