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About the Sonitpur district
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About Sonitpur district

Geography
Location : North bank of River Brahmaputra.
Longitude range : 92° 16’East - 93° 43’East
Latitude range : 26° 30’North - 27° 01’North

Distance from State Capital : 198 kms ( via Nagaon )
181 kms ( via Mangaldoi)
Area : 5324 Sq km.
Borders : North :Arunachal Pradesh
South :River Brahmaputra.
East :Lakhimpur District.
West :Darrang District.
Major Rivers : Brahmaputra, Ziabharali , Gabharu,
Borgang & Buroi .

Total Forest Cover : 1420 Sq km.

History
Attained District status as
Darrang District : 1835
Bifurcated to Darrang district &
Sonitpur District : 1983

Economy ( as in 1997-98 )
Major Economic Sector : Agriculture( 70 – 80) %.
Net Area Sown : 1580 sq. km
Production of Winter Paddy : 65780 (Hectares)
Number of Tea Garden : 73
Area under Tea Plantation : 2,81,660 Bighas (Approximately)
Major Fruit Products : Lichi, Pineapple, Banana
Major Forest Products : Timber, Stone & Sand.
Major Industry : Tea Processing, Cane Product, Food Product,
Timber Sawing, & Tea Machinery Manufacturer.
Village Electrified : 1249 nos.
Total Road Length : 1885.00 Kms.
National Highway : 208.00 kms (No. 52)

Education
Number of University : 1
Number of Colleges : 13
Number of I.T.I. : 1
No. of Higher Secondary School : 30
No. of High School : 166
No. of Junior Basic School : 1242
No. of Senior Basic School : 220

Health Centre
No. of Hospitals : 6
No. of Primary Health Centre : 23
No. of Dispensaries : 11
No. of Sub-centres : 294
No. of Mental Hospital : 1

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