Jorhat (/ˈɔːrhɑːt/ (About this soundlisten)) is a city and one of the important urban centres in the state of Assam in India.[4][5][6]

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Jorhat is located in Assam
Location in Assam
Jorhat is located in India
Jorhat (India)
Coordinates: 26°45′N 94°13′E / 26.75°N 94.22°E / 26.75; 94.22Coordinates: 26°45′N 94°13′E / 26.75°N 94.22°E / 26.75; 94.22
RegionUpper Assam
Zone3 (Central, East & West)
Jorhat Municipal Board1909
 • BodyJorhat Municipal Board
 • Deputy CommissionerRoshni Aparanji Korati, IAS
 • Total12.58 km2 (4.86 sq mi)
116 m (381 ft)
 • Total153,889 [1]
 • Density3,048/km2 (7,890/sq mi)
 • OfficialAssamese, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code0376
Vehicle registrationAS-03
Literacy89.42 (2011)%
Legislature typeMunicipality
Lok Sabha constituencyJORHAT
Vidhan Sabha constituencyJorhat
Planning agencyJMB


Jorhat is located at 26°45′N 94°13′E / 26.75°N 94.22°E / 26.75; 94.22.[7] It has an average elevation of 116 metres (381 feet).

The municipal area stretches to 9 square kilometres (3.5 sq mi)[3] having 19 wards with a population of about 1.53 lakhs at present. The district spreads over 2,851 square kilometres (1,101 sq mi) and had a population of 870,000 according to a 1991 census. Population density at that time was 306 persons per square kilometre (793/sq mi). The sex ratio is 913 (913 females per 1000 males).


In 2011, Jorhat District Urban population was 219,565 (includes population of Mariani, Titabor and Teok) of which males and females were 113,555 and 106,010 respectively, while the rural population was 871,730, male 444,389 and female 427,341.[8] There was an increase of 9.21 percent in the population compared to the population of 2001. In the previous census of India 2001, Jorhat recorded an increase of 14.69 percent to its population compared to 1991.[9]

The average literacy rate of Jorhat in 2011 was 91.39%. Gender-wise, male and female literacy were 93.63% and 88.99% respectively. The total literates in Jorhat were 182,600 of which male and female were 96,806 and 85,794 respectively.

With regards to the sex ratio in Jorhat, it stood at 934 females per 1000 males, according to the Census 2011 Directorate.


Jorhat has produced creative writers, historians and journalists. Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya, the first Assamese to win India's highest literature award, the Jnanpith Award, was from Jorhat.[10]


The six daily newspapers published in Jorhat are - Dainik Janambhumi, Amar Asom, Dainik Agradoot and Asomiya Khobor in Assamese, the Purbanchal Prohori in Hindi and The Telegraph in English. The Eastern Clarion was the first English daily published in the city, but it went into administration. Apart from the dailies, weekly newspapers including Saptahik Janambhumi are also published in Jorhat. City Guide of Jorhat was the first yellow pages, published in July 1987. The first online yellow pages of Jorhatmycity [1] was initiated in January 2013.

Jorhat has a radio broadcast station of All India Radio (AIR) located in the outskirts of the city at Garmur.



Jorhat Airport (JRH), commonly known as Rowriah Airport, is located at Rowriah, which is within the city itself, approximately seven kilometres (4.3 mi) from the city centre. The airport has daily flights to Kolkata by Indigo Airlines. The airport is controlled by the Airports Authority of India.


Jorhat falls under the Tinsukia railway division of the Northeast Frontier Railway zone. The Jorhat Town railway station lies on the Furkating-Jorhat-Mariani branch line, has train services including Guwahati Jorhat Town Jan Shatabdi Express, Guwahati - Jorhat Mariani Inter-City Express, Kamakhya - Dibrugarh Intercity Express, Mariani Jorhat - Furkating Passenger and Jorhat - Tinsukia Passenger. The Mariani Junction railway station, situated on the Lumding-Dibrugarh section, is the main railway station of Jorhat district and is about 18 km (11 mi) from Jorhat.


The Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT) of Jorhat is located at Tarajan, Kotokipukhuri, in the western part of the city, and provides connectivity to elsewhere in the state and the Northeast with regular buses from ASTC and private operators. Rickshaws and auto-rickshaws are the main mode of public transport within the city.


The Neamati multimodal waterways terminal on Brahmaputra National Waterway 2 in Jorhat district is part of the Bharatmala and Sagarmala projects.[11] There are 19 National Waterways for the Northeast connectivity.

Education and research institutions

Research institutes

Main entrance of Rain Forest Research Institute


Main entrance of Assam Agricultural University

Technical institutes

Design institutes

Medical institutes


Higher secondary schools

  • Concept Junior College, Titabar,Jorhat[30]
  • Pragjyotika Junior College[31]



Jorhat is part of Jorhat (Lok Sabha constituency).[38]

Topon Kumar Gogoi of the Bharatiya Janata Party is the current Member of Parliament serving the 17th Lok Sabha from Jorhat, Assam. The M.L.A. from Jorhat assembly constituency is Hitendra Nath Goswami of the B.J.P..[39]

Notable people

See also


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  31. ^ "Welcome to "Pragjyotika A Group Of Institutions"". Pragjyotika Group Of Institutions. Archived from the original on 21 May 2013. Retrieved 24 August 2013.
  32. ^ "Don Bosco Hr. Sec. School – Baghchung, Jorhat".
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  35. ^ "Kendriya Vidyalaya, AFS Jorhat". Archived from the original on 26 April 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
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  38. ^ "List of Parliamentary & Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Assam. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 May 2006. Retrieved 6 October 2008.
  39. ^ "Jorhat (Assam) Election Results 2016". Retrieved 19 May 2016.

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