District Profile

DISTRICT AT A GLANCE:

Geography:

Location Extreme North-East of Assam
Distance from State Capital 491 km.
Area 3790 sq.  Km.
Borders East- Arunachal Pradesh
North- Arunachal Pradesh and Dhemaji District
South- Arunachal Pradesh and Dibrugarh District
West- Dibrugarh District.
Major River Luhit, Burhi-dehing, Debong, Doom-dooma, Tirap, Dangari, Dibru and Kundil.
Major Hills Patkai
Total Forest area 55779 hector

 

History:

Attained Sub-Division status 1973 A.D.
Attained District status 1989 A.D.

 

Administration:

Head Quarter Tinsukia
No. of Sub-divisions 3
Name of Sub-divisions Tinsukia, Margherita, Sadiya.
No. of circles 4
No. of CD Blocks 7
Weaving Training Centre 5
Forest Guards School 1
No. of Villages 994
No. of Towns 4

 

Population:

Total Population (2011 census) 1,327,929
Male 6,80,231
Female 6,47,698
SC Population (2001 census) 31,315
ST population (2001 census) 67,234
Literacy Rate (2011 Census) 70.92%
Male 72.16%
Female 63.4%
Sex ratio  (Male: Female, 2011 census) 1000:952
Density per sq. km. 350/sq.km.
Major Language Assamese

 

Economic:

Major Economic sector Agriculture
No. of Tea Gardens 91 as per 1991-1993
Area under Tea Plantation 54,549.64 Hector

 

Education:

No. of colleges 12
No. of Law college 01
No. of B.Ed. College 02
IGNOU study centre 01
No. of Govt. H.S.S. 01
No. of Provincialised H.S.S. 17
No. of provincialised H.S. 45
No. of Adhoc. H.S. 64
No. of Elementary School 1182
No. of I.T.I 02

 

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