Charaideo district

Charaideo district is an administrative district in the state of Assam in India. It was formally declared a new district of the state on 15 August 2015 by the Chief Minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi.[1] It curve out of carved out of Sivasagar district and Sonari became its headquarters. It comes under Upper Assam divisions.[2][3][4]

Charaideo districting

Country India
DivisionUpper Assam
 • OfficialAssamese
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationAS 04


The site of Charaideo which was the first capital of the Ahom kingdom established by the first Ahom king Chao Lung Siu-Ka-Pha in 1253. The tumuli (Maidams) of Ahom kings and queens at Charaideo hillocks are comparable to the Pyramids of Egypt. The site has had some archaeological works but also has suffered from robbers.[5] There have been calls for the site to be UNESCO World Heritage listed.[6]

See also


  1. ^ Assam gets five more districts
  2. ^ Charaideo commonly known as pyramids of Assam
  3. ^ reparations afoot for inauguration of Charaideo district at Sonari
  4. ^ Palasbari incensed over choice of district HQ
  5. ^ Dutta, Pullock; Das, Ripunjoy (2003-03-01). "Bounty hunters beat ASI to tombs". The Telegraph. Calcutta, India. Retrieved 2007-12-06.
  6. ^ Das, Ripunjoy (2006-01-19). "Saving Ahom kingdom - Local youths push for Unesco tag to protect Charaideo". The Telegraph. Calcutta, India. Retrieved 2007-12-06.

Coordinates: 26°55′59″N 94°44′53″E / 26.933°N 94.7481°E


Bharaghar (Assamese for 'rent house') is an Assamese-language Indian television series which aired daily on Rang from 9:30 pm to 10:00 pm (IST), except on Sundays, from 26 November 2012 to 20 January 2018. It was one of the most watched TV shows in Assam. It was one of the three longest running comedy series in Rang, the others being Borola Kai and Oi Khapla.


Bhojo is a village and railway station near Sonari in Assam, India.


Borhat is the eastern part of Charaideo district, Assam. It is separated from Namrup in the east by the river Disang or Dilih. In the west Sapekhati, in south Arunachal Pradesh, in north are parts of Dibrugarh district including Namrup, Assam. There is a small railway station named Borhat (BFD) which is in the central place of the region. During Ahom rule, Borhat was known as a place for finding mineral salt. The name Borhat is originated from Bor 'বৰ' (meaning big 'ডাঙৰ' ) and hat 'হাট' (market 'বজাৰ'). There was a market place where salt was available. Salt was considered to be very precious during Ahom rule as Assam is far from the seas and people had to use only mineral salts.Modern day Borhat has a number of tea gardens, some of them founded by the British and many families have small tea plantations in their orchard.Its main educational institutes include Borhat Higher Secondary School, Borhat New High school, Borhat Jatiya Vidyalaya, Sankardev Shisu Niketon, Borhat Mojolia Vidyalaya (Sokolia), and Borhat B.P.B.M college.There is a branch of State Bank of India (SBI) situated in middle of its region. It also has an Assam Gramin Vikash Bank (AGVB) branch. There is also a post office and a primary health centre serving the area.


Charaideo was the first permanent capital of the Ahom kingdom established by the first Ahom king Chao Lung Siu-Ka-Pha in 1253 CE. Even though the capital moved to other places over the course of the 600 years of rule, Charaideo remained the symbol of Ahom power. It is now known for its collection of maidam's, tumuli of the Ahom kings and Ahom royalty.

It is about 30 km from Sibsagar town of Assam, India.

Moran Mahila Mahavidyalaya

Moran Mahila Mahavidyalaya, established in 1992, is a general degree women's college situated at Moran, in Charaideo district, Assam. This college is affiliated with the Dibrugarh University. This College offers bachelors degree courses in arts.

Sivasagar district

Sivasagar district (Pron: or ), formerly known as Sibsagar, is one of the 32 districts of Assam state in Northeast India. Sivasagar city is the administrative headquarters of this district. This historic place is also known for its rich biodiversity. The districts covers an area of 2668 square kilometers (of the total area of 78438 square kilometers of Assam). The district comprises two sub-divisions – Sivasagar and Nazira. The district of Sivasagar lies between 26.45°N and 27.15°N latitudes and 94.25°E and 95.25°E longitudes. The district is bounded by the Brahmaputra River to the north, Nagaland to the south, the Charaideo district to the east and the Jhanji River to the west. The Sivasagar district has acquired its distinct identity due to the co-existence of different races, tribes, languages and cultures.


Sonari (IPA: ˈsəʊnɑːrɪ) is a district Headquarter, mid-size town and a municipal board in newly announced Charaideo district ( by Chief Minister Mr. Tarun Gogoi on 15 August 2015) in the Indian state of Assam.

Sonari College

Sonari College, established in 1970, is a general degree college situated at Sonari, in Charaideo district, Assam. This college is affiliated with the Dibrugarh University. This College offers bachelor's degree courses in science and arts.

Upper Assam Division

Upper – Assam is an administrative division of the state of Assam comprising the undivided Lakhimpur and Sivasagar (previously, Sibsagar) districts, of the upper reaches of the Brahmaputra valley. The other divisions are: Lower – Assam, North Assam and Hills and Barak Valley. The division is under the jurisdiction of a Commissioner, stationed at Jorhat.

Consisting of 7 districts initially, the Upper – Assam division now contains 9 districts, that includes Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Dhemaji, Golaghat, Charaideo, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Sivasagar, and Tinsukia. While Charaideo and Majuli are the newest districts that were raised to district status in 2016, Golaghat and Tinsukia are the biggest districts in terms square kilometre area in the region, raised to the district status in the years of 1987 and 1989 respectively.Dibrugarh,1 Golaghat2 and Jorhat3 are also the oldest recognised and constantly inhabited urban centres (municipal areas) in the region based on the earliest years of formation of the civic bodies, constituted before the Indian independence of 1947.An extended list of Upper – Assam region also includes the districts of Sonitpur, Karbi Anglong & Nagaon. The region is the most productive part of the state of Assam, which is rich in natural resources like coal, oil and natural gas as well as tea plantations.

Dhubri, Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon, Goalpara, Darrang, Morigaon, Baksa, Udalguri, Chirang, Kamrup, Barpeta & Nalbari come under Lower – Assam.

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