Cachar district

Cachar District

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Cachar ( Kachhaŗ) is an administrative district in the state of Assam in India.The name "Cachar" has derived from the words 'kacha' & 'har'.The district headquarters are located at Silchar. The district occupies an area of 3786 km². Bengali has a status of Official Language in this district, majority of the people of the district primarily speak Bengali and Sylheti, a distinct Bengali-dialect. Apart from Bengali, there are minority communities like Manipuri, Dimasa and Rongmei-Nagas living in the district. There are also few Mizo, Kuki and Khasi people who form microscopic minority.

The Barak is the main river of the district and apart from that there are numerous small rivers which flow from the North Cachar Hills, Manipur or Mizoram. The district is mostly made up of plains,but there are a number of hillocks spreaded throughout the district.Cachar receives an average annual rainfall of more than 3,000 mm. The climate is Tropical wet with Hot and wet summers and cool winters. The vegetation is mostly Tropical evergreen and there are large tracts of Rainforests in the northern and southern parts of the district, which are home to Tiger, asian elephants,hoolock gibbon, Gaur etc.The forests of Cachar were once rich in wildlife but now vanishing due to human onslaught. Rare species found are Hoolock gibbon, Phayre's leaf monkey, Pig-tailed macaque, Stump-tailed macaque, Masked Finfoot, White-winged Wood Duck, etc., have been recorded.The Asian...
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