19 Facts About Tripura


Tripura has the highest number of primate species found in any Indian state.

FactSnippet No. 1,091,774

An ancient name of Tripura is Kirat Desh, probably referring to the Kirata Kingdoms or the more generic term Kirata.

FactSnippet No. 1,091,775

Tripura became a princely state during British rule in India.

FactSnippet No. 1,091,776

Udaipur, in the south of Tripura, was the capital of the kingdom, until the king Krishna Manikya moved the capital to Old Agartala in the 18th century.

FactSnippet No. 1,091,777

Tripura is bordered by the country of Bangladesh to the west, north and south; and the Indian states of Assam to the north east; and Mizoram to the east.

FactSnippet No. 1,091,778

Out of 15 free ranging primates of India, seven are found in Tripura; this is the highest number of primate species found in any Indian state.

FactSnippet No. 1,091,779

Tripura is governed through a parliamentary system of representative democracy, a feature it shares with other Indian states.

FactSnippet No. 1,091,780

The Tripura government has three branches: executive, legislature and judiciary.

FactSnippet No. 1,091,781

Tripura sends two representatives to the Lok Sabha and one representative to the Rajya Sabha .

FactSnippet No. 1,091,782

Tripura has a unique tribal self-governance body, the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council.

FactSnippet No. 1,091,783

Tripura is an agrarian state with more than half of the population dependent on agriculture and allied activities.

FactSnippet No. 1,091,784

Economy of Tripura can be characterised by the high rate of poverty, low capital formation, inadequate infrastructure facilities, geographical isolation and communication bottlenecks, inadequate exploration and use of forest and mineral resources, slow industrialisation and high unemployment.

FactSnippet No. 1,091,785

In late 2014, Tripura reached surplus electricity production capacity by using its recently discovered natural gas resources, and installing high efficiency gas turbine power plants.

FactSnippet No. 1,091,786

Many areas of Tripura have the problem of excessive iron content in groundwater requiring the installation of Iron Removal Plants .

FactSnippet No. 1,091,787

Schools in Tripura are run by the state government, TTAADC or private organisations, which include religious institutions.

FactSnippet No. 1,091,788

Tripura ranked sixth in Human Development Index among 35 states and union territories of India, according to 2006 estimate by India's Ministry of Women and Child Development; the HDI of Tripura was 0.

FactSnippet No. 1,091,789

Hindus believe that Tripura Sundari is the patron goddess of Tripura and an aspect of Shakti.

FactSnippet No. 1,091,790

Tripura had a wide collection of notable art and cultural displays.

FactSnippet No. 1,091,791

Tripura was the first Indian to win a gold medal in the men's singles tennis event of the Asian Games.

FactSnippet No. 1,091,792