Know Dibrugarh

Dibrugarh is located at 27°29′N 94°54′E27.48°N 94.9°E. It has an average elevation of 94 metres (308 ft).
The city of Dibrugarh, situated on the banks of the River Brahmaputra, in Upper Assam, India, is the gateway to the three tea producing districts of Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, and Sivasagar. 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.

Dibrugarh is the education hub of upper Assam. With Dibrugarh University, Assam Medical College and numerous other institutes of repute, it is a major contributor to the education infrastructure in Assam.
The John Berry White Medical School established in 1914 was the first centre for formal medical education in India’s North East. This institution (named after its founder) was upgraded to a Medical College on the 3rd of November 1947.

Assam Medical College in Dibrugarh, earlier known as Dr. John Berry White Medical School has the distinction of being the first medical college in the entire North-eastern region of India. There are many other well know hospitals in the city, some being specialists in particular fields.

Economic Activities in the district is dominated by two major industries, Oil & Natural Gas and Tea Production. It was in Digboi that first time oil well was dug during the British era. Duliajan, Hugrijan and Moran are the key locations for oil and gas industry in the district. Duliajan also happens to be the headquarter of the Public Sector Undertaking Oil India Limited. Apart from this Dibrugarh district boasts of the highest amount of tea produced in India. There are several tea gardens dating back to the British era.

Upcoming Projects:
Very soon Dibrugarh will be connected with North Bank by Bogibeel bridge which will be 5 kms in length after completion.

A huge Gas Cracker project by the Name of “Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Ltd.” is in process of establishment which is accounted in millions and will be a diamond in the crown of Dibrugarh and will further improve the scenario of the city.

Jagannath Temple
A replica of the Lord Jagannath Temple, Puri, Odisha, has come up in Dibrugarh near the Mahatma Gandhi Park at Khanikar. The height of this temple is 85 feet. This temple is expected to be a major centre for religious tourism in eastern Assam. As per the architectural structure, this temple is the 2nd after the original Jagannath Temple, Puri in India.

Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Setu. (Dhola Sadiya Bridge)
The Bhupen Hazarika Setu, also referred to as the Dhola–Sadiya Bridge is a beam bridge in India, connecting the northeast states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. The bridge spans the Lohit River, a major tributary of the Brahmaputra River, from the village of Dhola (Tinsukia District) in the south to Sadiya to the north. The bridge is the first permanent road connection between the northern Assam and eastern Arunachal Pradesh. At 9.15 kilometres (5.69 mi) in length, it is the longest bridge in India.