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Kokrajhar district
কোকৰাঝাৰ জিলা
—  District  —
Assam Kokrajhar locator map.svg
Map of Kokrajhar district in Assam
Country India
State Assam
Assam Kokrajhar locator map

Map of Kokrajhar district

Kokrajhar district (Assamese: কোকৰাঝাৰ জিলা) is an administrative district in the state of Assam in north-eastern India. The district headquarters are located at Kokrajhar town. The district occupies an area of 3,169.22 km². As of 2001, the district had a population of 905,764. Hindus 594,168, Muslims 184,441(20.36%).


Kokrajhar was originally a part the undivided Goalpara district. In 1957, under the administration of Bimala Prasad Chaliha as the Chief Minister of Assam, three sub-divisions were created one of which was Kokrajhar. This sub-division was made into a district on the 1 July 1983.[1]

On 29 September 1989 Bongaigaon district was created from parts of Kokrajhar and Goalpara.[1]


Kokrajhar district occupies an area of 3,129 square kilometres (1,208 sq mi),[2] comparatively equivalent to Russia's Waigeo Island.[3] Kokrajhar district is located on the northern bank of the Brahmaputra river. It forms the gateway to the Seven Sister States. Kokrajhar shares its boundary with Bongaigaon (now known as Chirang), Dhubri, West Bengal, Barpeta and Bhutan.


In 2006 the Indian government named Kokrajhar one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[4] It is one of the eleven districts in Assam currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[4]


There are four Assam Legislative Assembly constituencies in this district: Gossaigaon, Kokrajhar West, Kokrajhar East, and Sidli.[5] All but Gossaigaon are designated for scheduled tribes.[5] All four are in the Kokrajhar Lok Sabha constituency.[6]


According to the 2011 census Kokrajhar district has a population of 886,999,[7] roughly equal to the nation of Fiji[8] or the US state of Delaware.[9] This gives it a ranking of 467th in India (out of a total of 640).[7] The district has a population density of 280 inhabitants per square kilometre (730 /sq mi) .[7] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 5.19 %.[7] Kokrajhar has a sex ratio of 958 females for every 1000 males,[7] and a literacy rate of 66.63 %.[7]


Places of interestEdit

  • Onthai Gwlao: Located in Chandrapara near the bank of river Gwrang.
  • Mahamaya temple: Located on the border between Kokrajhar and Dhubri.
  • Thandwi Bineswar Brahma Memorial Park: Located in Bhatermary on the bank of River Gwrang.
  • Daimalu Park: Located in Kharigaon.

Flora and faunaEdit

In 1990 Kokrajhar district became home to Manas National Park, which has an area of 500 km2 (193.1 sq mi).[10] It shares the park with four other districts.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Law, Gwillim (2011-09-25). "Districts of India". Statoids. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  2. ^ Srivastava, Dayawanti et al. (ed.) (2010). "States and Union Territories: Assam: Government". India 2010: A Reference Annual (54th ed.). New Delhi, India: Additional Director General, Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (India), Government of India. pp. 1116. ISBN 978-81-230-1617-7. 
  3. ^ "Island Directory Tables: Islands by Land Area". United Nations Environment Program. 1998-02-18. Retrieved 2011-10-11. "Waigeo 3,154km2" 
  4. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme". National Institute of Rural Development. Retrieved September 27, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "List of Assembly Constituencies showing their Revenue & Election District wise break - up". Chief Electoral Officer, Assam website. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "List of Assembly Constituencies showing their Parliamentary Constituencies wise break - up". Chief Electoral Officer, Assam website. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  8. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Fiji 883,125 July 2011 est." 
  9. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "Delaware 897,934" 
  10. ^ Indian Ministry of Forests and Environment. "Protected areas: Assam". Retrieved September 25, 2011. 

External links Edit

Coordinates: 26°24′00″N 90°16′12″E / 26.4, 90.27

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