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North Tripura is an administrative district in the state of Tripura in India. The district headquarters are located at Dharmanagar. The district occupies an area of 2821 km² and has a population of 590,655 (as of 2001).

The territory occupied by North Tripura district was part of the princely state of Tripura till 9 September 1949, when it was merged with the Union of India. The district came into existence on 1 September 1970, when the entire state was divided into three districts. On 14 April. 1995 Dhalai district was carved out from this district.

According to the 2011 census North Tripura district has a population of 693,281, roughly equal to the nation of Bhutan or the US state of North Dakota.This gives it a ranking of 503rd in India (out of a total of 640).The district has a population density of 341 inhabitants per square kilometre (880/sq mi).Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 17.32%.North Tripura has a sex ratio of 967 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 88.29%.

In 1988 North Tripura district became home to the Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary, which has an area of 0.85 km².