Goalpara district's headquarters is Goalpara, Assam, India. Goalpara district was created in the year 1983.
Goalpara district is situated 134 kilometres to the west of Guwahati.Goalpara is located on the bank of the river Brahmaputra.
The name Goalpara came from the word "Gwaltippika" means Guwali village, or The village of the milk men and "para" means village.
The important tourist spot of the district include: Sri Surya Pahar, heritage of three important religions of India, Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism. Dadan hill has a Shiva Temple on its top.