(Last Updated on : 24/10/2015)
Districts of Assam
comprises of 27 administrative districts. The north eastern state of India, Assam is the land of hills and valleys with its capital at Dispur
is the largest city in the state. Assam shares its borders with Meghalaya
, Arunachal Pradesh
. Assam is famous for its tea gardens and contributes to 55% of the tea produced in the country.
The various districts of Assam are described below-
was declared and notified as a separate district in the month of October in 2003. It became functional from June 1st 2004.
has nine reserve forests and an important industry of the region is sericulture. It produces 3 different kinds of silk which have a huge demand in the national and international market.
is one of the densely populated districts in India and is known for its scenic beauty with its fields and hills. The other districts of the Assam are
In the Barpeta
district the main attractions are Barpeta Satra, Chinpara Vithi, Sundaridiya Satra, Patbaushi Satra, Pari Hareswar Devalaya, Dargah of Syed Shahnur Dewan, Manas National Park.
is situated in the western part of Assam spread over an area of 2,510 sq. km. The main attractions of this district are Bageswari Temple, Bishnupur, Kakaijana Reserve Forest, Lalmati-Duramari Ganesh Mandir and Rock-Cut Cave.
is spread over an area of 3,786 sq. km. with its headquarters at Silchar. This district is drained by a number of rivers. The Barak, Chiri, Jatinga, Sonai, Dhaleshwari and Katakhal are the major rivers.
is basically an agricultural district and the main crops produced here are wheat, rape, mustard, sugarcane and rice.
has several artificial ponds and a number of natural forest reserves.
are the ideal tourist destination with the Kaziranga National Park and the Nambor Wildlife Sanctuary.
Half of the total area of the Hailakandi district is covered with reserve forests.
with its rambling tea gardens is the gateway to the northeast of Assam.
is spread over an area of 3,381 sq. km. out of which the Joypur reserve forest occupies an area of 1,066,608 hectares.
Karbi Anglong district
is rich in mineral deposits like limestone, china clay, feldspar and coal.
district covers an area of 3,129 sq km and is located on the north bank of the river Brahmaputra. The northern part of the district is well known for its panoramic beauty.
has its headquarters in Guwahati and is dotted with a number of temples. The Kamakhya Temple, Geeta Mandir, Aswaklanta, Balaji Temple, and Navagraha Temple are the major temples.
is drained by a number of rivers. The Kushiara, Longai, Singla, and Barak are the major rivers that flow through Karimganj.
of Assam is spread over an area of 2,277 sq. km. and is dominantly rural.
is situated on the Brahmaputra Valley spread over an area of 1,704 sq.km. Patekibori Than, Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary, Sitajakhala, Deosal, Kachasila Hill are major tourist attractions of the district.
was formed in 1839 and is one of the largest districts of Assam.
Dotted with numerous temples Nalbari district is an important religious destination. The famous temples are Hari Mandir, Billeswar Temple, Shripur Dewalay Mandir, Basudeb Devalay, and Shiva Mandir.
North Cachar Hills district
, currently known as Dima Hasao district, is mostly covered with forests and the major forest reserves are the Barail Reserve Forest, Krungming Reserve Forest, and Langting Mupa Reserve Forest.
district is a chief tea and oil producing district. The eastern regional headquarters of the Oil and Natural Gas Commission is located in Nazira, an important town of the district.
The economy of the Sonitpur district is largely based on agriculture and the major crops grown here are paddy, jute, sugarcane, tea, pulses and mustard.
is an industrial district and some of the major towns of the district are Tinsukia, Digboi, Margherita, Doomdooma, and Makum.
in Assam houses the Manas National Park that has an area of area of 500 sq km.
The other districts of Assam include Kamrup Metropolitan and Chirang.