Majuli declared World's largest river island by Guinness World Records
By NewsX Bureau
| Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 15:43
Guwahati: Situated in the Northeastern state of Assam, Majuli was once again declared as the largest river island in the World by Guinness World Records on September 1. The river island Majuli covers an area of around 800 sq feet.
As per the Guinness World Record, the river island lost approximately one-third of its area in the last 30-40 years due to flood and soil erosion.
The island is home to at least 160,000 people belonging to people from different ethnic group. The island is an assembly constituency reserved for scheduled tribes and the present Chief Minister (CM) of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal is the present elected member from Majuli constituency.
Majuli is the centre of neo-Vaishnavite culture in Assam and has been a World Heritage Site.