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List of districts of Assam

The Districts of Assam as of 2014 (the five new districts are not shown)

Assam, a northeastern state of India, is divided into 32 administrative geographical units called districts.[1] 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).[1][2]

Contents

  • Administration 1
  • Districts 2
  • See More 3
  • References 4

Administration

A district of an Indian state is an administrative geographical unit, headed by the Deputy Commissioner (DC), which combines the offices of the District Magistrate ultimately responsible for maintaining law and order and District Collector responsible for collection the revenue. Generally, an officer belonging to the Indian Administrative Service becomes the DC but occasionally officers belonging to the Assam Civil Service too get appointed. The DC is assisted by a number of officials belonging to different wings of the administrative services of the state.

The districts of Assam are grouped together in four regional divisions, headed by a Commissioner. A superintendent of Police, an officer belonging to Indian Police Service is entrusted with the responsibility of maintaining law and order and related issues.

Districts

The areas and populations of the 32 districts are given below:[3]

Code District Headquarter Population (2011)[4] 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 2,826,006 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[1]
Bishwanath[1] Bishwanath Chariali
Hojai[1] Hojai
Charaideo[1] Sonari
South Salmara-Mankachar[1]

See More

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "CM Tarun Gogoi announces 5 new districts in Assam on Independence Day".  
  2. ^ "Assam gets five more districts".  
  3. ^ The Office of Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  4. ^ "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 
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