Jorabat

Jorabat is a village, suburban fringe and a junction which covers area under both Ri-Bhoi district, Meghalaya, India and Kamrup Metropolitan district, Assam, India, with greater parts in Kamrup Metropolitan district of Assam and lesser southern parts in Ri-Bhoi district of Meghalaya.

Jorabat
Suburb and Town
Jorabat is located in Assam
Jorabat
Jorabat
Location in Assam and Meghalaya, India
Jorabat is located in India
Jorabat
Jorabat
Jorabat (India)
Coordinates: 26.110321°0′0″N 91.867633°0′0″E / 26.11032°N 91.86763°E / 26.11032; 91.86763Coordinates: 26.110321°0′0″N 91.867633°0′0″E / 26.11032°N 91.86763°E / 26.11032; 91.86763
Country India
StateAssam
DistrictKamrup Metropolitan
StateMeghalaya
DistrictRi-Bhoi
Languages
 • OfficialEnglish
 • OfficialAssamese
 • OfficialKhasi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
793101 or 781023
Vehicle registrationML- 10 or AS- 01
Coastline0 kilometres (0 mi)

GeographyEdit

The area is sandwiched between southern Brahmaputra Valley and northern parts of East Khasi Hills.

Ethnic groupsEdit

Though the area mostly lies in Kamrup (Metropolitan) district of Assam, being a transportation hub area is a conglomeration of communities living in harmony and peace which is hard to find in the rest of North east India where hostilities between various ethnic and religious group is a common scenario. The occupation of majority of the people living in Jorabat is business. The Nepalese and Bihari community constitute a majority in the area whereas Assamese, Khasi, Bengali, Punjabi, Garo, Missing, Bodo, Adivashis (Tea Tribe), Bishnupriyas, Rajasthanis and religious minorities makes a combined sizable part of demography.

Places of interest and importanceEdit

  • Shri Shri Bhadrakaleshwari Mandir
  • Friday weekly bazaar
  • Jorabat Electricity Bill collection centre (Government of Assam)
  • Jorabat Telephone Exchange
  • North East Cancer Hospital

TransportEdit

National Highway 40 links Jorabat to Jowai via Shillong and National Highway 37 passes through Jorabat and connects parts of East Assam with Guwahati.[1][2][3]

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