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Dhemaji district is an administrative district in the state of Assam in India. The district headquarters are located at Dhemaji. The district occupies an area of 3237 km² and has a population of 686,133 . Main Religions are Hindus 548,780, Muslims 10,533, Christians 6,390.EtymologyThe town's name "Dhemaji' is believed to be derived from a combination two Assamese words "dhal" meaning flood and "dhemali" meaning "play".HistoryThe areas of the present district was part of the greater Sutiya kingdom along with Lakhimpur, Tinsukia, Jorhat, Dibrugarh and Sonitpur district from the 12th century to the 16th century until the Ahom-Sutiya war during the early period of the 16th century. Ruins of the erstwhile capital are still there but not well preserved. A number of monuments Ghuguha Dol, Ma Manipuri Than, Padumani Than built by the Ahom kings are worth visiting.Dhemaji became a fully-fledged district on 14 October 1989 when it was split from Lakhimpur district.GeographyDhemaji district occupies an area of 3237km2, comparatively equivalent to Solomon Islands' Makira Island. It is one of the most remote districts of India, at the easternmost part of Assam. Situated in the foothills of the lower Himalayas it is relatively a small town.Dhemaji District is in Assam. Use our India trip maker to arrange your visit to Dhemaji District and other destinations in India.
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