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Silchar is the headquarters of Cachar district in the state of Assam in India. It is 343km south east of Guwahati. It is the second largest city of the state in terms of population and municipal area.Being politically stable in the otherwise disturbed Northeast earned it the bon mot of "Island of Peace" from India's then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.EtymologyDuring the British rule, ships were docked at the bank of the river Barak. Gradually, a market developed at the bank and became a major place of economic activity. The bank was covered with stones to help dock ships and vessels, and the market was developed at a place that was fully covered with stones. People started to refer to the place as Shiler Chor, meaning "a bank of stones". With the passage of time, Shiler Chor was simplified to Silchar, and ultimately the British officials started to use the name Silchar in their official documents referring to the surrounding area of the market. Thus Silchar became the official name of the place.Silchar is in Cachar District. Add Silchar and other destinations in India to your travel itinerary using our India trip planner .
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