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Agartala
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Tripura • India
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 Agartala 
Coordinates: 23.50° N 91.25° E
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area
Elevation
58.84 km² (23 mi²)
• 12.80 m (42 ft)
District(s) West Tripura
Population
Density
367,822 (2004)
• 6,251/km²
Codes
Postal
• Telephone
Vehicle

• 799001
• +91 (0)381
• TR

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Agartala pronunciation  (Bengali: আগরতলা) is the capital of the Indian state of Tripura. It lies on the Haora River and is located 2 km from Bangladesh. It has several temples and palaces. The population of Agartala was 367,822 in 2004. Image File history File links Agartala. ... Bengali or Bangla (বাংলা, IPA: ) is an Indo-Aryan language of the eastern Indian subcontinent, evolved from Prakrit, Pāli and Sanskrit. ... Tripura   (Bengali: ত্রিপুরা, Hindi: त्रिपुरा) is a state in North East India. ... The Haora river flows through the city of Agartala, it is the major river which flows in the Sadar subdivision of the Western District of Tripura. ... Temple of Hephaestus, an Doric Greek temple in Athens with the original entrance facing east, 449 BC (western face depicted) For other uses, see Temple (disambiguation). ... The quintessential medieval European palace: Palais de la Cité, in Paris, the royal palace of France. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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History

The Capital Agartala was founded in 1838 AD by Maharaja Krishna Kishore Manikya (1830-49 AD).The Agartala Municipality was instituted in 1871 AD during the reign of Maharaja Chandra Manikya (1862-96 AD). The 1st British Political Agent, Mr. A.W.B. Power appointed for hill Tipprah in 1871 AD, was offered the honour of being the Chairman of the Agartala Municipality. The municipality located at the crossing of Latitude N 23 –50` and Longitude E 91-17` covering 3 km². Area during that period.

Agartala

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Geography and climate

Agartala is located at 23.84° N 91.28° E[1]. It has an average elevation of 16 metres (52 feet). The metre (or meter, see spelling differences) is a measure of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ...


The city is situated in a plain along the Haora River, though the city also extends to the low lying hills on its northern parts. The Haora river flows through the city of Agartala, it is the major river which flows in the Sadar subdivision of the Western District of Tripura. ...


Agaratala has a pleasant climate throughout the year with no extremes of temperature.

  • Summer : (Mar to Jun) - Warm
  • Monsoon: (Jul to Sep) - Warm and humid
  • Winter : (Oct to Feb) - Cold

Demographics

As of 2001 India censusGRIndia, Agartala had a population of 189,327. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Agartala has an average literacy rate of 85%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 52% of the males and 48% of females literate. 8% of the population is under 6 years of age. 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of the Volunteer The United Nations Year of Dialogue Among Civilizations Events January January 1 - A black monolith measuring approximately nine feet tall appears in Seattles Magnuson Park, placed by an anonymous... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ...

Street after rain
Street after rain

Image File history File links Size of this preview: 390 × 600 pixels Full resolution (766 × 1178 pixel, file size: 642 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Agartala, Tripura, street after rainfall. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 390 × 600 pixels Full resolution (766 × 1178 pixel, file size: 642 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Agartala, Tripura, street after rainfall. ...

Neighbourhoods

See List of Agartala localities


Agartala city consists of many Paras, which means villages or localities in the local language. Each neighbourhood or Para is usually a municipal ward or division also. The major areas of the city are: Para is Bengali language means a neighbourhood/ locality, usually characterised by a strong sense of community. ... Para is Bengali language means a neighbourhood/ locality, usually characterised by a strong sense of community. ...

These areas are further subdivided into residential blocks, such as Banamalipur is divided into North Banamalipur, Madhya Banamlipur, South Banamalipur, etc. Krishnanagar is the heart of Agartala city. ... Banamalipur is a locality in Agartala city. ... Dhaleshwar is a locality in Agartala, Tripura. ... Shibnagar is a locality in Agartala, Tripura Categories: | ... Ramnagar may refer to: Ramnagar, Agartala Ramnagar, Madhya Pradesh Ramnagar, Uttaranchal Ramnagar, Uttar Pradesh Ramnagar, West Bengal Category: ... Joynagar can refer to: Joynagar, Agartala Joynagar, Kolabagan Category: ... Kunjaban is a census town in West Tripura district in the Indian state of Tripura. ... Banamalipur is a locality in Agartala city. ...

Agartala Mayday celebration
Agartala Mayday celebration

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Extensions

From 2004 onwards the Agartala Municipal Council has further been extended taking 16 No.of Grams of Dukli R.D.Block,7 No. of Grams of Mohanpur R.D.Block and 2 No.of Grams of Jirania R.D.Block with area of 42.83 sq.k.m. and 1,78,495 nos.of population in addition to the 16 km² and population of 200,000 in 2001 census.[2][3] The Agartala Municipal Council is the municipal body which governs and maintains the city of Agartala. ...


