As per the government decisions vide Notification No. F.4 (62)-RCC/11 , the new Khowai district with a population of 3, 71,722 and covering an Area of 1377.28 Sq.km came into existence. The district consists of two sub-divisions of Khowai and Teliamura with its headquarters located in Khowai town.
The undivided Khowai had started its administrative set up from the year 1910 A.D. under SDO, Sri Trivani Kumar Bardhan. Khowai Sub-Division when undivided was the 2nd largest Sub-Division in Tripura and also among the first 10 subdivisions in the state. It was divided into two Sub-Divisions namely Khowai and Teliamura in the year 2006. The district is flanked by Bangladesh on the north, Amarpur and Gandacharra on the south, Kamalpur & Ambassa on the east and Mohanpur and Jirania Sub Division on the west. The Atharamura range runs along the eastern side of the District while the western side is bordered by the Baramura Range. Khowai River, the primary river from which the district also takes its name, starts from its source at Nunacherra and passes through Khowai Town.
|Name of the Geographical Unit||Detail of the Geographical Unit|
|District formation date||January,2012|
|District Hedaquater||Khowai Town|
|Height from sea level||23m(75ft)|
|Area||1377.28 sq. K.M.|
|Forest Area||587.224 Sq. K.M.(Source:http://ecostat.tripura.gov.in/Khowai.pdf)|
|Climate||Khowai is situated in a plain along the Khowai River and has a monsoon influenced humid subtropical climate with large amounts of rain almost all year. The city experiences long, hot and wet summers, lasting from April to October|
|Average Rainfall||2570 mm|
|River||Khowai River (Length-70 K.M.,Originate from Longtharai Hill)|
|Surrounding Districts||Dhalai(Ambassa) District-30 K.M.,West(Agartala) District-46.6 K.M.,Gomati(Udaipur) District-87.0 K.M.|
|International Border||Bangladesh(Length of border along khowai district 61.5 K.M.)|