Kalgachia is a semi urban town of Barpeta district, Assam, India. It is 33 kilometres (21 mi) west of district headquarters Barpeta. Kalgachia is a Muslim (East Bengal rooted Muslim) based town. The census of India shows that 98% of the population in Kalgachia are Muslim. The total population is 29,000 where 17,000 are male and 12,000 are female.
The 3rd proposed Kalgachia sub division has been formally declared as Kalgachia civil Sub division of Barpeta district on 1 January 2016 as a new year gift by the Congress let govt. Chief minister Sri Tarun Gogoi for the greater Kalgachians. The Kalgachia civil Sub division committee had been formed in 1975 and since then the demand was raised to form Kalgachia as civil Sub division .Kalgachia is the center place of Jania LAC from where our late Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed became a President of India.The proposal was made by sub division committee in June, 2015 to form Kalgachia as civil Sub division.[]
It is not clear, when the village is established but a few official document says that the village was established 16th century .Here, it is available large number of Kolgos (Banana tree) so the name has become Kalgachia (place where banana trees are found).Popular stories refers to the existence of an Assamese Hindu dominated period in the region, which popularised the name 'Kalitapara'.Old kalgachia village divided of 1927.Now one part name of kalgachia and other part name of Dimapur.
Nabajyoti college is the higher educational institution and G K Arabic college madrassa higher educational institution in Kalgachia. There are many private institutions in this place. Ataur Rahman College of Education  and B.B. College are another two institutions of closer to this town. Epitome Computer Institute is the oldest and only certified computer education establishment[] and A large number of good quality of English Medium School are Al-Ameen Academy.K.K.Pathak high school is one of the most oldest school of this town. Kalgachia Commerce College is the only commerce college of this town.Some private sectors school of this town are, Radiance Academy,Royal Global English School[],Fakaruddin Ali Ahmed junior college etc. [] Special season of Asam Sahitya Sabha was held 2002 with presence all Assamese educationists and Litterateurs. Lokpriya girls college is the one girls college of this town area village Dimapur.
There a lots of famous people accompanied with Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed such as Kuddus Ali Dewani, Sahabuddin Sarkar,Refaz Uddin Dewani, Muzafar Bhuyan, Kader Councillor, Khaleque Sarkar, Nizam Uddin Sarkar, Abdus Satter Ahmed, Muzzamel Hoque, Abdul Rouf, Samer Mandal, Abdul Kader Babu,Naymuddin Gaubura,Fajlur Rahman,kari Fujlur Rahman Khan,Muslem Mastar,korim Bhuyan,Arshad Ahmed,Kh Abdul Gafur,Rausanara Akhtar,Dr Fakhrul Alom,Dr Najrul Islam,Dr Hasmot Ali,Dr Jakir Hussain, Dr Abdur Roshid Bhuyan,Lt Bashanta Pathak,Dr Sorman Ali,Dr M S Shekh,Nazmul Hoque, Abdul Khaleque, Dr Hafiz Rafiqul Islam,Shekh Asahak Ali,Deluwar Hussain,Maulana Abdul Hamid,Lt Abul kashem,Abdul Halim. Even Former Member of Parliament A F Golam Usmani had passed his life's last 2 decades in Kalgachia.
Transport and Communication
Kalgachia is well communicate with buses and small vehicles. The nearest railway station is Sorbhog Railway Station and the nearest airport is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi international Airport, Guwahati.
The Civil Hospital of Barpeta is situated centrally at Kalgachia Town. In spite of that there is also PHCH at Kalgachia Town.
Kalgachia police outpost is declared as police station and Fire Brigade service is also available.