List of districts in Assam 2023

List of districts in Assam 2023

List of districts in Assam 2023

List of districts in Assam 2023:– There are 31 administrative units on the Assam List of Districts, each headed by a Deputy Commissioner. The Assam Cabinet made the recent decision in 2022 to combine four existing districts with four new ones. 

There were only 13 districts in Assam when India gained independence, but there are now 31 districts in the state.

In order to maintain order, each district in Assam is divided into five broad regional divisions. A Commissioner is in charge of each of these regional divisions. We have provided information and a comprehensive list of Assam’s districts here.

How Many Districts in Assam

Assam currently has 31 districts as of 2023. There were 35 districts in the state as a whole last year. However, on December 31, 2022, the Assam Cabinet made the announcement that four newly formed Assam districts would be combined with four existing districts, bringing the state’s total number of districts to 31.

List of districts in Assam 2023

An overview of the Assam 2023 districts can be found here:

S. R. no. Assam
1 Himanta Biswa Sarma
Chief Minister
2 31
Current Number of Districts in Assam
3 35
Previous Number of Assam Districts


Districts in Assam – New and Old

The Assam Cabinet announced the merger of four new districts in Assam into four existing districts on December 31, 2022. Himanta Biswa Sarma, the state’s Chief Minister, is in charge of the Assam Cabinet. The state’s total number of new districts increased from 34 to 31 as a result of the merger. 

The Assam districts that merged in 2022 are as follows:

  • Bajali with Barpeta
  • Biswanath with Sonitpur
  • Tamulpur with Baksa
  • Hojai with Nagaon

Assam Districts List

Here, you can find the most recent list of Assam districts. The state of Assam has 31 districts at the moment. To learn the names of all of Assam’s districts, see the table below.

List of districts in Assam 2023

Code Headquarter
District Area (km²)
Population (2011) Density (/km²)
BK Mushalpur Baksa 2,457 950,075 387
BP Barpeta Barpeta 3182 1,693,622 532
BO Bongaigaon Bongaigaon 1,093 738,804 676
CA Silchar Cachar 3,786 1,736,319 459
CD Sonari Charaideo 1,069 471,418 441
CH Kajalgaon Chirang 1,170 482,162 412
DR Mangaldai Darrang 1,585 928,500 586
DM Dhemaji Dhemaji 3,237 686,133 212
DU Dhubri Dhubri 1,608 1,394,144 867
DI Dibrugarh Dibrugarh 3,381 1,326,335 392
DH Haflong Dima Hasao 4,890 214,102 44
GP Goalpara Goalpara 1,824 1,008,183 553
GG Golaghat Golaghat 3,502 1,066,888 305
HA Hailakandi Hailakandi 1,327 659,296 497
JO Jorhat Jorhat 2,851 924,952 324
KM Guwahati Kamrup Metropolitan 1,528 1,253,938 821
KU Amingaon Kamrup 3,105 1,517,542 489
KG Diphu Karbi Anglong 7,366 660,955 90
KR Karimganj Karimganj 1,809 1,228,686 679
KJ Kokrajhar Kokrajhar 3,169 887,142 280
LA North Lakhimpur Lakhimpur 2,277 1,042,137 458
MJ Garamur Majuli 880 167,304 190
MA Morigaon Morigaon 1,704 957,423 562
NN Nagaon Nagaon 3,973 2,823,768 711
NB Nalbari Nalbari 2,257 771,639 342
SV Sivasagar Sivasagar 2,668 679,632 255
ST Tezpur Sonitpur 3,176 1,924,110 606
SSM Hatsingimari South Salmara-Mankachar 568 555,114 977
TI Tinsukia Tinsukia 3,790 1,327,929 350
UD Udalguri Udalguri 1,852 831,688 449
WKA Hamren West Karbi Anglong 3,035 295,358 97

History of Assam

Assam had 13 districts prior to its independence in 1947. Cachar, Darrang, Goalpara, Kamrup, Lakhimpur, Nagaon, Sivasagar, Jayantia Parganas, Garo, Lushai, Naga, Sylhet, and NEFA were the districts. Tripura, the Khasi states, Koch Bihar, and Manipur were the four princely states that were part of the British India protectorate and were included in the independence of Assam. At the time of the partition, the district of Sylhet belonged to East Pakistan. 

Assam evolved into its current form with its current seven districts following a series of inclusions and exclusions during its independence and up until 1972. The remaining six districts emerged from Assam; Meghalaya State was formed when Jayantia, Garo, and Khasi were merged together; Mizoram grew out of the Lushiai hills; The Naga Hills grew into Nagaland; Arunachal Pradesh replaced NEFA; Tripura and Manipur princely stated that were included in Assam but later split up as states. Koch Bihar became part of West Bengal.
  • On November 17, 1951, the Golaghat, Nagaon, Cachar, Jayantia, and Naga hills districts were divided into the United Mikir and North Cachar Hills districts.
  • The Mikir Hills district emerged from the North Cachar Hills on February 2, 1970.
  • The name of the Mikir Hills district was changed to Karbi Anglong district in 1976 when the Dibrugarh district curved out of Lakhimpur.
  • The Barpeta district emerged from Kamrup in 1983; Darrang was curved into Sonitpur district; Dhubri district, Goalpara district, and Kokrajhar district all branched off from Sibsagar; Cachar was curved into the district of Karimganj.
  • The Nalbari district grew out of Kamrup on August 14, 1985.
  • The Golaghat district emerged from Sibsagar on August 15, 1987.
  • In 1989, Tinsukia district grew out of Dibrugarh, Dhemaji district grew out of Lakhimpur, Hailakandi district grew out of Cachar, Marigaon district grew out of Nagaon, Bongaigaon district grew out of Goalpara and Kokrajhar, and Tinsukia district grew out of Dibrugarh.
  • The Kamrup Metropolitan District emerged from Kamrup on February 3, 2003.
  • On June 1, 2004, the Baksa district split off from Kamrup, Nalbari, and Barpeta; On June 4, the districts of Chirang and Udalguri separated from Bongaigaon and Kokrajhar, and on June 14, the district of Udalguri separated from Darrang and Sonitpur; BTAD was formed alongside Kokrajhar district.
  • Dima Hasao became the new district name for the North Cachar Hills district on April 1, 2010.

