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North Cachar Hills District

North Cachar Hills District is one of the two hill districts of Assam in the north-eastern region. The area was a part of the Kachari Kingdom before 1832. North Cachar Hills is bounded by the states of Nagaland and Manipur in the east, Cachar District in the south, the state of Meghalaya and Karbi-Anglong District in the west, and another part of Karbi-Anglong and Nagaon District in the north.

North Cachar Hills has a population of 200,000 comprising various tribes and races who maintain their own dialect, culture, and custom. A sizable portion of the people living in urban and semi-urban areas are government employees, traders, and graziers. The rural people depend on agriculture, which is the traditional way of life. Pineapple, orange, papaya and banana are the main crops. Livestock and poultry occupy an important place in the rural economy.

The climate is not uniform - rainfall is heavy during the months of May - September. The annual rainfall varies from 2,200 to 2,700 mm, while in the Langting-Manderdisa-Diyungmukh area it is much less. Most of the district's area is covered with forests. Barail Reserve Forest, Krungming Reserve Forest, and Langting Mupa Reserve Forest are chief among them. The hill ecosystem contains inhabitants such as tiger, leopard, elephant, barking deer, screw hollock, gibbons, black bear, wild dog, and wild buffalo. Haflong, Jatinga, Maibong, Umrangso, and Panimoor are the main tourist destinations.

Updated on 18th December, 2005

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