The name Lakhimpur is believed to be originated from the word Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity. The district is mainly dependent upon agriculture and paddy. Paddy is regarded locally as Lakhimi. The word pur means full. Lakhimpur, therefore, means full of paddy or the place where paddies are grown abundantly. Others say that the word originated from Lakhsmi Devi, the mother of Bhuyan Raja who was the descendent of King Arimatta.
As per Lakhimpur District Gazette (1976:4), the district was notified as Lakhimpur District through a proclamation issued by the Governor-General in July 1839. On 2nd October 1971, the district was reorganized with two sub-divisions viz. Dhemaji and North Lakhimpur. Later it was again reorganized in the year 1989 with two subdivisions viz. Dhakuakhana and North Lakhimpur leaving Dhemaji as a separate district. The district was earlier regarded as ” Koliapani”.
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