Jorabat

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Jorabat
Jorabat (Kamrupi)
Jurabaat (East Assamese)
Jorbad (Khasi)
Village and Suburb
Jorabat is located in Assam
Jorabat
Jorabat
Jorabat is located in India
Jorabat
Jorabat
Location in Assam and Meghalaya, 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
State Assam
District Kamrup Metropolitan
State Meghalaya
District Ri-Bhoi
Languages
 • Official English
 • Official Assamese
 • Official Khasi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 793101 or 781023
Vehicle registration ML- 10 or AS- 01
Coastline 0 kilometres (0 mi)

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

Geography[edit]

The village is sandwiched between south Brahmaputra Valley and northern parts of East Khasi Hills.

Ethnic groups[edit]

Though village mostly lies in East Kamrup district of Assam, being a transportation hub area is 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. A majority of the people living in Jorabat are businessmen. The Nepali and Bihari people constitute a majority in the area whereas Assamese, Khasi, Bengali, Punjabi, Garo and religious minorities makes sizable part of demography.

Places of interest and importance[edit]

  • Shri Shri Bhadrakaleshwari Mandir
  • Meghalaya teer Counter Stand
  • Friday weekly bazaar
  • Khanapara Sales tax Check gate (Government of Assam)
  • Jorabat Electricity Bill collection centre (Government of Assam)
  • Jorabat Telephone Exchange
  • HOTEL JORABAT(LODGING) 0361-2896212

Transport[edit]

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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