* Assam is a state in northeastern India.
* Dispur is the capital of Assam. All important institutes and buildings are located in the city of Guwahati.
* During the medieval period the Ahom Dynasty ruled the upper assam region for about 600 yrs (13th to 19th century) The Ahom dynasty was India’s longest unbroken dynasty.
* A fourth of India’s oil reserves are located in the Assam-Arakan basin in Assam.
* The River Brahmaputra becomes as wide as 10 km while flowing through Assam. Two valleys i.e the Brahmaputra valley and Barak valley comprise much of Assam’s landmass. The world’s largest riverine island, Majuli on the Brahmaputra, is located in Assam.
* All states of the Northeast except Tripura and Manipur were part of Assam until 1950.
* The Kaziranga National Park and Manas Wildlife Sanctuary of Assam are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
* Assam has the highest production of tea in india. The British started the first tea plantation in Assam. Assam produces 15.6% of worlds tea.
* Assam is home to the largest population of Wild Water Buffalo in the world.
* Assamese script is based on the ancient Siddha script, which also gave rise to the Bengali script, the Tibetan script and, partly, the Japanese Kana script. Assamese and Bengali are identical scripts except for three letters.
* New Tinsukia station in Assam is the easternmost point for broad gauge tracks of Indian Railways.
* Rongali or Bohag Bihu is the main festival of Assam.
* Digboi is known as the Oil City of Assam where the first oil well in Asia was drilled. The first refinery was started here as early as 1901. Digboi has the oldest oil well in operation.