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Darrang District : Assam

About District

The District of Darrang was formed in July'1983 converting the erstwhile Sub-Division of Mangaldai. The name Darrang was derived from the Bodo word Dourang, which means 'Lilabhumi' (Playground) of Gods. According to Scholar Late Dineswar Sarma, the word Darrang came from Dawrang which means gate, as there was direct entry to Bhutan and from there to Nepal, China etc. Gradually this was known as Darrang. The district is situated in the central part of Assam and on the Northern side of the river Mighty Brahmaputra. The district is bounded by Arunachal Pradesh and Bhutan and Udalguri district in the North. The district Sonitpur and Kamrup districts are in the East and West respectively. The Geographical area of the District is 1850.58 sq. km. and the total population is 9,08,090 as per 2011 census. The river Brahmaputra flows in the South. The soil of this district is very fertile for cultivation and the main crops are paddy, oilseeds, sugarcane and jute. The area is also known for its considerable tea productions. The main horticultural products are orange, coconut, pineapple etc. Administratively the District is divided into one Sub-Divisions, six Revenue Circles and 6 Development Blocks.


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