District of Assam । Total Number of Districts in Assam with brief History

The district of Assam includes 34 administrative districts. Assam, the northeastern state of India, in the region of hills and valleys in Dispur, Guwahati with its capital. Guwahati is the largest city in the state. Assam shares its borders with Meghalaya, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura.

The state is famous for its tea gardens and contributes 55% to the country’s tea production. 36,024,656 is the Projected Population Assam in 2021.  We will discuss briefly all the districts of Assam, lets us start the journey.

Assam District list

The name, Headquarter, populations & areas of the 34 districts are given below:

District Headquarter Population (2011) Area (km²)
Baksa Mushalpur 953,773 2,400
Bajali Pathsala 1,02,425 158
Barpeta Barpeta 1,693,190 3,245
Biswanath Biswanath Chariali 5,80,000 1,100
Bongaigaon Bongaigaon 2,060,550 1,724
Cachar Silchar 1,736,319 3,786
Charaideo Sonari 471,418 1,064
Chirang Kajalgaon 481,818 1,468
Darrang Mangaldai 908,090 1,585
Dhemaji Dhemaji 688,077 3,237
Dhubri Dhubri 1,948,632 2,838
Dibrugarh Dibrugarh 1,327,748 3,381
Dima Hasao Haflong 214,102 4,888
Goalpara Goalpara 1,008,959 1,824
Golaghat Golaghat 1,058,674 3,502
Hailakandi Hailakandi 659,260 1,327
Hojai Hojai 931,218
Jorhat Jorhat 1,091,295 2,851
Kamrup Metropolitan Guwahati 1,260,419 1,528
Kamrup Amingaon 1,517,202 1,527.84
Karbi Anglong Diphu 965,280 10,434
Karimganj Karimganj 1,217,002 1,809
Kokrajhar Kokrajhar 930,404 3,129
Lakhimpur North Lakhimpur 1,040,644 2,277
Majuli Garamur 167,304 880
Morigaon Morigaon 957,853 1,704
Nagaon Nagaon 1,892,550 2,287
Nalbari Nalbari 769,919 2,257
Sivasagar Sivasagar 1,150,253 2,668
Sonitpur Tezpur 1,925,975 5,324
South Salmara-Mankachar Hatsingimari 555,114 568
Tinsukia Tinsukia 1,316,948 3,790
Udalguri Udalguri 832,769 1,676
West Karbi Anglong Hamren 3,00,320 3,035

