Darrang is an administrative district in the state of Assam in India. The district headquarters are located at Mangaldai.The name Darrang was derived from the Bodo word Dourang, which means 'Lilabhumi' (Playground) of Gods. According to Scholar Late Dineswar Sarma, the word Darrang came from Dawrang which means gate, as there was direct entry to Bhutan and from there to Nepal, China etc. Gradually this was known as Darrang. Darrang consists of a narrow strip of plain lying between Himalayas and Brahmaputra river in the north-west part of Assam.