Baksa is a district in the state of Assam. Baksa district is one of the 27 districts of Assam. Mushalpur town is the headquarters of the district. It is bounded by Bhutan in the north, Udalguri district in the east, Barpeta, Nalbari and Kamrup districts in the south and Chirang district in the west. Area of the district is 2400 sq km. The population of the district is 8,62, 560 (2001 census). Baksa district was created in October 2003 while it started functioning from 1 June 2004. Major part of the world famous Manas National Park is located in this district. The park is famous for its Wild Water Buffaloes and Golden Langurs. he district has three sub-divisions: Mushalpur, Salbari and Tamulpur. These sub-divisions are further divided into 13 revenue circles. Three Vidhan Sabha constituencies of this district are Tamulpur, Barama and Chapaguri. All of these are part of Kokrajhar Lok Sabha constituency.