North Cachar Hills, also known as Dima Hasao, is a district in the state of Assam, India. It is located in the southern part of Assam and shares its borders with Nagaland and Manipur. The district is named after the Cachar Hills range, which is located in the northern part of the district.
The history of North Cachar Hills can be traced back to the ancient times when the region was ruled by various tribal kingdoms. The Dimasa tribe, which is the largest tribe in the district, played a significant role in the history of the region. In the 18th century, the Dimasa kingdom was annexed by the Ahom dynasty of Assam. Later, the region came under the control of the British colonial rule and was incorporated into the province of Assam.
North Cachar Hills is a hilly district with an average elevation of 1000 meters above sea level. The district is rich in natural resources such as coal, limestone, and timber. The district is also home to several rivers, including the Barak River, Jatinga River, and the Diyung River.
The population of North Cachar Hills is predominantly tribal, with the Dimasa tribe being the largest community. Other tribes such as the Hmar, Zeme Naga, and Kuki tribes also reside in the district. Assamese and Bengali are the other languages spoken in the district, apart from the local tribal languages.
The economy of North Cachar Hills is primarily based on agriculture and forestry. The district is known for its tea plantations, which are a major source of revenue for the region. The district is also rich in minerals such as coal and limestone, which are mined for industrial purposes. The tourism industry is also a growing sector in the district.
The culture of North Cachar Hills is predominantly influenced by the local tribal communities. The Dimasa tribe, in particular, has a rich cultural heritage and is known for its traditional dance forms and music. The district is also famous for its handicrafts, which include bamboo products, cane furniture, and handwoven textiles.
North Cachar Hills is a popular tourist destination, known for its scenic beauty and cultural heritage. The district is home to several waterfalls, including the Khobak Waterfall and the Barapani Waterfall. The Jatinga Valley, located in the district, is famous for its mysterious bird suicides, which occur during the monsoon season. The district is also home to several wildlife sanctuaries, including the Dima Hasao Wildlife Sanctuary and the Jatinga Bird Sanctuary. The Maibang archaeological site, which is located in the district, is an important historical site and is known for its ancient ruins and temples.
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