The name 'Lakhimpur' is believed to have come from word “Lakshmi”, the Hindu goddess of Wealth and Prosperity. The word “pur” has two meanings—first one is “full”, so 'Lakhimpur' means 'full of paddy'. The second meaning is "City", so 'Lakhimpur' means 'The City of Wealth and Prosperity'. Besides, the district has alluvial soil which is very fertile. Also fish, vegetables, milk etc. were abundant.
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A beautiful place on Mother Nature's lap, located in the north-east corner of the Indian State of [[Assam]], the district of Lakhimpur lies on north bank of the mighty river [[Brahmaputra]]. It is bounded on the north by Lower Subansiri and Papumpare Districts of the state of [[Arunachal Pradesh]] and on the east by [[Dhemaji District]]. [[Majuli]], the largest river-island belonging to [[Jorhat District]] is on the south and [[Gohpur]] sub division of [[Sonitpur District]] is on the West. The [[Brahmaputra]] is navigable for steamers in all seasons as far as [[Dibrugarh]], in the rainy season as far as [[Sadiya]]; its navigable tributaries within the district are the Subansiri, Ranganadi and Dikrong. The exact location of the district is 26.48’ and 27.53’ northern latitude and 93.42’ and 94.20' east longitude (approx.).