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Administrative Units

Administrative Map of Assam

 

ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS

 

Assam is located between 24008' N-27059' N latitude and 89042' E-96001' E longitude. Covering an area of 78, 523 sq. km. Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, West Bengal, Bangladesh and Bhutan surround it. The state of Assam consists of 24 districts for administration. The geology has endowed the state with many hills and rivers. These have tremendous influence on the soil quality, drainage pattern, landuse, vegetation pattern, population pattern, culture, etc.

 

The state can be divided into three distinctive geographic parts. The first one being the long and comparatively long and narrow Brahmaputra valley or Assam valley. The river Brahmaputra flows from east to west for about 700 km within the state and has great role in the land formation, hydrology, ecology, population distribution, culture and economy of the valley and the state. The Barak, another largest river of the state has created the Barak Valley in the southern end of the state. Barail range and Karbi Plateau has separated these two river systems.

 

Assam, is divided into 32 administrative geographical units called districts. On August 15 2015, Tarun Gogoi, the Chief Minister of Assam, announced the formation of five new districts in the state, taking the total number from 27 to 32. The five new districts are Biswanath (carved out of Sonitpur), Charaideo (of Sivasagar), Hojai (of Nagaon), South Salmara-Mankachar (of Dhubri) and West Karbi Anglong (of Karbi Anglong).The areas and populations of the 32 districts are given below:

 

Code

District

Headquarter

Population (2011)

Area (km²)

Density (/km²)

BA

Barpeta

Barpeta

1,693,190

3,245

506

BO

Bongaigaon

Bongaigaon

2,060,550

1,724

425

CA

Cachar

Silchar

1,736,319

3,786

381

DA

Darrang

Mangaldai

908,090

3,481

432

DM

Dhemaji

Dhemaji

688,077

3,237

176

DB

Dhubri

Dhubri

1,948,632

2,838

576

DI

Dibrugarh

Dibrugarh

1,327,748

3,381

347

GP

Goalpara

Goalpara

1,008,959

1,824

451

GG

Golaghat

Golaghat

1,058,674

3,502

270

HA

Hailakandi

Hailakandi

659,260

1,327

409

JO

Jorhat

Jorhat

1,091,295

2,851

354

KA

Karbi Anglong

Diphu

965,280

10,434

78

KR

Karimganj

Karimganj

1,217,002

1,809

555

KK

Kokrajhar#

Kokrajhar

930,404

3,129

297

LA

Lakhimpur

North Lakhimpur

1,040,644

2,277

391

MA

Morigaon

Morigaon

957,853

1,704

455

NG

Nagaon

Nagaon

2,826,007

3,831

604

NL

Nalbari

Nalbari

769,919

2,257

504

NC

Dima Hasao

Haflong

213,529

4,888

38

SI

Sivasagar

Sivasagar

1,150,253

2,668

395

SO

Sonitpur

Tezpur

1,925,975

5,324

315

TI

Tinsukia

Tinsukia

1,316,948

3,790

303

 

Kamrup

Amingaon

1,517,202

   
 

Kamrup Metropolitan

Guwahati

1,260,419

   
 

Baksa#

Mushalpur

953,773

2,400

398

 

Udalguri#

Udalguri

832,769

1,676

497

 

Chirang#

Kalaigaon

481,818

1,468

328

 

West Karbi Anglong

       
 

Biswanath district

Bishwanath Chariali

     
 

Hojai

Hojai

     
 

Charaideo

Sonari

     
 

South Salmara-Mankachar

Hatsingimari

     

·         #Districts under Bodoland Territorial Council