Sonitpur West Forest Division is situated between 25054’15” to 2606’45” North longitude and 91030’27” to 91010’42” East latitude, covering a total geographic area of 4,345 sq. km, (FSI,2011)
Sonitpur West Division was created from erstwhile Darrang West Division with effect from 1st April 1993. The Sonitpur West Division is a narrow strip of almost plain land lying in between the Himalayan foothills in the north and the Brahmaputra River in the south All the Reserved Forests (RFs) and the Proposed Reserve Forest (PRF) of this working plan lies within the geographical limit of 920 20’ 920 52’ East Longitude and 260 30’ to 270 North Latitude.
The Sonitpur West Division forms the part of the Tezpur Sub-Division of Sonitpur District extending from the Jia-Bharali River in the east and the Pachnoi River in the West. The major belt of forests is situated on the Northern part of the district, along the interstate boundary between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. All the R.Fs. except the Bhomoraguri and the Singri Hills are drained by numerous streams which are mainly perennial in nature.
The main belt of forests is situated on the Northern part of the district, along the interstate boundary between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh whereas Bhomoraguri RF and Singri Hills RF are situated in the north of the river Brahmaputra. The isolated Garumari RF is situated along with the Salonibari area of the Tezpur airport and lies along the north bank of the Mura Belsiri River.The Bhojkhowa PRF is situated between the southern bank of the Brahmaputra River and the northern boundary of the Nagaon District in the portion between the Silghat Nala in the East and Sullung Chariali in the West.