Located at 381 feet above the sea level, Jorhat is a tri-lingual (Assamese, Hindi and English) speaking area where Assamese remains the native and most widely spoken language. Part of the Jorhat district, according to 2011 census data, the city has a population of 1,50,000. Jorhat is an important commercial center as it is centrally located and well connected to other cities. The total population of the district is about 1 million out of which the total working population is about 45 percent. 30 percent of the workers are employed in agricultural activities and more than 50 percent in other activities such as trading. The region imports items such as tobacco, cement, textile and drugs and exports tea, jute, oil etc. In the north of the region, the Brahmaputra River forms one of the largest riverine islands of the world – Majuli. The last capital of the Ahom Kingdom, Jorhat is one of the major economic hubs of the state.