  • Assam’s Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi announced the creation of five new districts on August 15, 2015, bringing the state’s total to 32. The following are the five brand-new districts: Biswanath, which was carved from Sonitpur; Charaideo, fashioned from Sivasagar; Hojai, made from Nagaon; South Salmara-Mankachar (Dhubri-carved); (Carved out of Karbi Anglong) West Karbi Anglong
  • Two additional districts were announced on January 26, 2016, but on October 7, 2016, the government East Kamrup and South Kamrup’s district status has been revoked due to inadequate infrastructure. The two East Kamrup district subdivisions, namely Now a part of the Kamrup Metropolitan district are Chandrapur and Sonapur. Kamrup Rural district now encompasses the subdivisions of the South Kamrup district.
  • On June 27, 2016, Sarbananda Sonowal announced the addition of Majuli, a district carved out of the northern parts of Jorhat, bringing the total number of districts to 33. It was India’s first river island district.
  • A plan to make Bajali, which is curved out of Barpeta, the 34th full-fledged district of Assam was approved by the Assam cabinet on August 8, 2020. The plan to make Tamulpur, which is curved out from Baksa district, a full-fledged district was approved by the Assam Cabinet led by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. Tamulpur was officially designated Assam’s 35th district on January 23, 2022.
  • The Assam Cabinet has decided to combine four newly formed districts with four existing districts on December 31, 2022. These districts were,
    • Bajali with Barpeta
    • Biswanath with Sonitpur
    • Tamulpur with Baksa
    • Hojai with Nagaon
  • Himanta Bishwa Sarma, the chief minister of Assam, stated that it is a temporary measure until the ECI delimitation process in the state is completed, and the government may reconsider it.

Short History of Assam Districts

We have discussed the changes to the Assam district list over the past few years in this article. Here, take a look at the major shifts that have taken place in Assam districts since India gained its independence:
  • Assam had 13 districts at the time of India’s independence in 1947.
  • Golaghat, Nagaon, Cachar, Jayantia, and Naga Hills districts were subdivided into the North Cachar Hills and United Mikir districts in November 1951.
  • Assam’s Sonitpur district was created in 1983 from Darrang; Kamrup was divided into the Barpeta district; Karimganj district was carved out of Cachar, Dhubri district and Kokrajhar district were carved out of Goalpara, and Jorhat district was carved out of Sibsagar.

  • The Kamrup Metropolitan District was created in February 2003.
  • Assam’s then-Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi announced the creation of five new districts on Independence Day in 2015. The number of districts in the state increased from 27 to 32 as a result.
  • On January 26, 2016, two additional districts were announced, but on October 7, 2016, the status of two existing Assam districts was revoked.
  • Assam had 34 districts as of August 2020, but in December 2022, four districts were combined into four others. There are currently 31 districts in the state.
Questions About the List of districts in Assam 2023 (FAQ)
Q1. In 2023, how many districts will Assam have?
Assam is made up of 31 districts together. Jorhat, Karimganj, Golaghat, Lakhimpur, Darrang, Charaideo, Sonitpur, Nalbari, Tinsukia, Baksa, Dhemaji, Hailakandi, Kamrup Metropolitan, Kokrajhar, Barpeta, Cachar, Dhubri, Majuli, and others are the districts in the state of Assam.
Q2. Which Assamese district is the largest?
Karbi Anglong is Assam’s largest district. The total area of this district is 10,434 square kilometers. Sri Dibakar Nath, IAS, is currently serving as the Deputy Commissioner of the largest district in Assam. Sonitpur is the second-largest district in Assam.
Q3. What are Assam’s 31 districts?
There are 31 administrative districts in Assam. Jorhat, Karimganj, Golaghat, Lakhimpur, Darrang, Charaideo, Sonitpur, Nalbari, Tinsukia, Baksa, Dhemaji, Hailakandi, Kamrup Metropolitan, and others are the names of the districts in Assam. Take a look at the entire Assam district list from this table.
Q4. Which of Assam’s new districts are they?
In Assam, Tamulpur, Hojai, Bajali, and Biswanath were the new districts. However, the Assam Cabinet announced on December 31, 2022, that these new districts would be combined with four existing districts. Consequently, the following districts were merged with the new ones:
    • Bajali with Barpeta
    • Biswanath with Sonitpur
    • Tamulpur with Baksa
    • Hojai with Nagaon
Q5. Where can I locate the list of Assam districts?
The Assam district list can be found here. We have shared a table with the names of all of Assam 2023’s current districts. We have also provided details about the Assamese district list changes, including the addition of four new districts and the consolidation of four existing districts.
Q6. Which Assamese district is the smallest?
South Salmara-Mankachar is the Assam district with the smallest area, measuring just 568 square kilometers. Majuli, on the other hand, is the smallest district in Assam in terms of population. It covers an area of 880 square kilometers but only has 167,304 people (approximately).

Learn more about each state’s number of districts.

Indian States

Arunachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu Kashmir
Madhya Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
West Bengal

Union Territories

Andaman and Nicobar
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Daman and Diu

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