Agartala is the capital of the Indian state of Tripura as well as the second largest city in North-east India after Guwahati, both in municipal area and population. The city is the seat of the Government of Tripura. Agartala is one of the fastest developing cities of India. Agartala is a component of two words, namely "Agar", a kind of oily valuable perfume tree, and the suffix "tala", a storehouse. The city is governed by the Agartala Municipal Corporation.