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Darrang District

Darrang District is a narrow strip of land lying between the Himalayas and the river Brahmaputra. The name 'Darrang' was derived from the Bodo word 'dourang,' which means 'a playground of the gods.' Darrang District is bounded by Bhutan in the north, river Brahmaputra in the south, and the districts of Sonitpur and Kamrup in the east and west respectively. With an area of 3,481 sq km, Darrang has a population of over 1.5 million. The town of Mangaldoi is the headquarters. Darrang experiences a sub-tropical climate with semi-dry hot summer and cold winter. The annual precipitation varies from 150 to 260 cm. Barnadi, Nanoi, Noanodi, Saktola and Dhansiri are the major rivers flowing through Darrang District.

Agriculture is the main source of income. Rice is the main crop cultivated. Wheat, rape, mustard, sugarcane and vegetables are the main agricultural products. Plantation crops raised are tea and rubber. Major tourist attractions are Bhairavkunda, Orang Wildlife Sanctuary, Gandhi Smriti Park, Tamreswar Devalaya, Kamakshya Devalaya, Murha Deur Thaan, Bar Maszid, and Engil Baba's Mazaar.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Darrang

Cities and Towns (8) Performing Arts (4) Trains and Railway Stations (2)
Historical Monuments (1) Sacred Places (2) Villages (15)
Lakes and Glaciers (3) Spiritual Centers (1) Wildlife Sanctuaries (2)
Miscellaneous (2) Temples (3)
Music (2) Tourist Destinations (1)

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