List of Districts in Assam 2023

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : Jan 16, 2023, 16:14

List of Districts in Assam includes 31 administrative units which are headed by a Deputy Commissioner each. Recently, in 2022, the Assam Cabinet decided to merge four new districts with four previously existing ones. Initially, after India’s independence, there were only 13 districts in Assam but now, there are 31 districts in the state.

All the Assam districts are put together into five broad regional divisions to maintain law and order situations. These regional divisions are each headed by a Commissioner. Here, we have shared information and the complete list of districts in Assam.

How Many Districts in Assam

As of 2023, there are 31 existing districts in Assam. Last year, the total number of districts in the state was 35. However, on 31 December 2022, the Assam Cabinet announced the merging of four newly formed Assam districts into four existing ones, making the total number of districts in the state 31.

Here, we have shared an overview of the districts in Assam 2023:

State

Assam

Chief Minister

Himanta Biswa Sarma

Current Number of Districts in Assam

31

Previous Number of Assam Districts

35

Districts in Assam - New and Old

On 31 December 2022, the Assam Cabinet announced the merging of four new districts in Assam into four existing ones. The Assam Cabinet is headed by the Chief Minister of the state, Himanta Biswa Sarma. After the merging, the total number of new districts in the state went from 34 to 31. Here are the Assam districts that were merged in 2022 -

  • Tamulpur with Baksa
  • Hojai with Nagaon
  • Bajali with Barpeta
  • Biswanath with Sonitpur

Assam Districts List

The updated list of Assam districts is shared here. Currently, there are 31 districts in the state of Assam. Check out the table given below to know the names of all the districts in Assam.

List of Districts in Assam 2023

Jorhat

Barpeta

Cachar

Chirang

Dhemaji

Dibrugarh

Goalpara

Hailakandi

Kamrup Metropolitan

Karbi Anglong

Kokrajhar

Majuli

Nagaon

Sivasagar

South Salmara-Mankachar

Udalguri

Baksa

Bongaigaon

Charaideo

Darrang

Dhubri

Dima Hasao

Golaghat

Kamrup

Karimganj

Lakhimpur

Morigaon

Nalbari

Sonitpur

Tinsukia

West Karbi Anglong

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History of Assam Districts

Here, we have shared about the changes that have happened to the list of districts in Assam in the previous few years. Check out the major changes in Assam districts that have happened since India’s independence here -

  • When India gained independence in 1947, there were 13 existing districts in Assam.
  • In November 1951, North Cachar Hills and United Mikir districts were carved out of Golaghat, Nagaon, Cachar, Jayantia and Naga hills districts.
  • In 1983, Sonitpur district in Assam was carved out of Darrang; Barpeta district was carved out of Kamrup; Jorhat district was carved out of Sibsagar, Karimganj district was carved out of Cachar and Dhubri district and Kokrajhar district were carved out of Goalpara.
  • In February 2003, Kamrup Metropolitan district was carved out of Kamrup.
  • On Independence Day in 2015, the then Chief Minister of Assam, Tarun Gogoi, announced the establishment of five new districts in Assam. This increased the total number of districts in the state from 27 to 32.
  • Two more districts were announced on 26 January 2016 but on 7 October 2016, the status of two existing Assam districts was withdrawn.
  • By August 2020, the total number of districts in Assam was 34 but in December 2022, four districts were merged into four other districts. Now, the total number of districts in the state is 31.

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FAQs on List of Districts in Assam

Q1. How many districts in Assam are there in 2023?

There are 31 districts in Assam in total. The districts in the state of Assam include Jorhat, Karimganj, Golaghat, Lakhimpur, Darrang, Charaideo, Sonitpur, Nalbari, Tinsukia, Baksa, Dhemaji, Hailakandi, Kamrup Metropolitan, Kokrajhar, Barpeta, Cachar, Dhubri, Majuli, and others.

Q2. Which is the biggest district in Assam?

The biggest district in Assam is Karbi Anglong. This district is spread around an area of 10,434 square kilometres. Currently, the biggest district in Assam is headed by Sri Dibakar Nath, IAS, who is the Deputy Commissioner of the district. The second biggest district in Assam is Sonitpur.

Q3. What are the 31 districts of Assam?

Assam is divided into 31 administrative districts. The names of the districts of Assam are Jorhat, Karimganj, Golaghat, Lakhimpur, Darrang, Charaideo, Sonitpur, Nalbari, Tinsukia, Baksa, Dhemaji, Hailakandi, Kamrup Metropolitan, and others. Check out the complete list of districts in Assam from the table shared here.

Q4. Which are the new districts in Assam?

The new districts in Assam were Tamulpur, Hojai, Bajali, and Biswanath. However, on 31 December 2022, the Cabinet of Assam announced that these new districts would be merged with four existing districts. As a result, the new districts were merged with the following -

  • Tamulpur with Baksa
  • Hojai with Nagaon
  • Bajali with Barpeta
  • Biswanath with Sonitpur

Q5. Where can I find the Assam districts list?

You can find the list of districts in Assam here. We have shared a table with the names of all the current districts in Assam 2023. We have also shared information about the changes that have happened to the list of districts in Assam, which includes the merging of 4 new districts into 4 existing ones.

Q6. Which is the smallest district in Assam?

The smallest district in Assam in terms of area is South Salmara-Mankachar, which has an area of only 568 square kilometres. However, in terms of population, the smallest Assam district is Majuli, which spreads across an area of 880 square kilometres but has a population of only 167,304 people (approximately).