Kokrajhar district can be described as the gateway to the northeastern region of India. Both road and rail touch this district at Srirampur before they go on to other districts in Assam and the other northeastern states. The district has a total area of 3,169.22 sq. km.
The district is bounded on the north by the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, by Dhubri district on the south, Bongaigaon district on the east and West Bengal on the west. The kingdom of Bhutan is intricately linked with the district of Kokrajhar in many vital aspects of life of the people living both in the Bhutan hills and the plains of Kokrajhar. There is hassle-free movement of the people across the international border for the purpose of business and tourism.
The colourful Bodo community comprises the majority in Kokrajhar district. It also has a sizeable Rajbongshi and Santhal population. Kokrajhar is also the headquarters of the Bodoland Autonomous Council which was created in 1993.