Dibrugarh (Assamese: ডিব্ৰুগড় ), is the headquarters of Dibrugarh district, Assam, India.

Dibrugarh is one of the most important cities situated on the banks of the Brahmaputra River, in, Assam , India, about 435 kilometres (270 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 big two industries in and around Dibrugarh. It is widely spread and developing rapidly in recent times. Moreover an additional township is coming up owing to the gas cracker project. It is one of the major cities of upper Assam. Dibrugarh is the first advance city in the history of Assam. It has two major railway stations,one is at town and the other in Banipur (Dibrugarh City West)

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 3/4ths 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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