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17 Facts About Agartala
Agartala is a derivative of two words, namely agar, a valuable perfume and incense tree of genus Aquilaria, and the suffix tala, meaning underneath, a reference to the density of agarwood trees in the region.
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The Agartala Municipality was established during the reign of Maharaja Bir Chandra Manikya within an area of 3 square miles having a population of only 875 by a royal proclamation in the last part of 1871.
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Agartala had gone on a tour to the United Kingdom and was so impressed at the architecture that he started planning similar township in Agartala.
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Agartala had a different type of history from the earlier times of the epic days as it was a princely state and was connected with Bangladesh.
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Agartala is situated on a plain land along the Haora River, although the city extends to the low-lying hills on its northern parts.
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Agartala has emerged as one of the fastest-growing cities in the northeastern region of India today.
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Consumption patterns of the residents of Agartala have evolved considerably since the expansion of the city and the corresponding rise in population; previously, major consumption took place once a year, during Durga puja, while during the rest of the year consumption took place largely only for special occasions.
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Agartala is known for its tribal festivals like Kharchi, and Garia Puja.
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Agartala is connected to other cities in India by air via Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport.
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Agartala is well connected by road to other parts of Tripura state.
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Since 2008, Agartala has been connected to other cities in India by the Agartala Railway Station situated at Dukli.
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Agartala is the second capital city in the northeast which is connected to the country's railway network.
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Gauge conversion work up to Agartala was completed by the end of March 2016, and railway traffic between Agartala and Silchar began.
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Prominent primary and secondary schools of Agartala include the St Paul's School, Agartala which has an aim to teach students who are apart of the Christian Faith.
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