Dispur is the capital of Assam located in the North Eastern Region of India.  According to 2011 census, the total population of the city is 534,872. In view of population, Dispur is positioned first in Kamrup Metropolitan region and positioned second in Assam. It has a total of 209,034 individuals employed. Out of all the employed people, 161,185 are male and 47,849 are female. Dispur remains at fourth in Kamrup Metropolitan area and positioned 95th in Assam. Regarding literacy, the city ranks first in Kamrup Metropolitan district and positioned first in Assam.

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 98.8% people lives in Urban areas while 1.2% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 91.8% while that in the rural areas is 83%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Dispur is 929 while that of Rural areas is 949. The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Dispur is 52,294 which is 10% of the total population. There are 27024 male children and 25270 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Dispur  is 935 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio ( 929 ) of Dispur. The total literacy rate of Dispur  is 91.73%. The male literacy rate is 85.24% and the female literacy rate is 80.1% in Dispur .

Dispur is the ancient township of JatiaThough it is well known as the capital of Assam, Dispur is also known for the Guwahati Tea Auction Centre. A large variety of tea is auctioned here. The centre has seen the largest volume of CTC (Cost To Company) tea auction in the world. Being the capital it is a well-planned locale. There are many tourist spots in Dispur – Shilpagram is famous for cultural and handicraft heritage of Assam and other northeastern states. Ethnic jewellery, carpets, silk sarees, wooden and metal handicrafts are available here among others.


Dispur, being a part of Guwahati, has warm summers and cold winters. Winters are also accompanied by occasional rainfalls that bring down the temperature further. Monsoon season in Dispur commences from the month of June. Dispur monsoons are usually accompanied by severe thunderstorms along with heavy showers.


Roads: State transport buses of Assam Government, as well as the private buses, run regularly within the state as well as the major cities of whole Northeast region.

Air: The nearest airport is Guwahati International Airport lying at a distance of 18 km from Dispur.

Rails: Guwahati serves as the nearest railway station to Dispur. In fact, apart from being a major station, it is also the headquarters of North East Frontier Railways connected with all the major cities of the country via regular super-fast, mails and express trains

Census Data of Dispur:

Children (age 0-6) 52,294 27,024 25,270
Literacy 91.73% 85.24% 80.1%
Scheduled Caste 25,905 13,473 12,432
Scheduled Tribe 28,169 14,292  13,877
Illiterate 92,197 40,922  51,275
Hindu 452,754 (84.65%) 234,672 218,082
Muslim 71,424 (13.35%) 37,242 34,182
Christian 5,040 (0.94%) 2,339 2,701
Sikh 2,456 (0.46%) 1,324 1,132
Buddhist 529 (0.1%) 283 246
Jain 944 (0.18%) 509 435
Other Religion 64 (0.01%) 38 26
No Religion Specified 1,661 (0.31%) 856 805

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