South Tripura district

Coordinates: 23°32′N 91°29′E / 23.533°N 91.483°E / 23.533; 91.483
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South Tripura
দক্ষিণ ত্রিপুরা জেলা
South Tripura district
Location in Tripura
Coordinates: 23°32′N 91°29′E / 23.533°N 91.483°E / 23.533; 91.483
 • Total1,514.3 km2 (584.7 sq mi)
26 m (85 ft)
 • Total453,079
 • Density300/km2 (770/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-TR
A Hindu temple in Udaipur

South Tripura (Bengali: দক্ষিণ ত্রিপুরা জেলা) is an administrative district in the state of Tripura in northeastern India.


The district came into existence on 1 September 1970, when the entire state was divided into three districts.[citation needed]


The district occupies an area of 2,152 km2 (831 sq mi).[citation needed] The district headquarters are located at Belonia.[citation needed]


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. It is also split between seven Legislative assembly constituencies : Belonia, Hrishyamukh, Jolaibari, Manu, Rajnagar, Sabroom and Santirbazar.[1]


According to the 2011 census South Tripura district has a population of 876,001,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Fiji[3] or the US state of Delaware.[4] This gives it a ranking of 471st in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 286 inhabitants per square kilometre (740/sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 14.03%.[2] South Tripura has a sex ratio of 957 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 85.41%.[2]

Parameters Particulars
Total population 4,53,079
Male 2,34,118
Female 2,18,961
SC Population (No. and % of total population) 74,020 (16.33%)
ST Population (No. and % of total population) 1,62,463 (35.85%)
Rural Population (in lakh) 4,14,426
Urban Population (in lakh) 38,653
Population Density (Ratio) 299 per Sq. Km.
Sex Ratio 935 Female per 1000 Male
Literacy Male (in percentage) 93.39%
Literacy Female (in percentage) 79.54%
Literacy Total (in percentage) 85.09%
Total geographical area (in Sq. Km.) 1514.3 Sq. Km.

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).[5] 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).[5]


  1. ^ "District/AC Map - Chief Electoral Officer, Tripura". Archived from the original on 5 April 2014. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  3. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Archived from the original on 13 June 2007. Retrieved 1 October 2011. Fiji 883,125 July 2011 est.
  4. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Delaware 897,934
  5. ^ a b Indian Ministry of Forests and Environment. "Protected areas: Tripura". Retrieved 25 September 2011.

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