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West Tripura
পশ্চিম ত্রিপুরা জেলা
—  District  —
River
River scene in Agartala, West Tripura
Tripura map.png
Tripura's four districts
State Tripura
Country India
Seat Agartala
Area
 • Total 2,997 km2 (1,157 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 1,530,531
 • Density 510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-TR-WT
Website http://westtripura.nic.in/


West Tripura (Bengali: পশ্চিম ত্রিপুরা জেলা) is an administrative district in the state of Tripura in India. The district headquarters are located at Agartala. As of 2011 it is the most populous district of Tripura (out of 4).[1]

GeographyEdit

The district occupies an area of 2997 km²

ClimateEdit

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source: IMD


DivisionsEdit

West Tripura District has five sub-divisions:

West Tripura District has 16 Blocks:

  • Mohanpur
  • Hezamara
  • Jirania
  • Mandwi
  • Bishalgarh
  • Dukli
  • Jampuijala
  • Melaghar
  • Boxanagar
  • Kathalia
  • Khowai
  • Padmabhil
  • Tulashikar
  • Kalyanpur
  • Teliamura
  • Mungiakami

Lok Sabha constituenciesEdit

West Tripura district is located in two Lok Sabha constituencies: Tripura West (shared with South Tripura district), and Tripura East (shared with South Tripura, Dhalai and North Tripura districts).

DemographicsEdit

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West Tripurans waiting in line.

According to the 2011 census West Tripura district has a population of 1,724,619 ,[2] roughly equal to the nation of The Gambia[3] or the US state of Nebraska.[4] This gives it a ranking of 281st in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 576 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,490 /sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 12.5 %.[2] West Tripura has a sex ratio of 964 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 88.91 %.[2]

Flora and faunaEdit

In 1987 West Tripura district became home to the Sipahijola Wildlife Sanctuary, which has an area of 18.5 km².[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. http://www.census2011.co.in/district.php. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. http://www.census2011.co.in/district.php. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  3. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2119rank.html. Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Gambia, The 1,797,860 July 2011 est." 
  4. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. http://2010.census.gov/2010census/data/apportionment-pop-text.php. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "Nebraska 1,826,341" 
  5. ^ Indian Ministry of Forests and Environment. "Protected areas: Tripura". http://oldwww.wii.gov.in/envis/envis_pa_network/page_tripura.htm. Retrieved September 25, 2011. 

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Coordinates: 23°55′N 91°30′E / 23.917, 91.5


Districts of Tripura
Dhalai district | North Tripura district | South Tripura district | West Tripura district



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