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About Dibrugarh District

Brahmaputra RiverGeography:
Dibrugarh is an administrative district in the state of Assam in India. The district occupies an area of 3381 kmē; it extends from 27° 5' 38" to 27° 42' 30" N latitude and 94°33'46" to 95°29'8"E longitude. The district is surrounded by Dhemaji district and a part of Lakhimpur district in the north, part of Sivasagar district and Arunachal Pradesh in the south, Tinsukia district in the East and Sivasagar district in the West. The Brahmaputra River flows in the north. Tea and oil are the major revenue earners for the district. Dibrugarh has the world's largest area covered by tea gardens.

The climate of Dibrugarh district may be classified into four seasons and these are winter, pre-monsoon, monsoon and retreating monsoon. This district experiences mild winter, warm and humid summer. Rainfall decreases from south to north and east to west in the region. The average annual rainfall of Dibrugarh district is 276 cm with 193 rainy days. The average annual temperature in Dibrugarh is 23.9° C.

The district has a population of about 11, 85,072

Major crops:
Some of the major crops grow in this district are autumn paddy, winter paddy, tea, banana, chilies, vegetables etc.

The main communities inhabiting the district include Ahoms, Chutiya, Muttock, Moran, Mishing, Tea tribes, Sonowal Kachari, Tai-Phake, Khamti, Tai-Khamyang etc.