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(clockwise from top) Clouded Leopard National Park; Rock-cut sculptures at Unakoti; Ujjayanta Palace; Neermahal palace
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Location of Tripura
Map of Tripura
Map of Tripura
Country  India
Union territory 1 November 1956
State 21 January 1972
Capital Agartala
Most populous city Agartala
Districts 8
 • Total 10,491.65 km2 (4,050.85 sq mi)
Area rank 27th (2014)
 • Total 3,671,032
 • Rank 22nd (2014)
 • Density 349.90035/km2 (906.2377/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+05:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 code IN-TR
Vehicle registration TR-
HDI Increase 0.663 (medium)
HDI rank 6th (2014)
Literacy 87.75 % (2011)
Official languages
It was elevated from the status of Union-Territories by the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) Act 1971

Tripura (Bengali: ত্রিপুরা) is a state in Northeast India. It covers an area of 4,036 square miles (10,450 km2).It is the 3rd smallest state of India. It is bigger than Lebanon but smaller than Kosovo. The capital city is Agartala.

Political history

It is a Disputed Territory claimed as Chittagonian Plains by Bangladesh. Bangladesh says that as Tripura was an Independent Kingdom and never part of British India, the Republic of India had no right to annex the country after the death of its last King.

Provincial symbols of Tripura

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