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Assam is a state in northeastern India. It's capital name is Dispur. It was commissioned to Indian Union on 26 January 1950.
Assam is derived from the word asama, meaning “peerless” in the now extinct Ahom language. The neighboring states of Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Mizoram, and Meghalaya were once part of Assam.
Assam is bordered by to its north by Bhutan and the state of Arunachal Pradesh, to the east by the states of Nagaland and Manipur, to the south by the states of Mizoram and Tripura, and to the west by Bangladesh and the states of Meghalaya and West Bengal.
Assam has 33 districts and covers an area of 30,285 square miles (78,438 square km) of land.
Assam climate range from highs in the upper about 36 °C in August to lows in the mid-about 7 °C in January. The cool season generally lasts from October to February and is marked by fogs and little showers.
Brahmaputra River and Barak River
Largest City: Guwahati
Official Language: Assamese
Major Crops: rice, maize, millet, wheat, pulses, sugarcane, ginger, and oilseeds. among other horticulture & fruits orchards
State Festival: Bihu
State Dance: Satriya
State Animal: Ekhingiya Gorh
State Bird: Deo hah
State Flower: Kopou phul
State Tree: Hollong
Governor: Jagdish Mukhi
Chief Minister: Sarbananda Sonowal (BJP)
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