Dhemaji district is an administrative district in the state of Assam in India. The district headquarters are located at Dhemaji.
Geography of Dhemaji
Dhemaji district covers an area of 3237 Sq. Km. The boundaries of the Dhemaji district are the hilly ranges of Arunachal Pradesh to the North and the East, Lakhimpur district in the West and the river Brahmaputra in the South.
Latitude of Dhemaji city : 27 deg 05' 27'' N and 27 deg 57' 16'' N
Longitude of Dhemaji city : 94 deg 12' 18'' E and 95 deg 41' 32'' E
Dhemaji district came into being on 14th August / 1st October 1989. It is one of the remotest district of India, at the easetern-most part of Assam. Situated in the foothills of the lower Himalyas it is relatively a small town. The name 'Dhemaji', meaning 'the playground of floods', came from the Assamese words 'dhal' (flood) and 'dhemali' (playing).
The district is inhabited by Assamese speaking people -- Ahoms, Koches, Kalitas, Sonowal Kacharis, Kaibartas and other tribes like Mishings and Deoris. Also there are the migrant Hindu and Muslim Bengalis.
Sub-Division in Dhemaji District
In Dhemaji District there is 2 Sub-Division
Development Block in Dhemaji District
In Dhemaji District there is 5 Development Block
Murkongselek T. D.Block, Jonai
Revenue circles in Dhemaji District
In Dhemaji District there is 4 Revenue circles
Cities and Towns in Dhemaji District
Police Stations in Dhemaji District
Police Stations in Dhemaji District are : Dhemaji, Gogamukh, Silapathar, Jonai
Railway Stations in Dhemaji District
Gogamukh Railway Station
Murkeongselek Railway Station
Silapathar Railway Station
Bus Stations in Dhemaji District
Silapathar Bus Station
Tourist Place in Dhemaji District
Maa Manipuri Than
Wildlife Sanctuaries in Dhemaji District
Bordoibum Beelmukh Bird Sanctuary
Colleges in Dhemaji District
Moridhal College, Moridhal, Dhemaji
Dhemaji PGT College
Jonai Girls College
Economy of Dhemaji District
Agriculture is the main occupation of the people.Paddy is the major agricultural crop cultivated. Ali, Ahu and Boro are the three main varieties of rice commonly grown in Dhemaji. Mustard is the major oil seed crop grown in the district. Potato and pulses are other major crops grown in the district.
Some small-scale units are registered as weaving or cane and bamboo industries. The silk industry has the potential to be commercially tapped. Sericulture (breeding of silk worms), is a major agro-based industry.