Sipahijala district

Sepahijala District is a district of Tripura, India. This district was created in January 2012 when four new districts were established in Tripura, taking the number of districts in the state from four to eight.[2] Part of the district was formed from the former district of West Tripura. The principal towns in the district are Bishalgarh, Bishramganj, Melaghar and Sonamura.

Sipahijala district
Garden of Neermahal.JPG
Forests invoking to be explored.JPG
Sipahijala district
Location in Tripura
CountryIndia
StateTripura
EstablishedJanuary 2012 (2012-01)
HeadquartersBishramganj
Area
 • Total1,043.04 km2 (402.72 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total479,975
 • Density460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Literacy98% [1]
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Websitesepahijala.nic.in

DivisionEdit

There are 3 Sub-Division in Sipahijala district. They are Bishalgarh subdivision, Sonamura Sub-division and Jampuijala subdivision.

There are 7 Blocks under Sepahijala District. They are Bishalgarh, Charilam, Nalchar (formerly Melaghar), Mohanbhog, Boxanagar, Kathalia and Jampuijala[3]

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2011 census, Sipahijala district had a population of 479,975. Khowai has a sex ratio of 955 females to 1000 males and a literacy rate of 84.78%. 10.28% of the population lives in urban areas.[4] Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes make up 82,557 (17.20%) and 115,811 (24.13%) of the population respectively.[5]

Religions in Sipahijala district (2011)[6]
Religion Percent
Hindus
72.77%
Muslims
24.59%
Christians
2.37%
Other or not stated
0.27%
Distribution of religions

Khowai had 349,260 Hindus, 118,038 Muslims and 11,399 Christians.[6]

Languages of Sipahijala district (2011)[7]

  Bengali (73.26%)
  Kokborok (23.32%)
  Others (3.42%)

At the time of the 2011 census, 73.26% of the population spoke Bengali and 23.32% Kokborok as their first language.[7]

TransportEdit

RoadwayEdit

National Highway 8 (NH 8), running from Karimganj in Assam to Sabroom in Tripura, passes through this district.[8]

RailwayEdit

Lumding–Sabroom line of Northeast Frontier Railway passes through Sipahijala district. There are two stations in the district, namely Bishramganj railway station and Bishalgarh railway station, providing connectivity to Tripura capital Agartala and Assam and other major cities of the state like Dharmanagar, Udaipur and Belonia.[9]

Places to visitEdit

There are mainly 3(Three) tourist spots[10] in Sepahijala District which are namely:-

1. Neermahal
2. Sipahijola Wildlife Sanctuary
3. Kamalasagar and Kamalasagar(Kashaba) Kali Temple

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "sepahijala district literacy". June 2019.
  2. ^ "Four new districts, six subdivisions for Tripura". CNN-IBN. 26 October 2011. Archived from the original on 26 January 2013. Retrieved 10 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Sepahijala district".
  4. ^ "District Survey Report: Sepahijala" (PDF). dste.tripura.gov.in. Department of Science Technology and Environment: Government of Tripura.
  5. ^ "District Census Handbook: West Tripura" (PDF). censusindia.gov.in. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. 2011.
  6. ^ a b "Table C-01 Population by Religion: West Tripura". censusindia.gov.in. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. 2011.
  7. ^ a b "Table C-16 Population by Mother Tongue: Uttar Pradesh". www.censusindia.gov.in. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  8. ^ "Rationalisation of Numbering Systems of National Highways" (PDF). New Delhi: Department of Road Transport and Highways. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 December 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2012.
  9. ^ "Indian Rail Info".
  10. ^ "Sepahijala district tourism".

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 23°37′58″N 91°19′11″E / 23.6327°N 91.3198°E / 23.6327; 91.3198