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Sibsagar district (Assamese: শিৱসাগৰ জিলা) -- also known as Sivasagar -- is one of the 27 districts of Assam state in north-eastern India. Sibsagar city is the administrative headquarters of this district.


1983 saw the formation of Jorhat district from land previously in Sibsagar.[1] This was repeated 15 August 1987 with the creation of Golaghat district.[1]


The district is situated between 26.45° and 27.15° north latitudes and 94.25° and 95.25° east longitudes. Sibsagar district occupies an area of 2,668 square kilometres (1,030 sq mi),[2] comparatively equivalent to Estonia's Saaremaa Island.[3]


Industry in Sivasagar: The main industries in Sivasagar are oil industry and tea industry. Majority of the population are agrarian.


According to the 2011 census Sibsagar district has a population of 1,150,253,[4] roughly equal to the nation of Timor-Leste[5] or the US state of Rhode Island.[6] This gives it a ranking of 406th in India (out of a total of 640).[4] The district has a population density of 431 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,120 /sq mi) .[4] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 9.37 %.[4] Sivasagar has a sex ratio of 951 females for every 1000 males,[4] and a literacy rate of 81.36 %.[4]

Hindus 927,706, Muslims 85,761 (8.15%). The main communities living in the district are Ahoms, Tea-tribes, Sutiya, Mising and Deori.

Flora and faunaEdit

In 1999 Sibsagar district became home to the Panidihing Wildlife Sanctuary, which has an area of 34 km2 (13.1 sq mi).[7]


  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. "Saaremaa 2,672km2" 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  5. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Timor-Leste 1,177,834 July 2011 est." 
  6. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "Rhode Island 1,052,567" 
  7. ^ Indian Ministry of Forests and Environment. "Protected areas: Assam". Retrieved September 25, 2011. 

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Coordinates: 26°59′03.90″N 94°37′53.07″E / 26.984417, 94.6314083

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