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State of India


A map showing us where the location of Assam is in the Republic of India
Map of Assam
Coordinates (Dispur): 26°08′N 91°46′E / 26.14°N 91.77°E / 26.14; 91.77Coordinates: 26°08′N 91°46′E / 26.14°N 91.77°E / 26.14; 91.77
Country  India
Region North-east India
 • Legislature Unicameral (* seats)
 • Total 78,438 km2 (30,285 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 31,169,272
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)
Official languages Assamese · English

Assam (Assamese: অসম) is a state in the north eastern region of India. It has an area of 78,438 km² (30,285 mi²). It is bigger than Panama but smaller than the Czech Republic. There is one major river (Brahamputra) that flows through the length of the state. The state lies on the foothills of the Himalayas. There are two international borders touched by Assam: Bhutan and Bangladesh. In traditional Indian geography it falls under the North-east Indian zone.

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