Dibrugarh

Dibrugarh

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Dibrugarh (), is the headquarters of Dibrugarh district, Assam, India.

Dibrugarh is the second largest and important city situated on the banks of the Brahmaputra River, in, Assam , India, about north east of Guwahati. It is the gateway to the three tea producing districts of Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, and Sibsagar. These three areas account for approximately 50% of India's Assam tea crop and this gives Dibrugarh its rightly earned sobriquet as the Tea City of India. Oil and Timber are the other big two industries in and around Dibrugarh.It is a vast city spread upto 250 sq kms including Gas cracker which alone is a big township It is the biggest city of upper assam.Dibrugarh city is the first advance city in the history of assam.It has two major railway stations,one is at town and the other in Banipur.

In 1950, the Medog earthquake measuring over 8.6 on the Richter Scale, changed the course of the Brahmaputra River, and this caused the destruction of more than 3/4ths of the town. It has since then been rebuilt over the years, but the Brahmaputra River nearby is, as it always has been, a constant reminder to its people that live in its shadow, of its turbulence and all encompassing journey to the sea.

Demographics

India census, Dibrugarh had a population of 11,02,523. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%.Dibrugarh has an average literacy rate of 81%, higher than the national average...
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