Golaghat district is an administrative district in the state of Assam in India. Golaghat was raised to the position of a district of Assam on 15 August 1987, when it was split from the Sibsagar district. The district headquarters are located at Golaghat. The name 'Golaghat' originated from the markets established by a business class of people called Marwari during the middle of the 19th century at the bank of the river Dhansiri in the vicinity of the district headquarters.
Golaghat district has something for everyone. The district is home to the famed Kaziranga National Park which is known for a good population of one-horned rhinos. Wildlife enthusiasts can enjoy a safari here. Amongst other sightseeing places in Golaghat is a hot water spring at Nambiar Reserve Forest.
Its total area is 3502 km2.
There are a total of 6 sub-districts in Golaghat.
There are total of 1125 villages in this district.
There is only 1 town in this district.
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