Popular 2489(2001 census)         ..

Villages: 26312 (2001 census)

Official language(s): Assamese, Bodo, Karbi

Geographical Data Density: 340/km Area: 78,438 km

State Boundaries:  East Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Manipur  West : West Bengal and Meghalaya  North :Arunachal Pradesh  South :Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Tripura International Boundary: North : Bhutan West :Bangladesh

Geographic Coordinates: Latitude:24 to 28 NorthLongitude:90 to 96 East   Timezone: IST  Forest Cover: 35.48 % Statistical Data Population (2001): 26,655,528  

Literacy rate:64.28% (2001 census) Sex Ratio: 1000 : 965 National parks: 5 Kaziranga Manas Dibru Saikhowa Nameri Orang Wildlife Sanctuaries: 18 Pobitora Sonai Rupai Bura-Chapori Laokhowa Pobha or Milroy Chakrashila Bornadi Garampani Gibbon Nambor East Karbi Anglong Karbi Anglong Pani Dihing Deeporbeel Bordoibum Beelmukh Bherjan-Borajan-Padumoni Morat Longri Amchang Refineries: 4 Digboi Noonmati Dhaligaon near Bongaigaon Numaligarh Universities: 5 Dibrugarh University at Dibrugarh Gauhati University at Guwahati Assam University at Silchar Tezpur University at Tezpur Assam Agricultural University at Jorhat Engineering Colleges: 4 Regional Engineering College at Silchar Jorhat Engineering College at Jorhat Assam Engineering College at Guwahati Indian Institute of Technology at Guwahati Medical Colleges:3 Assam Medical College at Dibrugarh Guwahati Medical College at Guwahati Silchar Medical College at Silchar

Kamakhya Temple: This powerful Shakti Temple of Mother Goddess Kamakhya is situated on the top of the scenic Nilachal Hills overlooking the majestic river Brahmaputra. The greatest shrine of tantric Shaktism finds mention in the inscription of the Allahabad pillar of Samudragupta. Devotees from all over India converge on this holy place during Ambubashi and Manasha Puja. It is 8 Km. away from the railway station of Guwahati.  

Nabagraha Temple: The temple of nine planets is situated on Chitrachal Hill in Guwahati, Assam. In ancient times, it was said to have been a great centre of study of astronomy and astrology.This is also one of the reasons why Guwahati is referred to as Pragjyotishpur or the city of eastern Astrology.It is 3 km away from the Railway Station.  

Umananda Temple: The great Shiva temple is situated on the Peacock island in the middle of the Brahmaputra in Guwahati, Assam.It attracts devotees from all over the country during Shiva Ratri. One can visit the temple by crossing the river by country boat plying from mainland Guwahati.

Madan Kamdev: Barely 40 kms. away from the sprawling metropolis of Guwahati, Madan Kamdev is an enigma, a mystery, a marvel and in the words of Omar Khayam, "a veil past which I could not see".Very little is known about the origin of these magnificent archaeological ruins. Written history is almost silent on it, leaving wide room for conjectures and hypothesis.  

Satra: Founded by Sankardeva, the father of Assamese culture, the Institution of Satra is a unique feature of Vaishnavism in Assam. Satras are basically monasteries which propogate neoVaishnavism. They also became centres for education and dissemination of the art of harmonius living. In 15th century the first Satra was founded in Majuli. Since then sixty five Satras have come up for the propagation of ethics and socio-cultural ideals. However, at present there are only twenty two Satras in Majuli. The others had to be shifted to safer places due to the devastation of flood and erosion.The main existing Satras are Dakhinpat Satra,Garamurh Satra, Auniati Satra, Kamalabari Satra, Bengenaati Satra, Shamaguri Satra, Batadrawa Satra and Barpeta Satra and Kirtanghar

Poa-Mecca: This is a mosque built by Pir Giasuddin Aulia and it is believed that it has one-fourth the sanctity of Mecca,a place of pilgrimage for the Muslims.It is therefore known as Poa-Mecca. It is believed that by offering prayers here, the faithful gain one-fourth (poa) spiritual enlightenment of what could be gained at Mecca.

By Air: The Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport at Guwahati is 18 km from the city centre and is well connected to New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai. Indian Airlines, Air Sahara, Jet Airways, Air Deccan, Kingfisher Airlines, SpiceJet and Indigo fly operate regular flights to and from Guwahati. Air India also operates an international weekly flight between Bangkok and Guwahati.

By Train: Assam has a convenient railway network connecting the state to the rest of the country. There are train services from Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Cochin and Trivandrum. B.G. line connection is up to Dibrugarh and M.G. line with Haflong and Silchar

By Road: A network of National Highways and other roads connect Guwahati with all the important places of Assam and India. It is the connector city of NH - 31, 37 and 40 with the other cities of India by road