Situated in the central part of
is the Karbi Anglong District. It is surrounded by Golaghat District
in the east, the state of
and Morigaon District
in the west, Nagaon
and Golaghat districts in the north, and North Cachar Hills District
and the state of
in the south. Headquartered at Diphu
, Karbi Anglong covers an area of 10,434 sq km and holds a population of about 0.8 million.
This hilly area experiences different climates in different parts. The winter season is from October to February. The temperature ranges from 23°C to 32°C in summer. The average rainfall is about 2,416 mm. There are many rivers flowing through the district - Kopili, Amreng, Borpani, Kolioni, Dhansiri, Dikharu, Deopani, Jamuna, Patradisha, Longnit, Doigrung, and Nambor. The chief crop is paddy. Many other crops are also cultivated here following the '
jhum' system of cultivation (shift cultivation). Mineral deposits found are limestone, china-clay, feldspar, and coal.
The highest mountain peak is the
Singhason Peak which is at about 1,360 meters above sea level.