Sonitpur District Assam India


1. Geography

Location North bank of River Brahmaputra
Longitude range 92 57 ’East - 93’East
Latitude range 26 50’North - 27 01’North
Distance from State Capital 198 kms ( via Nagaon )181 kms( via Mangaldoi)
Area Sq km
Borders North :Arunachal Pradesh
South :River Brahmaputra.
East :Biswanath District.
West :Darrang District.
Major Rivers Brahmaputra, Ziabharali , Gabharu.
Total Forest Cover 935.38 Sq km.

2. History

Attained District status as Darrang District 1835
Bifurcated to Darrang district & Sonitpur District 1983 Vide Govt. Notification No. GAG.213/83/1 dtd 14-06-1983 Modified Govt. Notification No. GAG.213/83/7 dtd 03-08-1983
Bifurcated to Sonitpur district & Biswanath District 2016-Vide Govt. Notification No. GAG(B).27/2005/286 dtd 26-02-2016

3. Administration

Head Quarter Tezpur
Number of Sub-Divisions 2 (Tezpur,Dhekiajuli)
Number of Circles/ Tehsils 5 (Tezpur,Dhekiajuli,Thelamara,Chariduar,Naduar)
Number of Mouza 16
Number of Community Development(C.D.) Blocks 7
Number of Police Stations 6(Tezpur,Dhekiajuli,Missamari,Thelamara,Chariduar,Jamuguri)
No. of Anchalik Panchayats 7
Name of Gram Panchayats 82
Number of Villages 1615 (including 19 under BTAD)
Number of Towns 3(Tezpur,Dhekiajuli,Rangapara)
Names of Town  
Number of Municipality Board 2 (Tezpur, Dhekiajuli)
Number of Town Committies 3

4. Population ( 2001 Census )

Total Population 11,98,565
Male Population 6,15,535
Female Population 5,83,030
Sex-ratio 947 (per 1000 males)
Population Density 361 (per sq km)
Major Language Assamese

5. Economy ( as in 1997-98 )

Major Economic Sector Agriculture( 70 – 80) %.
Net Area Sown 89948.35 (Hectares)
Production of Winter Paddy 290821 Tons
Number of Tea Garden 60
Area under Tea Plantation 12907 (Hectares)
Major Fruit Products Lichi, Pineapple, Banana
Major Forest Products Timber, Stone & Sand
Major Industry Products Manufacturer Tea Processing, Cane Product, Food Timber Sawing, & Tea Machinery
Village Electrified 912 Nos
Total Road Length  
National Highway  

6. Education

Number of University 1
Number of Colleges 5
Number of I.T.I. 1
No. of Higher Secondary School 19
No. of High School 92(Proveincialized -78, Recognized-14)
No. of Junior Basic School 751
No. of Senior Basic School 120

7. Health Centre

No. of Medical College & Hospital 1 (Tezpur Medical College & Hospital)
No. of Hospitals 7
No. of Primary Health Centre 20
No. of Dispensaries 9
No. of Sub-centres 144
No. of Mental Hospital 1

8. Miscellaneous

Lead Bank UCO Bank
Bank Branches 77 Nos
No. of Post Offices 124
No. of Sub Post Offices( including HO) 33 (Branch PO-91)
Major Railway Station Tezpur-Dekargaon, Rangapara .
Nearest Airport Salonibari, Tezpur.

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