13 Facts About Guwahati


Guwahati is the biggest city of the Indian state of Assam and the largest metropolis in northeastern India.

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Guwahati derives its name from the Assamese word "Guva" derived from the Sanskrit word Guvaka, meaning areca nut and its plant and "Hati" meaning rows, the rows of areca nut trees.

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Guwahati is one among 98 Indian cities proposed to become Smart Cities under a project embarked on by Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India.

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Guwahati has a humid subtropical climate, falling just short of a tropical savanna climate .

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Guwahati has seen a rapid rise in population in the past few years.

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One of the economic problems that the citizens of Guwahati have to put up with is the hike in prices of many essentials, chiefly vegetables, poultry, and fish.

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Manufacturing sector in Guwahati contributes a substantial share to the economy of the city.

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The Guwahati Refinery is the most important manufacturing industry in the city.

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Guwahati is served by the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, in Borjhar, about 20 kilometres west from the heart of the city.

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The waterways transportation services in Guwahati are used for transporting bulk goods and cargo, and for movement of passenger and tourist vessels.

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Guwahati is home to the professional football club NorthEast United FC of Indian Super League.

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Eclectic Northeast Magazine is a leading Guwahati-based monthly Northeast magazine with an online version.

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Guwahati-based 24-hour regional satellite news channels include News Live, DY 365, Pratidin Time, Prag News, Assam Talks and News18 Assam-North East.

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