Dharmanagar is a district town and a Municipal Council in the North East of India and the North Tripura district of the state of Tripura, India. Dharmanagar is a city with extreme natural beauty. The city also has its great history regarding the several emperors who ruled the city. Earlier in the ancient times the city had a large geographical area but along time it has been reduced drastically due to partition and other reasons. The city is located in the western hemisphere of the state of Tripura. The city of Dharmanagar is very famous for its historical monuments and palaces. The city has many such historic ruins which display the ancient old history of the city.
Dharmanagar being a small town geographically the city is not so large and stretches up to 7.7 km2 in area.As per the latest measured census the population of the town of Dharmanagar was around 40,595. The climate of the city has been very stable. The city has been close to the coastal area in the south and the mountain range in the north experiences heavy rainfall. The summers and winters both are mild in the city and not so extreme.The iconic kalibari is the heart of city.
Most of the known history of Dharmanagar is derived from the ancient Rajmala scripts, which is the ancient Royal chronicles of the Kings of Tripura written in the 14th century. Initially unrecorded, it was in circulation in the ancient Kokborok language, which is the language of the Tripura Kings before it was translated and edited into Bengali in the late 14th century by Pandit Likhan Ghosh and Pandit Partha Roy, who were respected scholars of the time.The origin of the name ‘Dharmanagar’ cannot be accurately traced back in time. The Rajmala refers to at least four known ancient kings whose names include the word ‘Dharma’. So it remains a matter of speculation as to which king had lent his name to the town. Various uncovered documents however, indicate that the existence of Dharmanagar goes back deep into time. The Rajmala further indicates that the name ‘Faticuli’ was used to mean Dharmanagar back in those ancient times.
Dharmanagar is blessed with a peaceful climate most of the year. However, summer time can be excessively hot, dry, humid and interspersed with rains and thunderstorms. Winter generally starts towards the end of November and lasts until February, where the temperatures can reach very low conditions. The monsoon season in Dharmanagar starts in April during the Bengali month of Baishakh. During the monsoon season, Dharmanagar is inundated frequently due to excessive rainfall and flooding by the local rivers.
There are eight higher secondary schools in Dharmanagar. Bir Bikram Institution (BBI), DMR Girls Higher Secondary School, DNV, Chandrapur, Padmapur, Nayapara, Rajbari, Golden Valley H.S (+2 Stage) School, Holy Cross, North Point School, and Siksha Bhavan Montessori School, last four are fully taught in English language. There’s also a degree college which was called Dharmanagar Govt. Degree College(DGDC). It is the third highest ranked degree college in Tripura.Siksha Bhavan Montessori School is the Education Partner of TATA Interactive Systems and North Point School is the Education partner of MEXUS Education Pvt. Ltd. for providing Digital classes for the students. The school using the Digital Class System ‘Class Edge’ brand from the TATA Interactive Systems.