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Dibrugarh , city (1991 pop. 125,667), Assam state, NE India, at the confluence of the Brahmaputra and Bibru rivers. The town is on a narrow plain adjacent to hills and is often threatened by monsoon floods. It is a district administrative center and a terminus for rail and river traffic. There are four airfields, which were used by the British against Japanese forces in Myanmar during World II. Dibrugarh is surrounded by tea plantations and has tea factories and rice and oilseed mills. There is some coal mining and petroleum production.

Surrounded by misty Himalalyas, the city has some magnificant views of the mighty Brahmaputra. With the region producing 50% of India's tea, Dibrugarh is aptly called the "Tea City" of India. Dibrugarh is a gateway to Arunachal Pradesh and Northern Assam.

While at Dibrugarh, one can vist the lovely tea gardens, relax on the banks or islands of Brahmaputra or can simply use it as a base to explore the enchanting region of Arunachal Pradesh as well as Northern Assam

"Dibrugarh." The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2008. 30 Dec. 2008 .