the Indian Union. Initially, a part ‘C’ State, it became a centrally administered territory with the
Re-organisation of States in 1956. In 1972, Tripura attained the status of a full-fledged state.
Tripura is strategically situated between the river valleys of Myanmar and Bangladesh.
Encircled almost on three sides by Bangladesh, it is linked with Assam and Mizoram in the
The economy of Tripura is primarily dependent on agriculture. 24 per cent land is being
utilized by this sector, and 51 per cent population is dependent on agriculture for their livelihood.
Tripura is predominantly a hilly state having geographical area of 10,49,169 hectare. Amid
the undulating terrain the recently assessed land under cultivation is 2,55,241 hectares. Irrigable
land is 1,17,00 hectares.
Tripura is a small but picturesque state in the north eastern region of the country. The area is
about 10,491,69 sq km. to its north, south and south east it has an international boundary with
Bangladesh while to its east; it shares a common boundary with two states of Assam and
Mizoram. There are 19 ethnic tribes, Bengali, Manipuri and others, inhabiting this panoramic
The scenic beauty of Tripura, its rich and varied culture, archaeology and architecture, its
handloom and handicraft which is exquisite in colour, excellent in design and craftsmanship, its
verdant forests, and lakes, its excellent bracing climatic conditions, its enhancing and abounding
floral treasures and panoramic view points and above all its very hospitable ethnic population are
so attractive that anyone who visits the state once cannot resist his temptation to come oftener.
Relevant Website: www.tripura.gov.in
Governor : Kaptan Singh Chief Secretary : Dr. L. K. Gupta
Chief Minister : Biplab Kumar Deb Jurisdiction of High : High Court of
Area : 53,483 sq km Population : 1.01 crore (census
Capital : Dehradun Principal : Hindi, English,
Languages Garhwali, Kumauni