Dispur (দিছপুৰ)
—  capital  —
Dispur (দিছপুৰ)
Location of Dispur (দিছপুৰ)
in Assam and India
Coordinates 26°09′0″N 91°46′0″E / 26.15°N 91.766667°E / 26.15; 91.766667Coordinates: 26°09′0″N 91°46′0″E / 26.15°N 91.766667°E / 26.15; 91.766667
Country India
Region Lower Assam
State Assam
District(s) Kamrup Metro
Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi
Governor / Chancellor J. B. Patnaik
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)


55 metres (180 ft)

Dispur About this sound pronunciation (Assamese: দিছপুৰ) is the capital of Assam, in northeast India.

Dispur has existed as a locality on the outskirts of Guwahati, took its place as the capital of Assam in 1973. This was after Shillong, the erstwhile capital, became the capital of the state of Meghalaya that was carved out of Assam.

Dispur is the seat of Government of Assam. The Assam Secretariat building is located in Dispur along with the Assam Assembly House and the State Emergency Operations Centre. The Assam Trunk road and the G S road passes through Dispur. To the south of Dispur is the theologically important site of Basistha Ashram and the Shankardev Kalakshetra, a cultural center created in the 1990s. Next to Dispur is the ancient township of Jatia.

Though it is well known as the capital of Assam, Dispur is also known for its tea auctions market. It is easily accessible from Guwahati. As is the case of Assam, Dispur too is on the earthquake belt.


Important buildings in Dispur


Dispur is part of Gauhati (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]


Dispur has warm summers and cold winters as with the case Guwahati. Winters are also accompanied by occasional rainfalls that bring down the temperature further. Monsoon season in Dispur commences from the month of June. Dispur monsoons are usually accompanied by severe thunderstorms along with heavy showers.


The population of Dispur is very less when compared to Guwahati as a whole.


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