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Agartala is the 113th most populous city in India with a total population of 4,00,004. Agartala is a city in the West Tripura district of West Bengal and the highest employment in the district is in Agriculture, Jute, Natural Fibre, Handicraft, Wooden Furniture and other household industries. The district has 39% of the workforce employed in the Agricultural Sector, 57% in the Industrial Sector and the remaining 4% are Household workers. The river Haora flows through the city of Agartala and remains flooded with water during the time of monsoon. The major field crops produced are Rice, Maize, Potato, Pulses, Mustard, Wheat. Apart from these, horticultural crops like Cucurbits, Tomato, Mango, Pineapple, Brinjal, Jackfruit, Cabbage, Cauliflower etc. are also produced. Perched on the banks of River Haora, the capital city of Tripura-Agartala- entices sightseers with its past splendor. The name Agartala derives from the words Agar and tala, a reference to the density of Agarwood trees in the region. The Agar tree was historically referenced in the story of the great king Raghu who tied up his Elephants feet to an Agar tree on the banks of River Lauhitya. Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur is called the founder of the planned city of Agartala. He had gone for a tour in the United Kingdom and after returning to his kingdom he decided that he would make Agartala the mini UK. It was during the 1940s when the town area was re-organized in a planned manner with new roads and a market building making it comfortable for the people. Chitrarath, Drikpati, Dharmapha, Loknath Jivandharan were the important kings during the time of B.C. in Agartala. The Nobel laureate Indian (Bengali) poet Rabindranath Tagore or Robindronath Thakur visited the city more than once and also built a house that still exists. The historical book Rajmala contains all incidents and the historal stories of Agartala.