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|Zone||3 (Central, East & West)|
|Jorhat Municipal Board||1909|
|• Body||Jorhat Municipal Board|
|• Deputy Commissioner||Narayan Konwar, IAS|
|• Total||109 km2 (42 sq mi)|
|Elevation||116 m (381 ft)|
|• Total||153,889 |
|• Density||3,048/km2 (7,890/sq mi)|
|• Official||Assamese, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||JORHAT|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Jorhat|
- 1 Geography
- 2 Demographics
- 3 Culture
- 4 Media
- 5 Transport
- 6 Education and research institutions
- 7 Politics
- 8 Notable people
- 9 See also
- 10 References
- 11 External links
Jorhat City is located at  It has an average elevation of 116 metres (381 feet)..
The municipal area stretches to 9 square kilometres (3.5 sq mi) having 19 wards with a population of about 1.85 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. 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.
The average literacy rate of Jorhat in 2011 was 91.39%. If things are viewed 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 been able to produce many creative writers, historians, journalists, et cetera. Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya, the first Assamese to win India's highest literature award, the Jnanpith Award, was from Jorhat.
Six established daily newspapers published from 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 from the city, but it went into administration. Apart from the dailies weekly newspaper like Saptahik Janambhumi also published from Jorhat. City Guide of Jorhat was the first yellow pages, published in July 1987. The first online yellow pages of Jorhatmycity  was initiated since Jan, 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 flights to Delhi Kolkata and Guwahati by Jet Airways and Indigo Airlines. The airport is controlled by the Airports Authority of India.
Jorhat falls under the Tinsukia railway division of Northeast Frontier Railway zone. The Jorhat Town railway station lies on the Furkating-Jorhat-Mariani branch line, has train services like Guwahati Jorhat Town Jan Shatabdi Express, Guwahati - Jorhat Mariani Inter-City Express, Kamakhya - Dibrugarh Intercity Express, Mariani Jorhat - Furkating Passenger and Jorhat - Tinsukia Passenger. While the Mariani Junction railway station situated on the Lumding-Dibrugarh section is the main railway junction of Jorhat district, which is about 18 km (11 mi) from Jorhat City.
The Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT) of Jorhat is located at Tarajan, Kotokipukhuri, on the western part of the city, provides connectivity to other parts of the state as well as 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 Bharatmala and Sagarmala projects. There are 19 National Waterways for the Northeast connectivity.
Education and research institutions
- Central Eri & Muga Research Training Institute, Ladoigarh, under Central Silk Board
- Indian Grain Storage Management and Research Institute, Jorhat
- Indian Institute of Plantation Management (IIPM), Jorhat Centre, Under Min. of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India
- Institute of Biotechnology & Geotectonics Studies (INBIGS), ONGC Complex, Cinnamara, Jorhat - 785008
- North East Institute of Science and Technology, Jorhat (N.E.I.S.T.) (Formerly R.R.L., Jorhat) under CSIR, Deptt. of Science & technology, Govt. of India
- Rain Forest Research Institute (R.F.R.I.), Jorhat under I.C.F.E., Min. of Environment & Forests, Govt.of India
- Tocklai Tea Research Institute, Tea Research Association (T.R.A.) Tocklai under Tea Research Association, Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India
- Assam Agricultural University (A.A.U.), under Government of Assam
- Assam Women's University, under Government of Assam
- Kaziranga University
- Jorhat Engineering College, Directorate of Technical Education, Government of Assam
- Jorhat Institute of Advanced Training for Computing (J.I.A.T.C.)
- Jorhat Institute of Science & Technology, formerly Science College, Jorhat, Government of Assam
- Kaziranga University, Mohbondha, Jorhat
- North East Institute of Management Science, (Opposite to N.E.I.S.T.), Jorhat
- Jorhat Medical College and Hospital under State Government of Assam
- Medical Institute Jorhat,under Govt. of Assam.
- Bahona College
- C.K.B. Commerce College
- Chandra Kamal Bezbaruah College, Teok
- D.C.B. Girls College
- Jagannath Barooah College
- Jorhat College
- Jorhat Institute of Science & Technology (Formerly Jorhat Science College).
- Jorhat Law College, M.G. Road, Jorhat
- Kakojan College, Kakojan
Higher secondary schools
- Balya Bhavan, Jorhat
- Carmel Convent School, Cinnamara
- Dipankar Vidyapith
- Don Bosco High School, Baghchung
- Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Jorhat
- Merryland High School
- Sankardev Seminary High School
- Shemford Futuristic School, Choladhara
- Spring Dale High School
- St. Mary's High School, Jorhat, Rowriah
- Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Jorhat
- Kendriya Vidyalaya (Indian Air Force Station), Jorhat-785005
- Kendriya Vidyalaya, NEIST(RRL), Jorhat-785006
- Kendriya Vidyalaya (ONGC)
Kamakhya Prasad Tasa (38) of the Bharatiya Janata Party is one of the youngest Indian politicians and a Member of Parliament serving the 16th Lok Sabha from Jorhat, Assam. Jorhat is home town to the previous Chief Minister of Assam, Tarun Gogoi. The six-time sitting Congress M.P. Bijoy Krishna Handique was defeated by Kamakhya Prasad Tasa in 2014.
- Amulya Barua, Assamese poet
- Ananda Chandra Barua, Assamese poet, dramatist, former president of Asam Sahitya Sabha
- Ananda Chandra Dutta, internationally reputed botanist
- Anuradha Sharma Pujari, influential Assamese journalist and author
- Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya, first Jnanpith Award winning Assamese writer
- Ganesh Gogoi, Assamese poet
- Hiren Bhattacharyya, renown Assamese poet
- Hemendra Prasad Barooah renown tea planter and industrialist
- Jitendra Nath Goswami noted chief scientist of Chandrayaan -1
- Joi Barua, Assamese and Bollywood singer
- Jadav Payeng: The Forest Man of India
- Krishna Kanta Handique, Sanskrit scholar, an Indologist and philanthropist from Assam
- Prastuti Parashar, Assamese actress
- Prodyut Bora, politician, social activist and technology enthusiast
- Rupam Sarmah, Internationally reputed Composer and Filmmaker from Assam, currently living in California
- Sonaram Sutiya, Vaishnav Scholar, Freedom Fighter, Educationist
- Zubeen Garg, Assamese and Bollywood singer
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