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Dhemaji is the headquarters of Dhemaji district, Assam, India. It is one of the remote districts of Assam.EtymologyThe town's name "Dhemaji' is believed to be derived from a combination two Assamese words "dhal" meaning flood and "dhemali" meaning "play".GeographyDhemaji is located at. It has an average elevation of 91 metres (298 feet). Dhemaji is located to the north of the river brahmaputra. To its north lies the Arunachal himalayas. To its east is the state, Arunachal Pradesh and to the west is lakhimpur, a district of Assam. It has many big and small rivers flowing through it. Some of them are Jiadhal, Gainodi, and Cemen. The river Subansiri flows by its western border.HistoryThe area of the present district was under the control of the Sutiya kings during their reign of over 400 years. 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.DemographicsIndia census, Dhemaji had a population of 11,851. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Dhemaji has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80% and, female literacy is 70%. In Dhemaji, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.EconomyIn 2006 the Indian government named Dhemaji one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is one of the eleven districts in Assam currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF). During the last 10 years Dhemaji has been witnessing rapid growth in terms of business and education. The economy of Dhemaji is based on agriculture. The prominent employment avenue apart from agriculture is the service sector (govt. jobs, school teachers). Central govt. schemes for rural development is changing the scene of the district. People now have different options to enrich themselves. The DRDA, Zilla Parishad, Gram Panchayat are flourishing income opportunities to the people as well as the office-bearers of these organizations.Add Dhemaji and other destinations in India to your travel plans using our India vacation route planner.
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