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Baska
Barpeta
Bongaigaon
Cachar
Chirang
Darrang
Dhemaji
Dhubri
Dibrugarh
Dima Hasao (North Cachar Hills)
Goalpara
Golaghat
Hailakandi
Jorhat
Kamrup (Rural)
Kamrup (Metropolitan)
Karbi Anglong
Karimganj
Kokrajhar
Lakhimpur
Marigaon
Nagaon
Nalbari
Sivasagar
Sonitpur
Tinsukia
Udalguri
Nalbari

Area*                         1009.57 sq km
Total Population          7,69,919
Male                            3,95,804
Female                                    3,74,115
Sex Ratio                     945 female per 1000 male
Density                        763 persons per sq km
Literacy Rate               79.89%
Male                            85.58%
Female                                    73.85%
District HQ                  Nalbari
Sub-Division                One, Nalbari
Boundaries : Bhutan and Baksa on the north; Kamrup

(Rural) on the east; Brahmaputra river on the south; and Barpeta on the west.

Rivers & Tributaries : Brahmaputra, Pagladiya, Borolia, Burhadia.
Important Places : Tamulpur, Chamata, Nathkuchi, Tihu, Kumarikata.

Nalbari was declared a sub-division of undivided Kamrup district in 1967. Nalbari sub-division was formally declared as a district on 14th August, 1985.

The entire area of the district is situated at the plains of the Brahmaputra Valley. The tributaries of the Brahmaputra namely Nona, Burhadia, Pagladiya, Borolia and Tihu, which originate from the foothills of the Himalayan Range are wild in nature and contribute enormously towards the agraian

economy of the district.

The soil condition of the district is heterogenous. The soil of the northern part of the district is clayey and loamy whereas the middle part is loamy and sandy. The soil of the southern part of the district is sandy.

The district has a subtropical climate with semi-dry hot summer and cold winter. During summer (May to August), heavy rainfall occurs for which the district experiences flood. The district experiences annual average rainfall of 1500 mm and humidity of 80%.

The district headquarter Nalbari is a famous town of lowerAssam. Nalbari has been famous as a seat of Sanskrit learning from the ancient times. It was described as the Nabadwip of Assam in the past. The Sanskrit college of Nalbari and the numerous Tols spread all over the district is a testimony of this legacy even today. Nalbari, the centre of education and culture is also the centre of trade and commerce of the district. It is a railway station. The town is well connected by road and rail with most of the places of lowerAssam. Chamata, Mukalmua, Bijulighat, Kamarkuchi, Daulasal are some of the imortant places other district.

 

 
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