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Nalbari is an administrative district in the state of Assam in India. The district headquarters are located at Nalbari.


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] comparatively equivalent to Indonesia's Morotai Island.[3] 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, 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.


According to the 2011 census Nalbari district has a population of 769,919,[4] roughly equal to the nation of Djibouti[5] or the US state of Alaska.[6] This gives it a ranking of 488th in India (out of a total of 640).[4] The district has a population density of 763 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,980 /sq mi) .[4] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 11.74 %.[4] Nalbari has a sex ratio of 945 females for every 1000 males,[4] and a literacy rate of 79.89 %.[4]

Hindus 873,749, Muslims 253,842 (22.09%).


Almost in every year this district tops the list. The rate of total literacy of the Nalbari District, according to 2001 census, is 68.08 as against 33.99 in 1991. Thus, the decadal (1991–2001) progress of the literacy rate is calculated as (+) 12.09. The total literacy rate of the state as a whole is 64.28 according to the 2001 census.


  1. ^ a b Law, Gwillim (2011-09-25). "Districts of India". Statoids. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  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. pp. 1116. ISBN 978-81-230-1617-7. 
  3. ^ "Island Directory Tables: Islands by Land Area". United Nations Environment Program. 1998-02-18. Retrieved 2011-10-11. "Morotai 2,266km2" 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  5. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Djibouti 757,074 July 2011 est." 
  6. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "Alaska 710,231" 

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