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Dibrugarh

Administration
Native ameDibrugarh
Other nameডিব্ৰুগড
TypeCity
StateAssam
DistrictDibrugarh
Geography
Total Area0 sq mi (|245 sq km km2)
Altitude94 m
Demography
Total Population100523 (2001)
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Pincode786001
Telephone0373
VehicleAS-06

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Dibrugarh ( ), is the headquarters of Dibrugarh district, Assam, India. Dibrugarh is the third largest city in Assam after Guwahati and Jorhat .

Dibrugarh is one of the most important cities of Assam situated on the banks of the Brahmaputra River, about 435 km (270.3 mi) 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 two big industries in and around Dibrugarh.

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 three quarters 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.


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