Jorhat is one of the most important cities and centers in the Indian state of Assam. Jorhat ("jor" means twins and "hat" means market) means two hats or mandis, "Masorhaat" and "Sowkihat" which existed on the other side of the river Bhugdoi. Jorhat the last capital of the Empire Ahom, was a planned city under royal rule. It is often spelled "Jorehaut" during British rule. In 1794, Ahom king Gaurinath Singha moved the capital from Sivasagar, formerly Rangpur, to Jorhat.
Famous for its culture, mosques, cemeteries, gardens, and most importantly - its tea gardens, Jorhat is a culturally and commercially important city in the state of Assam. Headquartered in the Jorhat region, the city is also known as the tea-drinking capital of India.
Its total area is 2852 km2.
There are 6 total villages in Jorhat.
There are 848 villages in the region.
There are 11 cities in total in the Jorhat region.
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