Goalpara district is an administrative district of the Indian state of Assam. It was a princely state ruled by the Koch kings and the then ruler of the undivided kingdom. The name of the district Goalpara is said to have originally derived from 'Gwaltippika' meaning 'Guwali village'. The district came under British rule in 1765. Before this, the area was under the control of the Koch dynasty. In 1826 the British accessed Assam and Goalpara and were annexed to the North-East Frontier in 1874, along with the creation of district headquarters at Dhubri.
Goalpara is dotted with numerous religious places of which some are of historical importance. Surya Pahar is a significant site as it boasts to be the confluence point of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism. Here lies several Shiva Lingas made of granite.
Its total area is 1824 km2.
There are a total of 2 sub-districts in Goalpara.
There are a total of 829 villages in this district.
There are a total of 11 towns in this district.
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