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Agartala is the Capital city of Tripura and the second largest city in North-East India after Guwahati. Agartala city is governed by Municipal Corporation and is situated in Tripura State/UT.
As per provisional reports of Census India, population of Agartala in 2011 is 400,004; of which male and female are 200,132 and 199,872 respectively.
Hinduism is majority religion in Agartala city with 94.09 % followers. Islam is second most popular religion in city of Agartala with approximately 4.37 % following it. In Agartala city, Christinity is followed by 0.99 %, Jainism by 0.06 %, Sikhism by 0.02 % and Buddhism by 0.02 %. Around 0.02 % stated ‘Other Religion’, approximately 0.17 % stated ‘No Particular Religion’.
Agartala is situated on a plain along the Haora River, though the city also extends to the low-lying hills on its northern parts. Agartala has a monsoon influenced Humid subtropical climate just short of being hot enough to qualify as a borderline tropical monsoonclimate. Large amounts of rain fall all year except during the dry “winter” or “cool” season. The city experiences long, hot and wet summers, lasting from April to October. Average temperatures are around 28 °C or 82.4 °F, fluctuating with rainfall. There is a short, mild winter from mid-November to early March, with mostly dry conditions and average temperatures around 18 °C (64 °F). The best time to visit is from September to February.
Agartala Airport: Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Airportis connected direct flight to other cities in India like Kolkata, Imphal, Delhi, Guwahati, Bangalore, Visakhapatnam, Coimbatore and Channai.
Roads: National Highway 8 connects Agartala to Assam and the rest of India by road, also known as the lifeline of Tripura. The highways (NH44, NH 44A) connects Agartala with Silchar (317 km), Guwahati (599 km), Shillong (499 km), Dharmanagar (200 km) and Aizawl (443 km). A bus service connects it to Dhaka (150 km), (Bangladesh).
- National Highway 44 (India): Connected to Tripura to Shillong and Mizoram (NH 44A)
- National Highway 44A (India): Connected to Tripura to Mizoram
The main mode of public transportation within the city consists of a network of cycle rickshaws, auto rickshaws and buses.
Railways: Since 2008, Agartala has been connected to other cities in India by the Agartala Railway Station. The foundation stone for the 119-km Kumarghat-Agartala railway project was laid in 1996 by former prime minister H.D.Deve Gowda. Agartala is the second capital city (after Guwahati, Assam) in the northeast which is connected to the country’s railway network.
Agartala City Census Data 2011:
|Urban Agglomeration||Only City|
|Average Literacy (%)||94.45 %||96.16 %||92.75 %|
|Not Stated||670||0.17 %|
SOURCE: CENSUS 2011 & HTTPS://EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG/WIKI/AGARTALA