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Tripura

Administration
Full nameTripura
Native name 
CountryIndia
Established21 January 1972
Government
CapitalAgartala
GovernorD Y Patil
Chief MinisterManik Sarkar (CPI(M))
LegislatureUnicameral (60 seats)
Parliamentary constituency2
High CourtGauhati High Court
Geography
Total Area4049.8 sq mi (10491.69 km2)
Area rank26th
Demography
Total Population3671032 (21st) (2011)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+05:30)
ISO 3166 codeIN-TR
HDI(+) 0.608 (medium)
HDI rank23rd (2005)
Literacy87.75% (4th)
Official languagesBengali, Kokborok

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Tripura ( Tripura) is a state in North-East India, with an area of . It is the third smallest state of India, according to area. Tripura is surrounded by Bangladesh on the north, south, and west. The Indian states of Assam and Mizoram lie to the east. The capital is Agartala and the main languages spoken are Bengali and Kokborok. It was formerly an independent Tripuri kingdom and was merged with independent India on 15 October 1949 by the Tripura Merger Agreement. It was also known as "Hill Tippera" (anglicized version of Tipra) during the British Raj period and has a history of over 2500 years and 186 kings.


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