is an administrative district
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in the state of Tripura
Tripura is a state in North-East India, with an area of . It is the third smallest state of India, according to area. Tripura is surrounded by Bangladesh on the north, south, and west. The Indian states of Assam and Mizoram lie to the east. The capital is Agartala and the main languages spoken are...
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. The district headquarters are located at Kailasahar. The district occupies an area
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of 2821 km² and has a population
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of 590,655 (as of 2001).
The territory occupied by North Tripura district was part of the princely state
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of Tripura till 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.
North Tripura is divided into three sub-divisions:
Dharmanagar is a town and a Nagar Panchayat in the North East of India and the North Tripura district of the state of Tripura, India.-History:...
Kailashahar town is the nagar panchayat and head-quarter of North Tripura district in the Indian state of Tripura located along the border with Bangladesh.-Name:...
Jampui Hills is located at an altitude of approximately 1000 metres. The summit of the Jampui Hills commands a breathtaking natural view of the towns nearby. It is in North Tripura district in the Indian state of Tripura....
Kumarghat is a town and a nagar panchayat in North Tripura district in the Indian state of Tripura.-Demographics: India census, Kumarghat had a population of 11,591. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Kumarghat has an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than the national...
There are eleven assembly constituencies
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in this district: Pabiachhara, Fatikroy, Chandipur, Kailasahar, Kadamtala-Kurti, Bagbassa, Dharmanagar, Jubarajnagar, Panisagar, Pencharthal and Kanchanpur.
North Tripura district is in the Lok Sabha
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constituency of Tripura East
Tripura East Lok Sabha constituency is one of the two Lok Sabha constituencies in Tripura state in northeastern India. The seat is reserved for scheduled tribes...
, which is shared with Dhalai and South Tripura districts.
According to the 2011 census
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has a population
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of 693,281 , roughly equal to the nation of Bhutan
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or the US state of North Dakota
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. This gives it a ranking of 503rd in India (out of a total of 640
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The district has a population density of 341 PD/sqkm . Its population growth rate
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over the decade 2001-2011 was 17.32 %. North Tripura has a sex ratio
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of 967 females
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for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate
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of 88.29 %.
Flora and fauna
In 1988 North Tripura district became home to the Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary, which has an area of 0.85 km².