Dispur (দিছপুৰ) — capital — Coordinates Coordinates: 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) Area
• 55 metres (180 ft)
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
- Assam Secretariat
- Assam Assembly House
- State Emergency Operations Centre
- NABARD - Assam Regional Office
- French Motor Car Company Limited
- SBI - Zonal Office
- Guwahati Tea Auction Centre
- Gold's Gym
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.
- ^ "List of Parliamentary & Assembly Constituencies". Assam. Election Commission of India. http://archive.eci.gov.in/se2001/background/S03/AS_ACPC.pdf. Retrieved 2008-10-05.
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