LAKHIMPUR

Area : 2,277 sq km Total Population: 10,42,137  Male: 5,29.674  Female: 5,12.463  Sex Ratio: 968 female per 1000 male Density : 458 persons per sq km

 Literacy Rate-77.20% Male 83.52%  Female-70.67% District HQ:  North Lakhimpur

 Sub-Division Three.

Sub-Division- HQ

 Dhakuakhona, Dhakuakhona Bihpuria-Narayanpur- Panbari

North Lakhimpur- North Lakhimpur

Boundaries : Arunachal Pradesh on the north; Dhemaji and Dibrugarh on the east; Jorhat, Sivasagar and Brahma-putra on the south: and Sonitpur and Arunachal Pradesh on the west. Rivers & Tributaries : Brahmaputra, Dikrang, Subansiri, Ranganadi, Ghunasuti.

 Beal : Kani, Pabhamari, Bhimpara. Air-port : Lilaban.

Important Places : North Lakhimpur, Narayanpur, Bihpuriya, Dhakuakhona. Pabho Sanctuary. Lakimpur is an eastern district of borderline of Assam.

The name Lakhimpur is beleived to have been originated from the word takshmi’. the goddess of wealth or prosperity. This region is mainly dependent upon agriculture and hefty amount of paddy cultivation is practiced here. Paddy is regarded locally as Lakhsmi. The word Pur means fulfilled. Lakhimpur. therefore, means ‘Full of Paddy or the place where paddy are grown abundantly. According to another common belief, the word originated from Lakshmi Devi, the mother of Bhuyan Raja, who was the descedent of king Arimatta. The district was notified as Lakhimpur through a proclamation issued by the then Governor General Lord Auckland in July, 1839. After independence, on 2nd October, 1971 comprising Dhemaji and North Lakhimpur as sub-divisions the district was reformed. Later in 1980 Dhemaji was formed as an independent district and Lakhimpur district was formed taking Dhokuwakhona and North Lakhimpur assub-divisions This district was known as ‘Kaleeapani’ until 1950, due to flood damage and uncomfortable transport system. A temporary airport was built here in 1954 and the Assam State Transport Corporation started transportation facilities to this district in 1957. Similarly in 1963. NF Railway service also included this district. The main livelihood is agriculture and the district is lacking in the industrial and educa-tional sector: The district works as an entrance to Arunachal Pradesh. Bihpuria, Naryanpur, Dhakuwakhona, Pabhoi reserve etc. are important places of this district. The district headquarter North Lakhimpur is the main nerve centre of knowledge and learning. Well connected by road, rail and air, the town has fast grown into an important commercial centre. This town is also like a gateway to Arunachal Pradesh. Badula Atar Than and Basudev Than are important holy places of the district. Narayanpur, the birth place of Madhavdeva is held in very reverence by the people of Assam. Bihpuria is an important town of this district. A Muga Research Centre has been functioning at Dhakuakhona. Dholpur, Islampur. Chilonibari are some of the important places of the district The airport of this district is situated at Lilabari.

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