Hailakandi District of Assam
is bounded by the state of
in the south,
on the northern and eastern sides, and Karimganj District
in the western region. It spreads over an area of 1,327 sq km, and is home to half a million people.
Half of the total area is under reserve forest. The land used for cultivation is about 33%. The major crops are rice, wheat, jute, cotton, and sugarcane. It also produces various fruits and vegetables. There are 17 tea gardens in the area making tea as the main industry of the district. The major languages are
Assamese, Bengali, English, and
Hindi. The headquarters town of
Hailakandi is at a distance of 341 km from Dispur, the capital of Assam.