Golaghat one of the largest subdivisions of Assam later elevated to the position of a full-fledged district headquarter on 15 August 1987, is a city, and a municipality, and the seat of administrative operations of Golaghat district, besides being a sister city to Jorhat which is about 55 km away. It is one of the most seasoned urban territories in Assam that as of late advanced toward the Smart Cities designations' rundown, alongside Guwahati and four other noticeable urban regions of the state, despite the fact that missing out to Guwahati at the last stage. The Dhansiri, one of the tributaries of the Brahmaputra goes through Golaghat and is the essential water hotspot for its residents.
One of the most punctual tea urban focuses in Assam that has been the home office of the most seasoned subdivision for more than 180– 181 years since 1839, Golaghat was raised to the level of a District in the year 1987. The nearby government body, Golaghat Municipal Board GMB, was built up in 1920, and is one of the most punctual metro groups of the territory of Assam framed before Indian Independence of 1947 that has been in charge of the city foundation and organization of the city of Golaghat.