ABOUT THE DISTRICT :
Kokrajhar is one of the 27(twenty seven) districts of Assam with 2.85% of the state population and is the gateway to Northeast India. Both the rail and road network touch this district at Srirampur on the way to the rest of the region. The district is located on the north bank of the mighty Brahmaputra and stretches to the international border with the Kingdom of Bhutan. It is bounded on the north by Bhutan and by West Bengal on the west; the district of Dhubri in the south and in the east by Chirang district. Kokrajhar district lies roughly within 89°46’ East to 90°38’ East and 26°19’ North to 26°54’ North Latitude.

Kokrajhar town is the headquarter of Bodoland Territorial Council, created on 10th February, 2003 comprising of four districts viz. Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baska, Udalguri on the north bank of Brahmaputra within Assam. The Kingdom of Bhutan is intricately linked with the district in many vital aspects of life. There is hassle free movement across the international border with Bhutan.

 

Kokrajhar was originally a part of the undivided Goalpara district.In 1957 it was curved out as a Civil Sub-division from the then Dhubri Sub-division of Goalpara district. Till then it was merely small town with a railway station.On 1st July, 1983 it was upgraded into a district. At that time, there were four Police stations viz. Bijni, Sidli, Kokrajhar and Gossaigaon with a total area of 4,065.88 Sq.Km. spreading from the river Manas in the east to the river Sonkosh in the west. In 1989, the district of Bongaigaon was curved out with about 40% area of Kokrajhar district. Later on, the Nayekgaon G.P. of Dhubri district with an area of 40.22 Sq.Km. was merged with this district. Again on 10th February, 2009 Chirang district was created by curving out parts of Kokrajhar district and some parts of Dhubri district were merged with Kokrajhar district. The present area of the district is estimated to be 3,169.22 Sq.Km.

The kingdom of Bhutan is intricately linked with the district of Kokrajhar in many vital aspects of life of the people living both in the Bhutan hills and the plains of Kokrajhar. There is hassle-free movement of the people across the international border for the purpose of business and tours. The Bhutanese town of Gelephu is a nice place to visit from Kokrajhar as it is just across the international boundary. There is a fine road leading from the Shyamthaibari point on the National Highway 31(C) to Gelephu. Further on, inside Bhutanese territory, there is the town of Sarbhang that also can be visited via Gelephu.

The colourful Bodo community comprises the majority in Kokrajhar district. It also has a sizeable Rajbongshi and Santhal population.

Kokrajhar is also the headquarter of the Bodoland Autonomous Council which was created in 1993.

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE DISTRICT :
1. Temperature Summer average 27.64° C to 31.67° C.
Winter average 19.34° to 23.66° C.
2. Average Rainfall 2,400 mm to 3,000 mm per annum.
3. Geographical Area 3,169.22 Sq.Km.
4. District Headquarters Kokrajhar
5. Sub-division 3
6. Revenue Circles 5
7. Development Blocks 11 (Full : 5, Part : 6)
8. Panchayats 134 VCDC
9. Villages 966 inhabited out of total 1010.
10. Population 8,86999 as per 2011 census (P).
11. Population Density 280 per Sq.Km. as per 2011 Census (P).
12. Sex Ratio 958 female per 1000 male as per 2011 Census (P).
13. Language spoken Assamese, Bodo, Bangla, Hindi, Santali and other
local dialects.
14. Literacy Rate 66.63% as per 2011 Census (P)
15. Longitude & Latitude Within 89°46’ East to 90°38’ East
26°19’ North to 26°54’ North.
16. Rivers 3
Historical Background :
Kokrajhar was originally a part of the undivided Goalpara district.In 1957 it was curved out as a Civil Sub-division from the then Dhubri Sub-division of Goalpara district. Till then it was merely small town with a railway station.On 1st July, 1983 it was upgraded into a district. At that time, there were four Police stations viz. Bijni, Sidli, Kokrajhar and Gossaigaon with a total area of 4,065.88 Sq.Km. spreading from the river Manas in the east to the river Sonkosh in the west. In 1989, the district of Bongaigaon was curved out with about 40% area of Kokrajhar district. Later on, the Nayekgaon G.P. of Dhubri district with an area of 40.22 Sq.Km. was merged with this district. Again on 10th February, 2009 Chirang district was created by curving out parts of Kokrajhar district and some parts of Dhubri district were merged with Kokrajhar district. The present area of the district is estimated to be 3,169.22 Sq.Km.

The vegetaion of the district is characterized mainly by lush green forest and varieties of flora and fauna. Manas National Park stands out as the glaring example of this bio-diversified feature of the district.

The climate of the district is sub-tropical in nature with warm and humid summer and also followed by cool and dry winter.