Sonitpur District Profile : At a Glance

1. Geography

        Location                                       :       North bank of River Brahmaputra.
        Longitude range                          :       92° 16’East - 93° 43’East
        Latitude range                             :       26° 30’North - 27° 01’North

       Distance from State Capital        :     198 kms ( via Nagaon )
                                                                     181 kms ( via Mangaldoi)
        Area                                              :      5324 Sq km.
        Borders                                        :       North :Arunachal Pradesh
                                                                     South :River Brahmaputra.
                                                                     East :Lakhimpur District.
                                                                     West :Darrang District.
         Major Rivers                               :      Brahmaputra, Ziabharali , Gabharu,
                                                                     Borgang & Buroi .

         Total Forest Cover                    :      1420 Sq km.

2. History

     Attained District status as
                              Darrang District   :      1835
      Bifurcated to Darrang district &
                              Sonitpur District   :      1983

3. Administration

      Head Quarter                                :     Tezpur.
      Number of Sub-Divisions            :     3
      Number of Circles/ Tehsils          :     7
      Number of Mouza                         :   26
      Number of Community
      Development(C.D.) Blocks         :     14
      Number of Police Stations          :     11
     .No. of Anchalik Panchayats        :     14
      Name of Gram Panchayats         :    158
      Number of Villages                       :    1615 (including 19 under BTAD)
      Number of Towns                          :    5
      Names of Town                             :    Tezpur, Dhekiajuli, Rangapara,
                                                                   Biswanath Chariali, Gohpur
      Number of Municipality Board     :    2
      Number of Town Committies       :    3

4.  Population ( 2001 Census )

      Total Population                           :    16,77,874
      Male Population                           :     8,64,125
      Female Population                      :     8,13,749
      Sex-ratio                                       :     942 (per 1000 males)
      Population Density                       :    315 (per sq km)
      Literacy                                          :    8,52,201 (60.29%)
      Major Language                           :    Assamese.

5.  Economy ( as in 1997-98 ) :

     Major Economic Sector                  :    Agriculture( 70 – 80) %.
     Net Area Sown                                :    1580 sq. km
     Production of Winter Paddy           :    65780 (Hectares)
     Number of Tea Garden                   :    73
     Area under Tea Plantation              :   2,81,660 Bighas (Approximately)
     Major Fruit Products                        :    Lichi, Pineapple, Banana
     Major Forest Products                    :    Timber, Stone & Sand.
     Major Industry                                   :    Tea Processing, Cane Product, Food Product,
                                                                    Timber Sawing, & Tea  Machinery Manufacturer.
    Village Electrified                             :   1249 nos.
    Total Road Length                            :   1885.00 Kms.
    National Highway                              :   208.00 kms (No. 52)

6. Education

      Number of University                     :          1
      Number of Colleges                      :        13
      Number of I.T.I.                               :          1
       No. of Higher Secondary School  :      30
      No. of High School                         :     166
      No. of Junior Basic School            :  1242
      No. of Senior Basic School           :     220


7. Health Centre

     No. of Hospitals                           :          6
     No. of Primary Health Centre     :        23
     No. of Dispensaries                    :        11
     No. of Sub-centres                      :      294
     No. of Mental Hospital                :           1

8. Miscellaneous

    Lead Bank                                    :     UCO Bank
    Bank Branches                            :     85 Nos.
    No. of Post Offices                      :     161
    No. of Sub Post Offices              :      52
                    ( including HO)           
    Major Railway Station                 :     Tezpur, Rangapara & Biswanath
                                                                 Chariali .
    Nearest Airport                            :     Salonibari, Tezpur.
    Number of Tea Gardens             :     73

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