Assam is the most populous state in Northeastern India. There are 35 districts in Assam which is a very high number for a state of its size. Jharkhand which has a similar area to Assam has 24 districts. The following is a full list of districts in Assam.
Full list of districts in Assam
|District||Area (square kilometers)||Population|
|13||Dima Hasao district (North Cachar Hills)||4,888||2,14,102|
|31||South Salmara Mankachar||Unknown||Unknown|
|35||West Karbi Anglong||Unknown||Unknown|
The stats will be updated after the new census.
*The unknown fields will be updated soon.
- Karbi Anglong (East) is the largest district in Assam in terms of area.
- On 15 August 2015, five new districts were announced in Assam.
- Charaideo district was formed after the bifurcation of the Sivasagar district.
- Biswanath district was formed by bifurcating the Sonitpur district.
- Hojai district was also formed bifurcating the Nagaon district.
- South Salmara Mankachar district was separated from Dhubri district.
- Karbi Anglong district was divided into West Karbi Anglong and Karbi Anglong districts.
- There were 27 districts in Assam during the 2011 census.
- Majuli district was formed on 27 June 2016. Majuli is the largest river island in the world. It has an area of 875 square kilometers and a population of about 1.7 lakhs.
- Balaji district was formed on 12 January 2021 after the bifurcation of the Barpeta district.
- Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa, and Udalguri districts of Assam share a border with Bhutan.
- Dhubri, South Salmara Mankachar, Karimganj, and Cachar districts of Assam share a border with Bangladesh.
- The districts of Assam fall under 5 administrative divisions- Upper Assam, Barak Valley, Central Assam, Lower Assam, and North Assam.
- Tamulpur district was carved out of the Baksa district in January 2022. Tamulpur is currently the newest district in Assam.
|Upper Assam||Charaideo. Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Golaghat. Jorhat, Majuli, Lakhimpur, Sivasagar, Tinsukia|
|Barak Valley||Cachar, Hailakandi, Karimganj|
|Central Assam||Dima Hasao, Hojai, Karbi Anglong, Morigaon, Nagaon, West Karbi Anglong|
|Lower Assam||Baksa, Balaji, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Dhubri, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup Metropolitan, Kokrajhar, Nalbari, South Salmara Mankachar, Tamulpur|
|North Assam||Biswanath, Darrang, Sonitpur, Udalguri|