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Barpeta district,Assam

Barpeta district is an administrative district in the state of Assam in India. The district headquarters are located at Barpeta. The district occupies an area of 3245 km² and has a population of 1,642,420 (as of 2001.)

History
Barpeta district was created in 1983 when it was split from Kamrup district.On 1 June 2004, it lost part of its territory to the newly formed Baksa district.
Geography
It is located at 26.32°N 91.0°E.It has an average elevation of 35 metres (114 feet). It is 44 km away from Manas National Park. Three rivers – Chaulkhowa, Mora Nodi (Dead River) and Nakhanda, both of which are tributaries to Brahmaputra run through the town.
Forestry
Barpeta is the gateway to Manas National Park, one of the largest forests of Assam and one of the few tiger reserves of India.
Important towns of the district

  • Barpeta
  • The headquarters and the second largest town in the district. It is virtually a noise and pollution free town with a limited number of automobiles. The town is surrounded by rivulets and canals from all directions. The most important centre of attraction is the Barpeta satra established by Great Vaishnavite saint Madhabdev. A few years ago, it was also famous for transport industry. However, it has faded a little bit now. It was also famous for ivory working, which is now almost extinct.

  • Howly
  • The middle town of the district between Barpeta Road and Barpeta Town. It is a busy commercial town that is also known as the business capital of the district. Many communities of people live peacefully in and around the town.Assam’s largest Rash Mela held here. Many communities of people of Assam participate in this Rash Mela. 31 no. national highway run through this town. A majority of the people in the town have higher education. It is the only town where beetle nut (Supari) produce. Many beetle nut industries situated here.

  • Barpeta Road
  • The largest town of the district. It is a busy commercial town that is also known as the business capital of Western Assam. Many communities of people live peacefully in and around the town.

  • Sarbhog
  • A small town along national highway no. 31 that is known for its famous tasty curd made from buffalo’s milk. Many institutions are located in and around the town.

  • Pathsala
  • A town in the eastern part of the district is also known as the Hollywood of mobile theatres of Assam. Basecamps of many famous and old mobile theatre groups of Assam are situated in the town. A majority of the people in the town have higher education.

  • Barmara
  • A small village situated as a transit point between Chenga and Rouly. It is known for its biweekly markets that cater to all the needs of poor and lower middle class people.

  • Sarthebari
  • A small town known for its bell-metal works.

  • Kalgachia
  • A town situated in the western part of the district, mainly inhabited by Bengali-speaking Muslim people. It is an important centre of academic and intellectual activities of Bengali-speaking Muslim people of Assam.

  • Bhawanipur
  • A town situated near NH31 and the center place of Barpeta District. It has a good Communication System for the people. It is a well-educated and well-populated town. Mainly Hindus and members of the Muslim community live in the town. The town is known for Bhawanipuria Gopal Ataa Satra and for Sahid Khargeswar Talukdar.

  • Sarupeta
  • A town situated near Bhawanipur Town. It is mainly known as place of business and there is a railway station.

  • Jania
  • Jania Bazar is situated near FAAM Medical College, Barpeta.

  • Barbhitha
  • A village of south west border of Barpeta District, well known for famous Barbhitha High School and journalist Main Uddin.

  • Mandia
  • Mandia is another town in the south part of the district. Many educational institutions are in the area, Jebi.

  • Jania & Kadong
  • Jania and Kadong are peaceful village in the district. The river Beki also flows through Kadong. In the village Hindu and Muslim communities live together in concert. In jania a oldest satra and namghar situated in the village, Jebi aHmed.