Facts and Interesting Points About Tripura

Interesting Points About Tripura

  • The ancient name of Tripura is Kirat Desh. Tripura is surrounded by Bangladesh on 3 sides i.e North, South, and West directions. The international border of Tripura is 856 Km long. It shares state border with Mizoram in the East and Assam in the North East.
  • Tripura became Union territory on 1 Nov 1957. The state along with Meghalaya and Manipur became a full-fledged state on 21 Jan 1972.
  • Tripura is the 3rd smallest state in India with a land area of 10486 square Km.
  • During British rule, there were two main regions of the state – Tiperra District and Hill Tiperra. After Partition of India, Tiperra District comes under Bangladesh.
  • National Highway-8 (NH-8) is a major connecting route between Tripura with the rest of India.
  • Tripura is called the ‘Home of Bamboo’. In January 2022 India’s first bamboo park has been set up in the state.
  • According to the 2011 census, with a literacy rate of 87.75%, Tripura is the fourth most literate state in India.
  • Tripureswari Temple is one among the 51 Shakti Peeth’s present in Tripura.0
  • One of the two lake palaces of India is present in the Rudrasagar lake of Tripura. The name of the palace is Neer Mahal.
  • Unakoti Hill is a famous tourist attraction that contains huge ancient etched rock images of Hindu Gods that date back to 7th – 9th century.
  • The famous music composer SD Burman and RD Burman are native to Tripura.
  • Indian artistic gymnast Dipa Karmakar hailed from Tripura.

More Informations About Tripura

General Details About Tripura

Statehood 21 January 1972
Capital Agartala
Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya
Chief Minister Manik Saha
Chief Justice Indrajit Mahanty
Districts 8
Area (km2) 10,491.69
Lok Sabha Seats 2
Rajya Sabha Seats 1
State Legislative Assembly Seats 60
Official Languages Bengali, Kokborok

State Symbols of Tripura

State Animal Phayre’s Langur
State Bird Green Imperial Pigeon
State Tree Agar
State Flower Nageswar

Demography of Tripura

Population (2011 Census) 36,71,032
Population Density (per km2) 350
Sex ratio (Females per 1000 males) 961
Literacy Rate (%) 87.7
Per Capita Income (₹) 112,849

Forest & Wildlife Reserves in Tripura

  1. Wildlife Sanctuary
  2. Clouded Leopard National Park
  3. Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary
  4. Gomati Wildlife Sanctuary
  5. Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary
  6. Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary

Major Rivers in Tripura

  1. Longai
  2. Feni
  3. Dhalai
  4. Howrah
  5. Muhuri
  6. Burima
  7. Khowai
  8. Juri
  9. Manu
  10. Gomati

Important Mountains in Tripura

  1. Jampui Hills
  2. Jari Mura Mountain

Agriculture in Tripura

Major Crops Rice, Wheat, Maize, Sugarcane, Cowpea, Ground nut, Potatoes, Sesame
Cash Crops Cotton, Jute, Tea, Rubber, Mesta
Fruits Pineapple, Oranges, Cashewnut, Jackfruit, Coconut

Mineral Deposits in Tripura

  1. Limestone
  2. Glass Sands
  3. Plastic Clay
  4. Hard Rock

Airports in Tripura

  1. Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport (Agartala)

Traditional Dances in Tripura

  1. Cheraw Dance
  2. Hozagiri Dance
  3. Hai-Hak Dance
  4. Garai Dance
  5. Wangala Dance
  6. Bijhu Dance
  7. Lebang Boomani Dance
  8. Sangrai Dance

Art and Crafts of Tripura

  1. Cane and Bamboo Handicrafts
  2. Handloom

Regional Festivals Tripura

  1. Pilak Festival
  2. Asokastami Festival
  3. Diwali Mela
  4. Garia Puja
  5. Neermahal Water Festival
  6. Tirthamukh Mela / Poush Sankranti
  7. Kharchi Mela

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