South Tripura district

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South Tripura
দক্ষিণ ত্রিপুরা জেলা
District
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Tripura's four districts
Tripura's four districts
Coordinates: 23°32′N 91°29′E / 23.533°N 91.483°E / 23.533; 91.483Coordinates: 23°32′N 91°29′E / 23.533°N 91.483°E / 23.533; 91.483
StateTripura
CountryIndia
SeatBelonia
Area
 • Total2,152 km2 (831 sq mi)
Elevation26 m (85 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total762,565
 • Density350/km2 (920/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-TR
Websitehttp://southtripura.nic.in/
Hindu temple in Udaipur

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 into 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,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Fiji[2] or the US state of Delaware.[3] This gives it a ranking of 471st in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 286 inhabitants per square kilometre (740/sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 14.03%.[1] South Tripura has a sex ratio of 957 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a 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).[4] 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  2. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Fiji 883,125 July 2011 est.
  3. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Delaware 897,934
  4. ^ a b Indian Ministry of Forests and Environment. "Protected areas: Tripura". Retrieved September 25, 2011.

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