Lakhimpur District of Assam
covers an area of 2,277 sq km, and supports a population of nearly a million. About 98% of the population lives in rural areas. The climate is humid sub-tropical with an average rainfall of about 608 cm. The Brahmaputra
, Subansiri, Ranganadi, and Dikrong are the major rivers running through Lakhimpur. The total forest area is about 82,967 hectare.
There are a host of tribal communities such as Mishing, Rabha, and Bodo. Their indigenous 'eri-muga-pat' handloom fabric is world famous. The Moitri Ashram, spreading the messages of ahimsa and universal brotherhood, is situated on the outskirts of the town of Lakhimpur.