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The Barpeta District was carved out of erstwhile Kamrup District of Assam in July 1983. The district derives its name from the headquarter town of Barpeta. This lower Assam district covers an area of 3245 square kilometers and is bounded by international border i.e. Bhutan Hills in the North, Nalbari District in the East, Kamrup and Goalpara District in the South and Bongaigaon District in the West. The District lies between latitude 26'5'' North - 26'49'' North and longitude 90'39' East - 91'17' East.
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The Bongaigaon District was created curving out some areas of Goalpara and Kokrajhar District with its headquarters at Bongaigaon in 1989. It is surrounded by 4 districts namely Barpeta (East), Goalpara (South-East), Kokrajhar (West), and Dhubri (North-West)
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The District of Cachar lies between longitude 92° 24' E and 93° 15'E and Latitude 24° 22' N and 25° 8' N and is bounded on the north by the North Cachar Hills District and the State of Meghalaya, on the East by Manipur State, on the South by the State of Mizoram and on the west by Hailakandi District and Bangladesh. It has two sub-divisions -Silchar and Lakhipur. Named after the Kacharis who once ruled over this part of the State.Cachar district has prominently figured in the histories of Manipur and the Kachari Kingdom. Ruins that still invoke memories of the Kachari's past glory are scattered at several places of the district.
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The district of Darrang was created in July 1983 converting the erstwhile Sub-Division of Mangaldai. The name Darrang was derived from the Bodo word Dourang, which means 'Lilabhumi' (Playground) of Gods. According to late Dineswar Sarma, the word Darrang came from Dawrang which means gate, as there was direct entry to Bhutan and from there to Nepal and China. Gradually this came to be known as Darrang.
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The Dhemaji district came into being on 14th August / 1st October 1989. It comprises of erstwhile Dhemaji and Jonai sub-division and parts of Machkhowa mouza and Bordoloni. Forted by arch shaped Arunachal hills on the North and the East, the district emerges from the foothills and stretches to the Brahmaputra river with Subansiri one side and the river Siang on the other. Geographically situated between the 940 12' 18'' E and 950 41' 32'' E longitudes and 270 05' 27'' N and 270 57' 16'' N latitudes, the district covers an area of 3237 sq. kilometers and is a basically plain area lying at an altitude of 104 m above the Mean Sea Level.
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The district of Dhubri lies in south-western Assam. The present Dhubri District is one of the three civil sub divisions of the erst-while Goalpara district, established in 1876 during the British regime. In 1879 the district head quarters was shifted from Goalpara to Dhubri. In the year 1983 Goalpara district was divided into four separate districts and Dhubri is one of those.
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Dibrugarh the headquarters of the district derives its name from Dibarumukh. The name derived from the mouth (mukh) of the river Dibaru or Dibru (Bodo word Dibru, a blister). During the reign of Siuhungmung, Pharsengmung Borgohain, Chao Siulung, Kilong fought against the Chutiya King who was defeated in the battle and surrendered before the Ahom King. Dibarumukh was a renowned encampment of Ahoms during Ahom Chutia War.
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Goalpara District was created in the year 1983 with two Sub-divisions, Goalpara (Sadar) sub-division and North Salmara (Civil) sub-division. In 1989 Goalpara Sadar sub- division was upgraded into a district and North Salmara sub-division was merged with newly created Bongaigaon District. The present Goalpara District consists of only one Sub-division.
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Located in north east Assam between Longitude 93o16'East to 94o10'East and Latitude range 25o50'North to 26o47' North. The name Golaghat ( 'Gola' which means shop and 'Ghat' meaning the landing point of river ferry ) originated from the shops established by the 'Marwari' businessmen during mid part of 20th century AD at the bank of river Dhansiri near present Golaghat town.
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Hailakandi was one of the oldest subdivision is the state of Assam. It was constituted as a civil subdivision on 1st June 1869. Subsequently, it was upgraded to district in 1989. It has an area of 1326.10 square kilometers. Out of this, more than 50% is reserve forest. There are two reserve forests in Hailakandi district viz. Inner line reserve forest and Katakhal reserve forest. The district has got inter-state border with Mizoram on its south having a length of 76 kilometers besides inter district border on other sides with Karimganj and Cachar districts.
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Jorhat is a district in the east of the state, named after Jorhat town.
Kamrup District is situated between 25° 43' and 26° 51' North Latitude and between 90° 36' and 92° 12' East Longitude. The District is bounded by: - North - Foothills of Bhutan and Nalbari District South - Meghalaya East - Nagaon District and Darrang District West - Goalpara District and Nalbari District. Today 'Kamrup' is confined to only a district of modern Assam. But in the ancient Sanskrit literature, both the name Kamrup and Pragjyotishpur were used as a designation for ancient Assam. In 'Kalika Purana' and 'Jogini-Tantra' however, Kamrup alone appears as the name of this country. Till the Ahom conquest, Pragjyotishpur was known as Kamrup. The mythologies of ancient Assam tell a beautiful story as to how Pragjyotishpur become known as Kamrup. The word "Kamrup" means the land where "Kama" (Love) regained his "Rupa" (form).
