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ধলাই জেলা
—  District  —
Ricefields in Dhalai
Tripura's four districts
Coordinates: 23°56′N 91°51′E / 23.933, 91.85Coordinates: 23°56′N 91°51′E / 23.933, 91.85
State Tripura
Country India
Seat Ambassa
 • Total 2,523 km2 (974 sq mi)
Elevation 84 m (276 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 307,868
 • Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-TR-DH

Dhalai (Bengali: ধলাই জেলা) is an administrative district in the state of Tripura in India. The district headquarters are located at Ambassa. As of 2011 it is the least populous district of Tripura (out of 4).[1]

History[edit | edit source]

This district came in to existence in 1995.

Geography[edit | edit source]

The district occupies an area of 2523 km².

Economy[edit | edit source]

In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Dhalai one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[2] It is the only district in Tripura currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[2]

Divisions[edit | edit source]

Dhalai shares the Lok Sabha constituency of Tripura East (shared with North Tripura and South Tripura districts.

Demographics[edit | edit source]

According to the 2011 census Dhalai district has a population of 377,988 ,[3] roughly equal to the nation of Maldives.[4] This gives it a ranking of 564th in India (out of a total of 640).[3] The district has a population density of 157 inhabitants per square kilometre (410 /sq mi) .[3] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 22.78 %.[3] Dhalai has a sex ratio of 945 females for every 1000 males,[3] and a literacy rate of 86.82 %.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme". National Institute of Rural Development. Retrieved September 27, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Maldives 394,999 July 2011 est." 

External links[edit | edit source]

Districts of Tripura
Dhalai district | North Tripura district | South Tripura district | West Tripura district

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