Barpeta district

Barpeta District

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Barpeta district () is an administrative district in the state of Assam in India. The district headquarters are located at Barpeta. The district occupies an area of 3245 kmĀ² and has a population of 1,642,420 (as of 2001).

Demographics

  • Total Population is 1,647,201.
  • Main Religions Are Muslims 977,943 (59.37%), Hindus 662,066, Christians 5,267 (Census of India 2001).


Important towns of the district

  • Barpeta: The headquarter and the second largest town in the district. It is virtually a noise and pollution free town with limited number of automobiles. The town is surrounded by rivulets and canals from all directions. The most important centre of attraction is the Barpeta satra established by Great Vaishnavite saint Madhabdeva. A few years ago, it was also famous for transport industry.However, it has faded a little bit now. It was also famous for ivory working which is almost extinct now.
  • Barpeta Road: The largest town of the district. A busy commercial town also known as the business capital of lower Assam. Many communities of people live peacefully in and around the town.
  • Sarbhog: A small town along national highway no.-31 is known for its famous tasty curd made from buffalow's milk. Many institutions are located in and around the town.
  • Pathsala: A town in the eastern part of the district is also known as the hollywodd of mobile theatres of assam. Basecamps of many famous and old mobile theatre groups of assam are situated in the town. Majority of the......
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