Brief about all District of Assam

  1. Baksa District: It was declared in the month of October in 2003 as a separate district. It became functional from 1 June 2004. Goreswar is the main city of this district, Goreswar is situated on the bank of Brahmaputra river and connected with National Highway 31. Goreswar is the only Railay station in Baksa District.
  2. Bajali District: Bajali is the new district of Assam. Bajali district is a recently shaped region of the Indian province of Assam, cut out of Barpeta area. The Assam Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal affirmed the proposition to make Bajali a full-fledged district on 10 August 2020. On 12 January 2021 Bajali has been officially pronounced as a district. With the declaration made by Governor Jagdish Mukhi, it has become the 34th district of Assam.
  3. Barpeta District: The main attractions in Barpeta district are Barpeta Satra, Chinpara Veethi, Sundardih Satra, Patbaushi Satra, Pari Hareshwar Devalaya, Syed Shahnoor Dewan Dargah, Manas National Park etc.
  4. Biswanath District: It is one of the new districts of Assam, which was formed in 2015. It was declared a district by the Chief Minister of the state on 15 August 2015.
  5. Bongaigaon District: It is located in the western part of Assam, covering an area of ​​2,510 sq km. The main attractions of this district are Bageshwari Temple, Bishnupur, Kakajana Reserve Forest, Lalmati-Durmari Ganesh Temple and Rock-cut Cave.
  6. Cachar District: In the districts of Assam, Cachar is spread over an area of ​​3,786 square kilometres. It has its headquarters in Silchar. This district flows through many rivers. Barak, Chiri, Jatinga, Sonai, Dhaleswari and Katkhal are the major rivers.
  7. Charaideo District: It is also one of the newly formed districts of Assam. Sonari is the headquarters of this district.
  8. Chirang District: This district of Assam, also known as Narshingbury District, is an administrative district in the BTAD region of Assam.
  9. Darrang District: It is basically an agricultural district and the main crops produced here are wheat, mustard, sugarcane and rice.
  10. Dhemaji District: It is one of the 33 districts of Assam. It produces three different types of silk which are in great demand in the national and international market.
  11. Dhubri District: It is one of the densely populated districts of Assam and is known for its natural beauty with its fields and hills.
  12. Dibrugarh District: It is spread over an area of ​​3,381 sq km. Of which Joypur Reserve Forest is in an area of ​​1,066,608 hectares.
  13. Dima Hasao District: North Cachar Hills district, currently known as Dima Hasao District, is mostly covered with forests and the major forest reserves are the Barel Reserve Forest, the Krungming Reserve Forest and the Langing Mupa Reserve Forest.
  14. Goalpara District: It has many artificial ponds and many natural forest reserves.
  15. Golaghat District: Among all the districts of Assam, it is one of the ideal tourist destinations along with Kaziranga National Park and Nambore Wildlife Sanctuary.
  16. Hailakandi District: Half of the total area of ​​this district is covered by reserved forests.
  17. Hojai District: One of the newly formed districts of Assam, Hojai is headquartered in Hojai.
  18. Jorhat District: With its tea gardens, it is the gateway to the north-east of Assam.
  19. Kamrup District: It is headquartered in Guwahati and consists of many temples. Kamakhya Temple, Geeta Temple, Ashwakanta, Balaji Temple and Navagraha Temple are the major temples in this district.
  20. Kamrup Metropolitan District: It was formed in 2003 from Kamrup district and is under the jurisdiction of Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority.
  21. Karbi Anglong District: It is also one of the districts of Assam, which is rich in mineral deposits like limestone, china clay, feldspar and coal.
  22. Karimganj District: It originates from several rivers. Kushira, Longai, Singla and Barak are the major rivers flowing through Karimganj.
  23. Kokrajhar District: It covers an area of ​​3,129 sq km and is situated on the northern bank of the Brahmaputra River. The northern part of the district is known for its captivating beauty.
  24. Lakhimpur District: This district of Assam is spread over an area of ​​2,277 square kilometres. And is predominantly rural. Local people also pronounce it Lakhipur.
  25. Majuli District: It is the largest river island in the world in the Brahmaputra River.
  26. Morigaon District: It is situated on the Brahmaputra valley and is spread over an area of ​​1,704 sq km. Patkibori Than, Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary, Sitajkhala, Deosal, Kachhila are the major tourist attractions of the district.
  27. Nagaon District: It was formed in 1839 and is one of the largest districts of Assam. Guwahati to Nagaon distance is 122.0 km via NH27.
  28. Nalbari District: Nalbari district is an important religious site with many temples. Famous temples are Hari Temple, Bileshwar Temple, Sripur Devalay Temple, Basudev Devalaya and Shiva Temple.
  29. Sivasagar District: It is a major tea and oil-producing district. It may be also pronounced as Sibsagar.
  30. Sonitpur district: The economy of the district is largely based on agriculture and the major crops grown here are paddy, jute, sugarcane, tea, pulses and mustard.
  31. South Salmara – Mankachar District: Hatsingamari village is the headquarters of this district.
  32. Tinsukia District: It is an industrial district and some of the major cities in the district are Tinsukia, Digboi, Margherita, Doomdoma and Makum.
  33. Udalguri District: It is one of the 33 districts of Assam, in which the Manas National Park is located on an area of ​​500 sq km.
  34. West Karbi Anglong District: It is a new district formed out of Karbi Anglong district in Assam in 2016.

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