Nalbari district
Daul Mandir
Daul Mandir
Location in Assam
Location in Assam
Nalbari district
Country India
DivisionLower Assam
 • Lok Sabha constituenciesMangaldoi, Gauhati, Barpeta
 • Vidhan Sabha constituenciesNalbari, Barkhetry, Dharmapur
 • Total2,257 km2 (871 sq mi)
 • Total771,639
 • Density340/km2 (890/sq mi)
 • Literacy79.89%
 • Sex ratio945
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-AS

Nalbari (Pron: nɔ:lˈbɑ:ri) is an administrative district in the state of Assam in India. The district headquarters is located at Nalbari. The district derives its name from the combination of two words, "Nal" and "Bar."

It is situated in the lower region of the Brahmaputra Valley and shares its borders with Baksa, Kamrup, and Barpeta districts.


Nalbari was declared a sub division of undivided Kamrup District in 1967. The district was created on 14 August 1985 when it was split from Kamrup district.[1] 1 June 2004 saw the formation of Baksa District from parts of three districts, including Nalbari.[1]


Nalbari district occupies an area of 2,257 square kilometres (871 sq mi),[2] The latitude of Nalbari is 26 degrees north and 27 degrees north and the longitude is 91 degrees east and 97 degrees east. The tributaries of the Brahmaputra, the Nona, Buradia, Pagaldia, Ghogra, Borolia and Tihu, which originate in the foothills of the Himalayan Range, are wild in nature and make an enormous contribution to the agrarian economy of the district.


Varnali Deka, IAS is the current District Commissioner of Nalbari district.[3]


Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.

According to the 2011 census Nalbari district has a population of 771,639,[5] This gives it a ranking of 488th in India (out of a total of 640).[5] The district has a population density of 763 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,980/sq mi) .[5] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 11.74%.[5] Nalbari has a sex ratio of 945 females for every 1000 males,[5] and a literacy rate of 79.89%. 10.72% of the population lives in urban areas. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes made up 7.80% and 3.03% of the population respectively.[5]

Religions in Nalbari District (2011)[6]
Religion Percent
Other or not stated
Population of circles by religion
Circle Hindus Muslims Others
Tihu (Pt) 96.44% 3.23% 0.33%
Pachim Nalbari 76.74% 23.07% 0.19%
Barkhetri 26.54% 73.23% 0.23%
Barbhag 80.25% 19.56% 0.19%
Nalbari 78.91% 20.28% 0.81%
Banekuchi 66.59% 33.22% 0.19%
Ghograpar (Pt) 65.04% 34.78% 0.18%
Baganpara (Pt) 73.60% 26.34% 0.06%
Barama (Pt) 53.18% 46.73% 0.09%

Hindu population in the district is 533,280 (69.11%), while Muslim population is 235,813 (30.56%) according to 2011 census.[6] In 1971, Hindus were overwhelming majority in Nalbari district with forming 83.7% of the population, while Muslims were 15.4% at that time.[7]

Languages spoken in Nalbari district (2011)[8]

  Assamese (85.87%)
  Bengali (11.00%)
  Boro (2.53%)
  Hindi (0.48%)
  Others (0.60%)

According to the 2011 census, 85.87% of the population spoke Assamese, 11.00% Bengali and 2.53% Boro as their first language while other constitute 0.61% of the total population.[9]

Religious places

Billeswar Devalaya in Belsor of Nalbari district is an ancient Hindu temple and is dedicated to Lord Shiva.[10]

It's an ancient temple of Goddess Kali. Although the ancient temple is in ruins, a newly constructed temple stands tall at the site. It's a highly revered religious shrine of Nalbari district. [11]

Basudev Devalaya in Balikaria of Nalbari district is an ancient Hindu temple and is dedicated to Basudev.[12]

Ganga Pukhuri is a large pond situated in Barkuriha of Nalbari district. Every year there is a festival held in Ganga Pukhuri on Ashok Astami and devotees throng here from different parts of the country to pay homages to departed souls.[13]

Thetha Gohain Than in Dokoha of Nalbari district is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Krishna.[14]


The rate of total literacy of the Nalbari District, according to 2011 census, is 79.89% as against 80.95% in 2001. The rural literacy rate is 78.44%, while the urban rate is 91.46%. Male literacy is 85.58% consisting of Rural 84.38% and Urban 95.24%. Female literacy is 73.85% consisting of Rural 72.14% and Urban 87.48%. The total literacy rate of the state as a whole is 73.18%.[15]

See also


  1. ^ a b Law, Gwillim (25 September 2011). "Districts of India". Statoids. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
  2. ^ Srivastava, Dayawanti et al. (ed.) (2010). "States and Union Territories: Assam: Government". India 2010: A Reference Annual (54th ed.). New Delhi, India: Additional Director General, Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (India), Government of India. p. 1116. ISBN 978-81-230-1617-7. ((cite book)): |last1= has generic name (help)
  3. ^ "List of DC's in Nalbari District". Nalbari district website. Retrieved 17 May 2021.
  4. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  5. ^ a b c d e f "District Census Handbook: Nalbari" (PDF). Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. 2011.
  6. ^ a b "Table C-01 Population By Religion: Assam". Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. 2011.
  7. ^ International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications › ijsrp-...PDF The Change of Religion and Language Composition in the State of Assam ...
  8. ^ "C-16 Population By Mother Tongue - Nalbari". Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  9. ^ "Table C-16 Population By Mother Tongue: Assam". Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. 2011.
  10. ^ "About Billeswar Devalaya". Nalbari District Website, Government of Assam.
  11. ^ "Sri Sri Kali Mandir Devalaya | IGNCA". Retrieved 13 June 2022.
  12. ^ "About Basudev Devalaya". Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Nalbari. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
  13. ^ "About Ganga Pukhuri". District portal of Nalbari district. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  14. ^ "About Thetha Gohain Than". Assam Panchayat, Nalbari district portal. Retrieved 3 September 2020.
  15. ^ "Census 2011". Retrieved 24 May 2012.

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