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This article is about the district. For its eponymous headquarters, see Barpeta.
Barpeta district (Assamese: বৰপেটা জিলা) is an administrative district in the state of Assam in India. The district headquarters are located at Barpeta. The district occupies an area of 3245 km² and has a population of 1,642,420 (as of 2001).
Barpeta: The headquarter and the second largest town in the district. It is virtually a noise and pollution free town with limited number of automobiles. The town is surrounded by rivulets and canals from all directions. The most important centre of attraction is the Barpeta satra established by Great Vaishnavite saint Madhabdeva. A few years ago, it was also famous for transport industry.However, it has faded a little bit now. It was also famous for ivory working which is almost extinct now.
Barpeta Road: The largest town of the district. A busy commercial town also known as the business capital of lower Assam. Many communities of people live peacefully in and around the town.
Sarbhog: A small town along national highway no.-31 is known for its famous tasty curd made from buffalow's milk. Many institutions are located in and around the town.
Pathsala: A town in the eastern part of the district is also known as the hollywodd of mobile theatres of assam. Basecamps of many famous and old mobile theatre groups of assam are situated in the town. Majority of the people in town are higher educated.
Barmara: A small Village situated as a transit point in between Chenga and Rouly. It is known for its biweekly markets which cater to all the needs of poor and lower middle class people.
Sarthebari: A small town known for its bell-metal works.
Kalgachia: A town situated in the western part of the district is mainly resided by Bengali-speaking Muslim people. It is an important centre of academic and intellectual activities of Bengali speaking Muslim people of Assam.
Bhawanipur: A town situated near by NH31 and the center place of Barpeta District. well Communication System for the people. A well educated and well occupied town. Mainly Hindus and Muslim community are lived in the town The town is known for Bhawanipuria Gopal Ataa Satra. And for Sahid Khargeswar Talukdar.
Sarupeta: A town situated near Bhawanipur Town. Mainly known as place of Business.
In 2006 the Indian government named Barpeta one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is one of the eleven districts in Assam currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).