Makum or Makum Junction is a town and a town area committee in Tinsukia district in the Indian state of Assam. It should not be mistaken for Makum Pathar, (the place near Digboi where, crude oil was first struck in Asia). The word Makum is of Chinese origin literally means "meeting point". It is the meeting point of three premier towns of upper Assam namely Tinsukia Digboi and Doomdooma. The National Highway-37 and National Highway-38 meet at Makum. The railway junction of Makum is the easternmost railway junction of the Indian Railways.The rail line became operational as early as 16 July 1883.
It falls under the Dibrugarh loksabha constituency and under the Digboi legislative assembly.
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... Makum once had a thriving community of Chinese, who settled down in the area in the 1830s ... The Chinatown was closed in 1962, on the outbreak of the Sino-Indian War, as Assam was within close proximity to the border region ...