North Tripura district

North Tripura is an administrative district in the state of Tripura in India. The district headquarters are located at Dharmanagar. The district occupies an area of 1422.19 km² and has a population of 693,947 (as of 2011).

North Tripura
District
River scene in North Tripura
River scene in North Tripura
North Tripura district
Location in Tripura
Coordinates: 24°20′N 92°01′E / 24.333°N 92.017°E / 24.333; 92.017Coordinates: 24°20′N 92°01′E / 24.333°N 92.017°E / 24.333; 92.017
CountryIndia
StateTripura
SeatDharmanagar
Area
 • Total1,422.19 km2 (549.11 sq mi)
Elevation
29 m (95 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total693,947
 • Density490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-TR
Websitehttp://northtripura.nic.in/

HistoryEdit

The territory occupied by North Tripura district was part of the princely state of Tripura until 9 September 1949, when it was merged with the Union of India. The district came into existence on 1 September 1970, when the entire state was divided into three districts. On 14 April. 1995 Dhalai district was carved out from this district. Tripura was divided into four districts but with effect from 21 January 2012 four more new districts was divided making a total of eight districts in the state.

DivisionsEdit

Administrative divisionsEdit

North Tripura is divided into three sub-divisions:

Name Headquarters Blocks Location
Dharmanagar Dharmanagar Panisagar
Kadamtala
Kailashahar Kailashahar Gaur Nagar
Kumarghat
Kanchanpur Kanchanpur Dasda
Pecharthal
Damcherra
Jampui Hill

Subdivision & Blocks. There are 3 nos of Sub-Division and 8 nos of Blocks under North Tripura District.

Political constituenciesEdit

There are eleven assembly constituencies in this district: Pabiachhara, Fatikroy, Chandipur, Kailasahar, Kadamtala-Kurti, Bagbassa, Dharmanagar, Jubarajnagar, Panisagar, Pencharthal and Kanchanpur.

North Tripura district is in the Lok Sabha constituency of Tripura East, which is shared with Dhalai and South Tripura districts.

VillagesEdit

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2011 census total population of the District is 693,947. 12% of the total population of Tripura. The overall literacy assessment survey (LAS) conducted by SLMA-2016, the literacy rate 97.22% ( Male : 97.34% & Female : 96.79%) & the Sex ratio is 967/1000 (F/M) (State 960/1000) as per population census-2011.

Flora and faunaEdit

In 1988 North Tripura district became home to the Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary, which has an area of 0.85 km².[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Indian Ministry of Forests and Environment. "Protected areas: Tripura". Archived from the original on 25 March 2012. Retrieved 25 September 2011.

External linksEdit