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About Golaghat District

Brahmaputra RiverGeography:
Golaghat district occupies an area of 3502 km and lies 100 m above sea level; it is located between 26 to 27.1 latitudes and 93 to 94.18 longitudes. The district is bounded by Brahmaputra River in the north, by Nagaland in the south, Jorhat district in the east and by Karbi Anglong and Nagaon District in the west; Dhansiri is the principal river. World famous Kaziranga National Park is situated in Golaghat district.

The climate is tropical with a hot and humid weather prevailing most of the summer and monsoon season. Total average annual rainfall of the district is 1300 mm. Maximum precipitation occurs in June and July. Maximum temperature is 38C in June and minimum temperature is 10C in December.

The district has a population of about 9, 46,279

Major crops:
Some of the major crops grow in this district are Sali paddy, tea, banana, pea, mustard, vegetables etc.

The main communities inhabiting the district include Ahoms, Mishing, Tea tribes etc.