List of districts in Assam

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1. Tinsukia, 2. Dibrugarh, 3. Dhemaji, 4. Charaideo, 5. Sivasagar, 6. Lakhimpur, 7. Majuli, 8. Jorhat, 9. Biswanath, 10. Golaghat, 11. Karbi Anglong East, 12. Sonitpur, 13. Nagaon, 14. Hojai, 15. Karbi Anglong West, 16. Dima Hassao, 17. Cachar, 18. Hailakandi, 19. Karimganj, 20. Morigaon, 21. Udalguri, 22. Darrang, 23. Kamrup Metro, 24. Baksa, 25. Nalbari, 26. Kamrup, 27. Barpeta, 28. Chirang, 29. Bongaigaon, 30. Goalpara, 31. Kokrajhar, 32. Dhubri, 33. South Salmara-Mankachar (as on 2016)

Assam, a northeastern state of India, is divided into 33 administrative geographical units called districts.

Administration[change | change source]

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 of 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 five 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. The police administration in Guwahati City is headed by the Commissioner of Police, which started functioning from 1 January 2015.

Districts[change | change source]

The areas and populations of the 33 districts are given below:[1]

Code[2] District Headquarter Population (2011)[3] Area (km²) Density (/km²)
BK Baksa# Mushalpur 953,773 2,400 398
BP Barpeta Barpeta 1,693,190 3,245 506
BS Biswanath [4] Biswanath Chariali [5] 5,80,000 1,100 530
BO Bongaigaon Bongaigaon 2,060,550 1,724 425
CA Cachar Silchar 1,736,319 3,786 381
CD Charaideo[4] Sonari[6]
CH Chirang# Kajalgaon 481,818 1,468 328
DR Darrang Mangaldai 908,090 3,481 432
DM Dhemaji Dhemaji 688,077 3,237 176
DU 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
HJ Hojai[4] Sankardev Nagar[7] 931,218
JO Jorhat Jorhat 1,091,295 2,851 354
KM Kamrup Metropolitan Guwahati 1,260,419 1,528 820
KU Kamrup Amingaon 1,517,202 1,527.84 520
KG Karbi Anglong Diphu 965,280 10,434 78
KR Karimganj Karimganj 1,217,002 1,809 555
KJ Kokrajhar# Kokrajhar 930,404 3,129 297
LA Lakhimpur North Lakhimpur 1,040,644 2,277 391
MJ Majuli Garamur[8] 167,304 880 300
MA Morigaon Morigaon 957,853 1,704 455
NN Nagaon Nagaon 2,826,007 3,831 604
NB Nalbari Nalbari 769,919 2,257 504
NC Dima Hasao Haflong 213,529 4,888 38
SV Sivasagar Sivasagar 1,150,253 2,668 395
ST Sonitpur Tezpur 1,925,975 5,324 315
SM South Salmara-Mankachar[4] Hatsingimari[9] 555,114 568 980
TI Tinsukia Tinsukia 1,316,948 3,790 303
UD Udalguri# Udalguri 832,769 1,676 497
WK West Karbi Anglong[4] Hamren[10]

# - Districts under Bodoland Territorial Council

References[change | change source]

  1. The Office of Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  2. ISO 3166
  3. "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 "CM Tarun Gogoi announces 5 new districts in Assam on Independence Day". Daily News and Analysis. Guwahati. PTI. 15 August 2015. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  5. "Biswanath district inaugurated". Assam Tribune. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  6. "Charaideo inaugurated as a new dist". Assam Tribune. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
  7. "Hojai inaugurated as new district". Voice of Greater Assam. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  8. "Majuli to function as new district from today". Assam Tribune. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  9. "South Salmara-Mankachar dist inaugurated". Assam Tribune. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  10. "West Karbi Anglong district East and south kamrup Majuli also added inaugurated". Assam Tribune. Retrieved 11 February 2016.

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