About District

Last Updated on: April 28, 2022


The first permanent capital of the Ahom kingdom established by the first most revered Ahom king Chao Lung Siu-Ka-Pha, Charaideo has always held a prominent place in the annals of history. The word Charaideo has been derived from three Tai Ahom words, Che-Rai-Doi. Che means City or Town, Rai means Shine or Dazzle and Doi means Hill or Mountain. In short, Charaideo means, “a shining town situated on a hill top.”

Curved out of Sivasagar district, it was created vide Govt. notification No. GAG(B) 27/01/2016 with the district headquarter located at Sonari. .Charaideo district is located on the eastern part of Sivasagar district.


It is bounded by Dibrugarh district in the North-East, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh in the South, Sivasagar Sadar Sub-Division and Nazira Sub-Division of Sivasagar district in the West. The district shares 35 km boundary with Nagaland and 27 km with Arunachal Pradesh. The main rivers flowing throughout the district are Desang, Towkak, Suffry, Timon and Teok.


The maidams situated in Charaideo make the district an attractive tourist destination. Comparable to the pyramids of Egypt, the maidams are actually burial grounds of Ahom Kings and Queens. They are substances of wonder seen-through the brilliant architecture and expertise of the artsmen and masons of Assam of the medieval era. The district also boasts of ancient ruins and relics which add to its crowning glory.

   Demographic Setup

Total Area 1069.15 sq. km.
Total Population

4,71,418 (As per 2011 Census)

Headquarter Sonari
Co-ordinates 27.0280° N, 95.0312° E
Elevation 89.6m
Forest Areas

1. Dilli Forest Reserve : 3108 Hectre

2.Abhoypur Forest reserve: 5560 Hectre 

3. Sapekhati Forest reserve: 736 Hectre

4. Diroi Forest reserve: 4776 Hectre

5. Chala Forest Reserve: 683.64 Hectre

Grazing & Grassland Area 17083 Bigha

Administrative Setup:

Revenue Circles 1. Sonari 2. Sapekhati 3. Mahmora 4. Nazira (part)
Development Blocks 1. Abhoypur (Sonari)  2. Mahmora 3. Sapekhati 4. Lakwa
Gaon Panchayats 36 numbers
Revenue Villages 327 numbers

Baruasali, Sapekhati, Abhoypur, Mahmora, Silakutu (Part), Dhopabor (Part)

Police Station 1. Mathurapur  2. Sonari  3. Sapekhati  4. Borhat  5. Charaipung  6. Namtola  7. Moranhat  8. Lakuwa 9. Kakotibari
Fire Service Station 1. Sonari  2. Borhat
Educational Blocks 2 numbers (Sonari and Sapekhati)
Tea Estates 54 numbers
Municipality Board Sonari Municipality Board
Town Committe Moran Town Commitee


Air Connectivity Mohanbari Airport,Dibrugarh (nearest) about 83 km by road from district headquarter,Sonari
Railway Connectivity 1.Simaluguri Railway Station about 32 km by road from district headquarter, Sonari  2.Bhojo Railway Station about 6.3 km by road from district headquarter, Sonari.
Road Connectivity Charaideo is well connected with Sivasagar, Dibrugarh and Mon District in Nagaland by road. The historic Dhodar Ali passes through Sonari headquarter connecting Namrup (Dibrugarh district) towards east, Simaluguri, Nazira, Joysagar (Sivasgar district) towards west. The road distance from Dispur to Sonari headquarter is about 394 kms via NH37.
Mobile Phone connectivity BSNL,Airtel, JIO, Vodafone etc.

Educational Setup

University Dibrugarh University(Nearest)
Degree Colleges

1. Sonari Commerce College

2. Borhat B.P.B.M College

3. Moran College

4.Moran Mahila Mahavidyalaya

5. Sapekhati College

6. Sonari College

Political Setup

Constituency Jorhat (HPC-12)
Legislative Assembly Constituency

1. Mahmora-105   

2. Sonari-106

Health Setup

District Hospital Sub-Divisional Civil Hospital, Rajapukhuri, Sonari
Primary Health Centres

1. Sapekhati PHC 

2. Patsaku PHC 

Dispensary Dhemaji Desangpani Dispensary
UHC Sonari Urban Health Centre