25 Most Important Facts About the State of Assam

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25 Most Important Facts About the State of Assam: Assam is located in northeastern India. It covers an area of 78,438 square kilometers. Boro and Assamese are the official languages of Assam. Here are the list of 25 most important facts about the state of Assam.

25 Most Important Facts About the State of Assam

1. Assam is a state in northeastern India. It is located south of the eastern Himalayas along the Brahmaputra and Barak River valleys.

2. Assam covers an area of about 78,438 square kilometers.

3. Assam is the second largest state in northeastern India by area and the largest in terms of population.

4. Assam is bordered by Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh to the north, Nagaland and Manipur to the east, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram and Bangladesh to the south, and West Bengal to the west.

5. Assamese and Boro are the official languages of Assam, while Bengali is an official language in the three districts of Barak valley.

6. There are 35 districts and 5 divisions in Assam.

7. Dispur is the capital of Assam and Guwahati is the largest city in northeastern India.

8. Assam is best known for Assam tea and Assam silk.

9. Digboi in Assam was the first site for oil drilling in Asia.

10. The largest tea producing state of India is Assam.

11. Kaziranga National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Assam. It is famous for one-horned rhinoceros.

12. ‘O Mur Apunar Dekh’ is the anthem of the state of Assam. It was written by Lakshminath Bezbarua.

13. Guwahati is the known as the ‘Gateway to Northeast India’. It is located on the banks of the Brahmaputra river.

14. ‘Majuli’ in the Brahmaputra river is the world’s largest river island. It is located in Assam.

15. Manas Wildlife Sanctuary is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Assam. It is famous for its one-horned rhinos.

16. Bhoot Jolokia (Ghost Chilli) is one of the hottest chillis in the world. It is primarily cultivated in Assam, Nagaland, and Manipur.

17. Bihu is the state festival of Assam. It is celebrated three times a year in Assam.

18. Assam is known for its traditional bamboo and cane crafts.

19. One-horned rhinoceros is the state animal of Assam. It is also known as the Indian rhinoceros.

20. The white-winged wood duck is the state bird of Assam. It is also known as ‘Deo Hans’ in Assamese.

21. Foxtail orchid is the state flower of Assam.

22. Hollong is the state tree of Assam.

23. Umananda is the world’s smalled river island. It is located in Assam in the midst of river Brahmaputra.

24. Jatinga is a small village in the Borai hills of Assam. It is famous for the phenomenon of ‘Bird Suicide’.

25. The Maa Kamakhya Temple is situated at the Neelanchal Parvat in Guwahati. It is one of the 108 Shakti Peeths. It is also considered as the most powerful Shakti Peeth.

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