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Dibrugarh District

Dibrugarh is an administrative district in the state of Assam in India. The district headquarters are located at Dibrugarh city. The district occupies an area of 3381 km².EtymologyDibrugarh derived its name from Dibrumukh. The name derived from the mouth (mukh) of the river Dibru or Dibru (Dimasa kachari word for Blister) during the reign of Suhungmung, Pharsengmung Borgohain, Chao Siulung, Kilong fought against the Sutiya king who was defeated in the battle and surrendered before the Ahom King.HistoryDibarumukh was a renowned encampment of Ahoms during Ahom Sutiya War. Dibrugarh became a separate district when it was split from Lakhimpur in 1976. On 1 October 1989 Tinsukia district was split from Dibrugarh.GeographyDibrugarh district occupies an area of 3381km2, comparatively equivalent to Russia's Vaygach Island. The district extends from 27° 5' 38" N to 27° 42' 30" N latitude and 94°33'46"E to 95°29'8"E longitude. It is bounded by Dhemaji district on the north, Tinsukia district on the east, Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh on the south-east and Sibsagar district on the north and south-west. The area stretches from the north bank of the Brahmaputra, which flows for a length of 95 km through the northern margin of the district, to the Patkai foothills on the south. The Burhi Dihing, a major tributary of the Brahmaputra with its network of tributaries and wetlands flows through the district from east to west. There is a large tract of Tropical Rainforest in its eastern and southern regions, which is a part of the Dehing Patkai wildlife sanctuary.
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