Baksa district

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Baksa district
Bagamati, a popular picnic spot, Baksa District
Bagamati, a popular picnic spot, Baksa District
Assam district locator map Baksa.svg
Country India
State Assam
Territorial Region Bodoland
HeadquartersMushalpur
Area
 • Total2,457 km2 (949 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total950,075[1]
 • Density387/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (Indian Standard Time)
WebsiteBaksa.gov.in

Baksa district (/ˈbʌksə/ or /ˈbæksə/; is an administrative district in Bodoland Territorial Region of Assam, one of the North-Eastern states of India.

History[edit]

Baksa was notified as one of the districts of Bodoland Territorial Region in October 2003 while it started functioning from 1 June 2004[2] when naturalist-bureaucrat Dr Anwaruddin Choudhury of the Assam Civil Service took charge as its founding Deputy Commissioner[citation needed]. It started working from PWD Inspection Bungalow of Barama on the NH 31 until it was shifted to Mushalpur in late 2010[vague].

It was created from parts of Barpeta, Nalbari and Kamrup districts.[2]

Geography[edit]

This district is bounded by Bhutan in the north, Udalguri district in the east, Barpeta, Nalbari and Kamrup districts in the south and Chirang district in the west. Area of the district is 2400 km².[3]

National protected area[edit]

Administration[edit]

Mushalpur town is the headquarters of the district. It has three Sub-division Salbari sub-division, Salbari, Tamulpur Sub-division, Tamulpur and Mushalpur sub-division, Mushalpur.

Divisions[edit]

The district has three sub-divisions: Mushalpur, Salbari and Tamulpur. These sub-divisions are further divided into 13 revenue circles: Baksa, Barama, Tamulpur, Goreswar, Baganpara, Ghograpar, Barnagar, Bajali, Jalah, Patharighat, Rangia, Sarupeta and Tihu. Three Vidhan Sabha constituencies of this district are Tamulpur, Barama and Chapaguri. All of these are part of Kokrajhar Lok Sabha constituency.

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
190171,620—    
191181,666+1.32%
192195,160+1.54%
1931127,011+2.93%
1941167,589+2.81%
1951197,889+1.68%
1961309,224+4.56%
1971476,655+4.42%
1991769,402+2.42%
2001857,947+1.10%
2011950,075+1.03%
source:[4]
Religions in Baksa District [5]
Religion Percent
Hindus
82.40%
Muslims
14.29%
Christians
2.85%

According to the 2011 census Baksa district has a population of 950,075.[6] This gives it a ranking of 458th in India (out of a total of 640).[6] The district has a population density of 475 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,230/sq mi) .[6] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 11.17%.[6] Baksa has a sex ratio of 967 females for every 1000 males,[6] and a literacy rate of 70.53%.[6]

Education[edit]

Major educational institutions of Baksa district are:

Tourism[edit]

Places of interest[edit]

A popular picnic spot Bogamati situated in Baksa

is a major part of the world-famous Manas National Park is located in this district. The park is well known for its Wild Water Buffaloes and Golden Langurs.[7] Bogamati, a famous picnic spot with picturesque beauties is located in Baksa. Bhangtar is the other scenic location situated close to Bhutan border.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.censusindia.gov.in/2011census/dchb/1825_PART_B_DCHB_BAKSA.pdf
  2. ^ a b Law, Gwillim (25 September 2011). "Districts of India". Statoids. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
  3. ^ "Assam state website – Baksa district". Archived from the original on 9 April 2009. Retrieved 25 June 2008.
  4. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  5. ^ "Baksa District religions". Census2011. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  6. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  7. ^ Gee, E.P. (1964). The Wild Life of India. Collins, London.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 26°34′51″N 91°25′13″E / 26.58083°N 91.42028°E / 26.58083; 91.42028