Bongaigaon district

Bongaigaon District

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Bongaigaon district () is an administrative district in the state of Assam in northeastern India. The district headquarters are located at Bongaigaon. The district occupies an area of 2,510 km².

Bongaigaon district is surrounded by Barpeta in the east, the Brahmaputra in the south and Kokrajhar in the north and west corner.

Demographics

The district has a population of 906,315 (As of censusindia 2001). The main religions are Hindism (535,464), Islam (348,573) and Christianity (18,728).

History

The district of Bongaigaon was created in 1989 from parts of the erstwhile Goalpara and Kokrajhar districts with the district headquarters located at Bongaigaon for better administration.

Divisions

The district has three subdivisions: Bongaigaon, Bijni and North Salmara. In 2004, parts of the Bongaigaon district (mainly areas under Bijni subdivision) were given over to form the Chirang district, under the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC), with its district headquarter at Kajalgaon.

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