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Golaghat District

The district of Golaghat was created in the pre-independence era (in the year 1848). It is situated at a height of 71 meters above sea level. Golaghat is bounded by the river Brahmaputra in the north, the state of Nagaland in the south, Jorhat District in the east, and Karbi Anglong and Nagaon districts in the west.

The average annual rainfall is 1,300 mm, and the climate is tropical with a hot and humid weather prevailing most of summer and monsoon months. Rice and sugarcane are the main agricultural crops. With as many as 63 large tea gardens, Golaghat's largest agro-based industry is tea.

The Kaziranga National Park and the Nambor Wildlife Sanctuary are famous worldwide for the one-horned rhino. The main tributaries of the Brahmaputra that flow across Golaghat are Dhansiri, Doyang, Gela-beel and Kakodonga. Garampani, Neghereting Shiva Mandir, Deopahar Ruins, Numaligarh, and Uncle Robin's Children's Museum are the major tourist destinations.

Area: 3,502 sq km.
Population: 950,000
Headquarters: Golaghat

Updated on 2nd October, 2014

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