With an objective of administrative decentralization to bring government services close to people, the erstwhile South Tripura District was bifurcated in the year 2011 into present South Tripura District having its headquarter at Belonia and Gomati District having its headquarter at Udaipur.
Total geographical area of the District is 1514.322 Square Kilometers. As per Data of Census 2011, total population of the District is 4,30,499. The District consists of 3(three) Sub-Divisions, 8(Eight) Rural Development Blocks, 2(two) Municipal Councils, 1(one) Nagar Panchayat. The District has 204.487 KM International Boundary with Bangladesh. People from various communities inhabit the District. Bengali, Kok-Borok and various other native tribal languages are spoken by the people. Farming is the main occupation of people of the District.
The District is connected to State Capital through National Highway NH – 08. Railway connectivity has been extended to all three Sub-Divisions.
The District has various places of tourist attraction viz. Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary, Eden of Bison, Butterfly Park, Bardosh Eco-Park, Bharat – Bangla Maitri Uddyan, Shaheed Dhananjoy Tripura Smriti Park, Kalapania Nature Park, Island Park etc.
The Border Haat at Srinagar is the oldest Border Haat established in Tripura. Initiatives have been taken to set up a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at Jalefa, Sabroom. The construction of Feni Bridge at Sabroom is likely to be completed very soon which will improve the trans-border communication with our neighbouring Republic of Bangladesh.