|District of Assam|
|• Lok Sabha constituencies||Kokrajhar|
|• Assembly seats||1. Sidli (ST), 2. Bijni|
|• Total||1,169.9 km2 (451.7 sq mi)|
|• Density||390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)|
|Website||chirang.gov.in Official website|
Chirang (Pron: ˌʧɪˈrɑ:ŋ/ˌʧɪˈræŋ) district (Assamese: চিৰাং জিলা) is one of the 27 districts of Assam state in north-eastern India. As of 2011 it is the second least populous district in the state, after Dima Hasao.
It is a relatively new district in the BTC area of the state. Chirang district has been carved out from Bongaigaon district in 2004. The word "Chirang" has derived from Garo word -"Chi" means Water and "Rang" means wealth.
National protected area
- Manas National Park (Part)
According to the 2011 census Chirang district has a population of 481,818, roughly equal to the nation of Suriname. This gives it a ranking of 547th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 244 inhabitants per square kilometre (630 /sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 11.26%. Chirang has a sex ratio of 969 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 64.71%.
Flora and fauna
- "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
- Law, Gwillim (2011-09-25). "Districts of India". Statoids. Retrieved 2011-10-11.
- US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Suriname 491,989 July 2011 est."
- Indian Ministry of Forests and Environment. "Protected areas: Assam". Retrieved September 25, 2011.
|Kokrajhar district||Baksa district|
|Bongaigaon district||Barpeta district|
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