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Karbi_Anglong district is situated in the central part of Assam. It is bounded by Golaghat district in the east, Meghalaya and Morigaon district in the west, Nagaon and Golaghat district in the north and N.C. Hills district and Nagaland in the south.
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Karimganj district is situated in Southern Assam at a distance of 338 kilometers from the state capital. The area of the district is 1,809 sq. kilometers.
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Kokrajhar is one of the twenty-three districts of Assam and can be described as the gateway to the northeastern region of India. Both road and rail touches this district at Srirampur before they go on to other districts in Assam and the other northeast states. The district has a total area of 3,169.22 sq. km. and a total population of 9,30,404 according to the 2001 census. Kokrajhar district is located on the north bank of the river Brahmaputra that slices the state of Assam into two, identified as north and south banks. The district lies roughly between 89.46' E to 90.38' E longitudes and 26.19" N to 26.54" N latitudes. The district is bounded on the north by the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, by Dhubri district on the south, Bongaigaon district on the east and the Indian state of West Bengal on the west.
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Lakhimpur District is situated on the North East corner of the State of Assam. The district lies between 26048’ and 27053’ northern Latitude and 93042’ and 94020’ East Longitude (approx.) The name Lakhimpur is said to have originated from the word “Lakshmi” the Goddess of prosperity. The district is mainly dependent upon agriculture and paddy. Paddy is regarded locally as “Lakhimi”.
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Morigaon is basically an agrarian district. It is situated between 26.15 degrees North and 26.5 degrees North latitude and between 92 degree East longitude. Morigaon Town, the headquarters of the district is situated 78Kms from Dispur, the state capital. Morigaon district is the second smallest district of Assam. The present Morigaon district was a sub-division of Nagaon district since 26th January, 1972. This was upgraded to a district in 1989.
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The Central Assam District of Nagaon (spelled by the British as Nowgong) is one of the largest districts of Assam. It sprawls across almost four thousand square kilometers of fertile alluvial plains and thickly forested hills. Lakes and marshes dot the landscape of Nagaon. The mighty river Brahmaputra flows along the northern periphery of the district. Other major tributaries meandering through the district such as Kolong, Kopili and Jamuna drain into the Brahmaputra. Lying at a distance of 123 kilometers by road from Guwahati, Nagaon town constitutes a vital corridor linking the Upper Assam districts of Golaghat, Jorhat, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and the North Assam districts of Sonitpur and N.Lakhimpur. The famous Kaziranga Game Sanctuary, home of the one-horned rhinoceros, stretches from the north-eastern parts of the district and spills into bordering Golaghat
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Tucked between Kamrup and Barpeta Districts, Nalbari is a mystery yet to be unraveled. The District is studded with temples, ponds, and tanks all bearing footprints of the glorious past of Assam. Added to this, the district is blessed with hills, verdant, green valleys, lakes, lush tea gardens all making excellent tourist spots, where one can forget the hustle and bustle of life and be at peace with the virgin Nature. The district is also home to indigenous people like the Bodos, the Rabhas, the tea-garden people all adding to the rich cultural tapestry; each tribe reminding us that Assam is indeed a classic example of unity in diversity And for those who are interested in art and handicraft, the district also has to offer a variety of bamboo and handloom products.
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Adoringly described by the visitors as 'Switzerland of the East', the North Cachar Hills is a district garlanded by hills. This dreamland of north-east is an unending saga of undulating hills and valleys, gently flowing streams and waterfalls, where the very breeze that wafts across the paddy fields and the bamboo forests is redolent with the fragrance of the land in which man and animal live in perfect harmony with nature. The district was created in 1970 with headquarters at Haflong.
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The district which is sometimes also called Sivasagar is in the north of the state and is named after the town.
In 1983 Darrang district was bifurcated. Tezpur sadar sub-division was named as Sonitpur district with an outlying sub-division at Biswanath Chariali. On 15th August, 2000, another sub-division namely Gohpur sub-division was carved out from the erstwhile Biswanath sub-division. This district is located on the nortern bank of River Brahmaputra between Longitude 92°16'East - 93° 43' East and Latitude 26°30'North - 27°01'North.
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The District of Tinsukia lies between longitude 95° 22' E and 95° 38'E and Latitude 27° 23' N and 27° 48' N. with an area of 3790 sq. kilometers. It was formed in 1989 and has its headquarters in the town of Tinsukia.
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