South Tripura ( Bengali: দক্ষিণ ত্রিপুরা জেলা) is an administrative district in the state of Tripura in northeastern India.
History [ edit ]
The district came into existence on 1 September 1970, when the entire state was divided in to three districts.
Geography [ edit ]
The district occupies an
area of 2152 km². The district headquarters are located at Belonia.
Divisions [ edit ]
District has three sub divisions (Belonia, Sabroom and Santirbazar).
The district resides in two Lok Sabha constituencies:
Tripura West (shared with West Tripura district) and Tripura East (shared with Dhalai and North Tripura districts).
Demographics [ edit ]
According to the
2011 census South Tripura district has a population of 875,144, roughly equal to the nation of [1 ] Fiji or the US state of [2 ] Delaware. This gives it a ranking of 471st in India (out of a total of [3 ] 640). The district has a population density of 286 inhabitants per square kilometre (740/sq mi) . [1 ] Its [1 ] population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 14.03%. South Tripura has a [1 ] sex ratio of 957 females for every 1000 males, and a [1 ] literacy rate of 85.41%. [1 ]
Flora and fauna [ edit ]
In 1987, South Tripura district became home to the Trishna
Wildlife Sanctuary, which has an area of 195 square kilometres (75 sq mi). It is also home to the Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary, which was established in 1988 and has an area of 390 square kilometres (150 sq mi). [4 ] [4 ]
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