Belonia, India

Belonia is a town and Municipal Council in South Tripura district, Tripura, India. It is also the headquarters of South Tripura District. It is linked with Agartala (the state capital) by National Highway 8 via Udaipur and also via Rajnagar, Sonamura, Melaghar, and Bishramganj. Belonia lies on a border with Bangladesh.

Belonia
City
Belonia is located in Tripura
Belonia
Belonia
Belonia is located in India
Belonia
Belonia
Coordinates: 23°15′N 91°27′E / 23.25°N 91.45°E / 23.25; 91.45Coordinates: 23°15′N 91°27′E / 23.25°N 91.45°E / 23.25; 91.45
CountryIndia
StateTripura
DistrictSouth Tripura
Area rank2
Elevation
23 m (75 ft)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total21,176
Languages
 • Official
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Pin
799155
Telephone code03823
Vehicle registrationTR 08
Websitesouthtripura.nic.in

GeographyEdit

 
State of Tripura having 8 districts, roadways & small railway network

Belonia is located at 23°15′N 91°27′E / 23.25°N 91.45°E / 23.25; 91.45.[1] It has an average elevation of 23 metres (75 feet).

DemographicsEdit

As of 2011 India census,[2] Belonia Municipal Council has a population of 19,996. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Belonia has an average literacy rate of 95%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 54% of the males and 46% of females literate. 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.

EducationEdit

Schools:

  • Belonia Vidyapith H/S School
  • Brajendra Kishore Institution
  • Aryya Colony H/S School
  • S.B.C Nagar H/S School
  • Barpathari H/S School
  • Brindaban Royaja Para High School, Chittamara, Belonia
  • Manurmukh High School
  • Amjadnagar High School
  • Belonia Govt. English Medium H.S. School
  • Belonia Girls H.S. School
  • Satmura S.B School
  • Ganoyday S.B School
  • South Mirzapur High School
  • North Belonia High School
  • East Mirjapur High School

Colleges:

Places of interestEdit

 
Temple of Debi Raj Rajeswari.

Proposed railway stationEdit

A railway service in Belonia (code: BENA) serve up to Agartala (code: AGTL), Service started from February 2019.Right now Everyday(except Sunday) 2 Pairs of Train runs between Belonia and Agartala.[3] The station lies on the Agartala - Sabroom rail section, which comes under the Lumding railway division of the Northeast Frontier Railway. The segment from Agartala to Sabroom via Udaipur may become operational in 2020, with a proposed elevation of 39m.[4][5]

Integrated Check Post (ICP)Edit

Railway station here at border of India will have Integrated Check Post for immigration and customs and will connect Indian railway network 120 km away with Chittagong port in Bangladesh via Feni.

PoliticsEdit

Belonia assembly constituency is in the Tripura West Lok Sabha constituency.[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Belonia
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  3. ^ "BLNIA/Belonia Railway Station Map/Atlas NFR/Northeast Frontier Zone - Railway Enquiry". indiarailinfo.com. Retrieved 21 March 2017.
  4. ^ IANS (22 February 2016). "First Commercial Broad Guage [sic] Freight Train Arrives In Tripura". NDTV. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  5. ^ "TRIPURAINFO : The first news, views & information website of TRIPURA". 21 March 2016. Archived from the original on 21 March 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  6. ^ "Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies" (PDF). Tripura. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 November 2005. Retrieved 8 October 2008.