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ASSAM: NATURE'S LAST FORT

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|||| Geographical Introduction: ||||

Plate Tectonics theory describes Assam as the eastern most projection of the Indian Plate, where the plate is thrusting underneath the Eurasian Plate creating a Subduction zone as well as the great Himalayan Mountain Range.
This unique geographic condition renders Assam to posses a unique geomorphic environment with vast green plains, dissected hills of Deccan Plateau system as well as the great Himalayas all around its north, north-east and east.

|||| Geo-Political Introduction: ||||

Assam is a northeastern state of India with its capital at Dispur within the city of Guwahati, better known as The Gateway of the Northeast. It's geographical area is primarily sub-divided into four distinct zone
i) The Brahmaputra valley,
ii) The Barak valley,
iii) The Karbi Anglong hill area, and
iv) The North Cachar Hills area.
Assam has an area of 78,438 square km surrounded by the other six of the original seven sister states: in the north, there is Arunachal pradesh, then in the northeast, there is Nagaland, in the east there is Manipur, then in the south and southwest, Mizoram, Tripura and Meghalaya. The entire Northeast is connected to the rest of India via a narrow strip in West Bengal called Siliguri Corridor or Chicken's Neck.
Assam also shares international borders with Bhutan and Bangladesh, where it has a resemblance in cultures, peoples as well as climate with South East Asia.


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