Information about Assam

State Information
ISO Code AS
Vehicle Code AS
Capital Dispur
Largest City Guwahati
Formation Date Jan 26, 1950 (67 years ago)
Population 31,205,576
Area 78,550 km2
Official Languages Assamese
Other Official Languages
Information about the name Assam
Name in State Language অসম (Assamese)
Meaning of the name "Uneven" or from "Ahom"
Additional Information Most scholars believe that Assam is derived from the Ahoms, who ruled Assam for six centuries. The word Ahom itself may be derived from Shan (syam in Assamese) or from the Sanskrit word "asama" (uneven, in the sense of "unequal" or "peerless"). See Etymology of Assam.
Information about Chief Minister of Assam
Name of the Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal
Chief Minister since May 24, 2016 (1 year ago)
Party Name Bharatiya Janata Party
Information about Governor of Assam
Name of the Governor Banwarilal Purohit
Governor since Aug 22, 2016 (11 months ago)