City Administration

The Agartala city is managed by the Agartala Municipal Council, AMC, which divides the city into many wards and each ward has an elected ward representative or municipal councillor. The Agartala Municipal Council is the municipal body which governs and maintains the city of Agartala. ...


For postal administration also the city is divided into various postal zones. See List of Agartala PIN for further information. List of the Postal Index Number (PIN) Codes of Agartala city, the capital of Tripura, India. ...


Economy

The city is the state capital so most of the population is employed in the state & central Government and other Government owned enterprises, such as ONGC, BSNL, etc. ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited) (incorporated on June 23, 1993) is a public sector petroleum company in India. ... Logo BSNL or Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited is Indias largest Communication Service Provider (CSP), and seventh largest in the world. ...


There is a wide variety of private enterprises also and the main business area of the city Gol Bazaar and Kaman Chowmuhani area which has a huge conglomeration of shops, bazaars, banks, etc.


Demography and culture

The city mainly consists of Bengalis and Bengali Culture and Bengali language predominates the city. The main festivals of city such as Durga Puja and Saraswati puja reflect the influence of the culture of the Bengalis. The Bengali people are the ethnic community from Bengal (divided between India and Bangladesh) on the Indian subcontinent with a history dating back four millennia. ... Bengali or Bangla (বাংলা, IPA: ) is an Indo-Aryan language of the eastern Indian subcontinent, evolved from Prakrit, Pāli and Sanskrit. ... Durga Puja (Bengali: দুর্গাপুজা Durgā Pūjā) is the biggest festival of Bengali Hindus. ... For the Vedic river, see Saraswati River. ...


There is a growing population of the Tripuri people in the city. Tripuri childrens in traditional attire grouping up for song presentation A beautiful and colourful pattern of rigwnai. ...


Transport

National Highway 44 connects Agartala to Assam and rest of India by road.
Agartala is also connected by air - the modernised Agartala Airport connects it to other cities in India. Assam   (Assamese: অসম Ôxôm) is a north eastern state of India with its capital at Dispur, a part of Guwahati. ... Agartala Airport Agartala Airport serves Agartala, Tripura. ...


Agartala is well connected by road to other parts of Tripura state. National highway 44 has been extended to south, thus improving the road connectivity between Agartala & south Tripura. Buses jeeps trekkers & SUVs are the most popular public carriers, and cars vans are usually used for private hire.


The main mode of transport within the city consists of a vivid network of cycle rickshaws, auto rickshaws and buses. A rickshaw and its driver wait for a fare in Bandung, Indonesia Rickshaw in Hamburg. ... Passengers and drivers meet at this auto rickshaw stand in Chennai. ...


Education

Agartala has a lot of educational institutions, schools and colleges and also a university.


The major institutes of Higher learning are:

Tripura University is the Main Public State University of the Indian state of Tripura. ... Maharaja Bir Bikram College aka MBB college is the oldest degree college of the Indian state of Tripura, imparting general education in the streams of Science, Commerce and Humanities. ... NIT Agartala was previously Tripura Engineering College and has been upgraded to NIT in 2006. ... Tripura Engineering College is the only Degree Level Engineering College in the state of Tripura set up with the intention of providing technical education to the aspiring and eligible candidates of the state and the region. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...

Sports

Agartala has a good sporting tradition, with many sports and games being played. Especially favourite is football (soccer) with its own city football league with clubs from various neighborhoods and localities. Tripura has a state team which plays in the Eastern division of the Ranji Trophy Championship, the National Cricket competition of India. Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


The main stadiums are the Badarghat Stadium, College Tilla Cricket Stadium and the Umakanta Academy Football Stadium.


Places of interest

Ujjayanta Palace
Ujjayanta Palace
  • College Tilla - Maharaja Bir Bikram College, Tripura University buildings, football ground, international cricket stadium, picturesque lush landscapes & serene natural lakes.
  • Ujjayanta Palace - Palace of the Tripura kings, now converted to state legislative assembly.
  • Jagannath temple - Hindu temple of Vaishnava school of thought.
  • Umamaheswar temple - Hindu temple of Shaiva & Shakta schools of thought.
  • Venuban Vihar
  • Budhha Mandir
  • Ravindra Kanan
  • State Museum
  • Puratan Agartala

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Maharaja Bir Bikram College aka MBB college is the oldest degree college of the Indian state of Tripura, imparting general education in the streams of Science, Commerce and Humanities. ... Tripura University is the Main Public State University of the Indian state of Tripura. ...

References

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Agartala
  2. ^ Agartala Municipality Statistics
  3. ^ Agartala Statistics and future outlook

External links

  • About AMC
  • Agartala travel guide from Wikitravel
  • Are you looking for Sylheti Man or Woman for Marriage
  • Agartala Horti Agriculture Government Offices
  • Weather statistics at Weather.co.uk
  • Agartala on GlobalGuide.Org


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