Shri Satpal Kapoor
IGP (OPS), CRPF
Jorhat City is located at 26.75°N 94.22°E. The district is bounded by Lakhimpur district on north, Nagaland state on the south, Sivasagar on the east and Golaghat on the west. "Jorhat" or "Jorehaut"
means two hats or mandis-"Macharhat” and "Chowkihat” which existed on the two different banks of the river Bhugdoi during the 18th century. In 1794 the Ahom king Gaurinath Singha shifted the capital from Sibsagar (erstwhile”Rangpur”) to Jorhat. This town was
a flourishing and commercial metropolis but completely destroyed after a series of the Burmese invasions since 1817 till the arrival of the British force in 1824 under the stewardship of David Scott and Captain Richard. Earlier Jorhat was a sub-division of
undivided Sibsagar district. In 1983 Jorhat was carved out of Sibsagar District and was made a separate district. The present Jorhat District consists of three (3) Sub-divisions namely Jorhat, Majuli and Titabor.
The city today has evolved to be one of the major commercial and business hubs of the state with growing numbers of shopping malls, restaurants, hotels, residential apartments and educational institutions.
The city also serves as the base for tourism to famous places such as the Kaziranga National Park and the World's largest river island Majuli. Centrally located within the state, the city depicts a vibrant Assamese township and culture, making it one of the
most preferred places for local people to conglomerate. The variety of heterogeneity comprising of Punjabis, Biharis, Marwaries, Bengalis and even odd south Indian and has made Jorhat their home and are staunchly loyal to the adopted home and fully identifies
(b)Terrain And Topographic Details Of Jorhat City
General Information :
2852 Sq. Km.
65.4 Sq. Km
2793 Sq. Km
383/-per Sq. Km
Religious Representation :
History Of Ops Sector, Jorhat
Ops Sector, CRPF Jorhat (Assam) was sanctioned vide Govt. of India MHA Order No. O.IV.10/2002 (ORG)/MHA/PF-III dated 14/09/2004 and started
functioning 22/02/2005 with its headquarters at Rowriah, Jorhat (Assam). The entire State of Arunachal Pradesh, 14 districts
of Upper Assam, 05 districts of Southern Assam and 04 Sectors of Assam & Nagaland disputed Area Belt (DAB) have been placed under Operational jurisdiction of (Ops) Sector, Jorhat.
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