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Geography of Dibrugarh

Situated at the Upper Assam area, Dibrugarh is a beautiful district in Assam. The headquarters of the Dibrugarh district is located at Dibrugarh. Well known as the tea city of India, Dibrugarh is located 439 km east of Guwahati and is situated at the banks of the Brahmaputra River. The Dibrugarh district is very rich in mineral resources and has extensive forest cover.

Location and area of Dibrugarh

Geaography of DibrugarhDibrugarh district is located in the north eastern corner of the upper Brahmaputra valley. To the north of Dibrugarh lies the Dhemaji and Lakhimpur districts, to the south lies and Arunachal Pradesh, the Tinsukia district in the East and Sivasagar district lies to the west.

The total geographical area of Dibrugarh is 3381 sq km. The Dibrugarh district is situated between 27o 5' 38'' N to 27o 42' 30'' N latitude and 94o 33' 46'' E to 95o 29'8'' E longitude at an altitude between 99 and 474 metres. The Physiography of the district of Dibrugarh is constituted by a variety of elements such as flood plain, swamps and beels and occasional highlands.

Rivers in Dibrugarh

The Brahmaputra River lies on the northern margin of the Dibrugarh district. The Brahmaputra here is very wide and braided. The river is 10 km wide near the Dibrugarh city. The Dihing or Buridihing River, one of the largest tributary of the Brahmaputra River, flows here. Originating in the eastern Himalayas in the Patkai Mountain range the river flows through Arunachal Pradesh and then through Dibrugarh before finally merging into the Brahmaputra in Dihingmukh. The Dihing River is an important river of Dibrugarh as it provides a unique landscape of bamboo orchards, tea gardens and wet paddy fields, Joy-Dihing Rainforest and adds to the scenic beauty of Dibrugarh. Burhidihing is a source of livelihood for people living along the banks. Towns like Digboi, Duliajan, Naharkatiya Margherita and Ledo are situated along the banks of Dihing River. Plains of the Dihing River are a rich heritage of flora and fauna.

Climate and Weather of Dibrugarh

The climate of Dibrugarh is humid sub tropical climate. The weather is marked by extremely wet summers and relatively dry winters. The average annual temperature in Dibrugarh is 23.9 C. Summer season in Dibrugarh is marked by high humidity. Winter starts from December and lasts till February here. The minimum temperature during this time of the year ranges between 8 C and 10 C while the maximum stays between 27 C and 29 C. The monsoon months start from April and lasts till September. Monsoon is accompanied by heavy rainfall. . The average annual rainfall of Dibrugarh is 276 cm.

Resources of Dibrugarh

The Dibrugarh district is one of the richest districts of Assam as regards to mineral resources. The primary mineral resources of the district are petroleum, coal and natural gas. The Dibrugarh district also has thick forest area. There are both reserved and unreserved forests in the district.  Trees like hollong, nahar, mekai, ajar, sam, poma and bamboos are found in the forest areas. 

Population of Dibrugarh

According to 2011 India census the population of the Dibrugarh district is 154,019. While the population of males is 54%, the population of females is 46%. The average literacy rate of Dibrugarh is 89.5%.

Quick facts on Dibrugarh Geography

Geographical area: 3381 sq km
Latitude: 27o 5' 38'' N to 27o 42' 30'' N latitude
Longitude: 94o 33' 46'' E to 95o 29'8'' E
River: Burhidihing
Population: 154,019

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