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Kokrajhar

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Kokrajhar is a town and an administrative district located in the state of Assam. The district of Kokrajhar covers a land area of 3,169.22 sq km approximately. Kokrajhar was earlier a part of the undivided district of Goalpara and was just a small village with only a train station to connect to the rest of the world.

In the year 1957; a new civil division was created by then Chief Minister of Assam, Bimla Prasad Chaliha, who carved out the northern part of Dhubri sub-division along with some parts of Goalpara sub-division. There are people of different cultures and communities residing here like Bodos, Assamese, Rajbongshis, Bengalis, Garo, Santalis and other communities.

The newly formed sub division of Kokrajhar covers a total area of 4066 square kilometres with five tracts of Eastern Dooars, viz., Bijni, Sidli, Chirang, Ripu and Guma. The region of Kokrajhar faces a very humid and sub-tropical climate, which is characterised by the lower Brahmaputra Valley of Assam.

The climate is very suitable for the cultivation of paddy, which covers most of the agricultural areas in the region. Kokrajhar can be visited all round the year except the rainy seasons as the humidity is at its peak.

The estimated forest area covered in the district comes to around 1719 square kilometres, which also include the area reserved under the Aie Valley Forest Division of Bongaigaon district and Guma Range of Dhubri Forest Division.

Popular attractions in the region of Kokrajhar are the Mahamaya temple, which is located at the border between Dhubri and Kokrajhar, Onthai located near the River bank of Gwrang, Bineswar Memorial park and Daimalu Park in Kharigaon.

Travelling to Kokrajhar is relatively easy due to the presence of many modes of transport like buses, trains and also flights. The Kokrajhar town has its own train station that connects cities like Chennai and Kolkata. Buses also connect Kokrajhar to different regions within the city as well as outside. The capital city of Guwahati is located around 212 kilometres away, from where direct bus services are available to Kokrajhar.

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