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Dhemaji District : Assam

About District


Dhemaji District is one of the districts situated in the remote corner of North East India on the north bank of river Brahmaputra. The boundaries of the district are the hilly ranges of Arunachal Pradesh to the North and the East, Lakhimpur district in the West and the river Brahmaputra in the South. The district has a total geographical area of 3237 sq. Kilometers. The district is divided into 2 sub-divisions viz.,Dhemaji and Jonai, comprising of 5 blocks (Dhemaji, Sissiborgaon, Morkongselek, Bordoloni and Machkhowa) and 1150 revenue villages. The district headquarter is at Dhemaji. As per 2011 census, the total population of the district is 6,86,133. Agriculture is the main occupation of the people engaging about 59% of the working population. Paddy is the major agricultural crop cultivated in the District. Mustard is the major oil seed crop grown in the district. Potato and pulses are other major crops grown in the district. Fruits and vegetables are also cultivated on a moderate scale. Piggery, Dairy and Goat rearing are the major allied agricultural activities carried out in the district. Apart from Agriculture and allied activities, Sericulture activity especially muga rearing is gaining ground.

District at a Glance


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Area in Sq Km (Census 2011)
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