|• Lok Sabha constituencies||Kokrajhar (shared with Chirang district)|
|• Vidhan Sabha constituencies||Gossaigaon, Kokrajhar West, Kokrajhar East|
|• Total||3,169.22 km2 (1,223.64 sq mi)|
|• Density||280/km2 (730/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+05:30 (IST)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-AS|
Kokrajhar district is an administrative district in Bodoland Territorial Region of Assam. It is predominantly inhabited by the Boro tribe. The district has its headquarters located at Kokrajhar Town and occupies an area of 3,169.22 km2 (1,223.64 sq mi). It has two civil sub-divisions namely Parbatjhora and Gossaigaon and five revenue circles namely Kokrajhar, Dotma, Bhaoraguri, Gossaigaon and Bagribari.
Kokrajhar was a part the undivided Goalpara district. In 1957, under the administration of Bimala Prasad Chaliha as the Chief Minister of Assam, three sub-divisions were created one of which was Kokrajhar. This sub-division was made into a district on 1 July 1983.
On 29 September 1989 Bongaigaon district was created from parts of Kokrajhar and Goalpara.
Kokrajhar district occupies an area of 3,129 square kilometres (1,208 sq mi), comparatively equivalent to Russia's Waigeo Island. Kokrajhar district is located on the northern bank of the Brahmaputra river. It forms the gateway to the Seven Sister States. Kokrajhar shares its boundary with Bongaigaon (now known as Chirang), Dhubri, West Bengal, Barpeta and Bhutan. Part of the district is made up of Manas National Park.
In 2006 the Indian government named Kokrajhar one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is one of the eleven districts in Assam currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).
There are four Assam Legislative Assembly constituencies in this district: Gossaigaon, Kokrajhar West, Kokrajhar East, and Sidli. All but Gossaigaon are designated for scheduled tribes. All four are in the Kokrajhar Lok Sabha constituency.
According to the 2011 census Kokrajhar district has a population of 887,142, roughly equal to the nation of Fiji. This gives it a ranking of 467th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 280 inhabitants per square kilometre (730/sq mi). Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 5.19%. Kokrajhar has a sex ratio of 958 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 66.63%. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes make up 3.33% and 31.41% of the population respectively.
The district is multi-ethnic, with no majority ethnic group but Bodo people form a plurality. Kokrajhar is known as a global center of Bodo culture and language and serves as the capital of Bodoland Territorial Council. Most of the indigenous communities of Kokrajhar are Hindu, with a small Christian minority and few Muslim Minority belongs to Jharua (Koch Muslim), Goria and Deshi Community. Almost all of the Bengalis are Muslim, while more than 90% of the Santhals are Christian.
|Religion in Kokrajhar district (2011)|
|Other or not stated||0.52%|
According to the 2011 census, 28.39% of the population spoke Boro, 23.78% Assamese, 17.78% Bengali, 11.9% Santali, 7.62% Rajbongshi, 2.58% Rabha, 1.76% Hindi, 1.65% Nepali, 1.42% Kurukh and 1.21% Garo as their first language.
In 1990 Kokrajhar district became home to Manas National Park, which has an area of 500 km2 (193.1 sq mi). It shares the park with four other districts.
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Fiji 883,125 July 2011 est.