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Bijanbari

Bijanbari
Mini-Town
Bijanbari is located in West Bengal
Bijanbari
Bijanbari
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 27°02′N 88°07′E / 27.04°N 88.11°E / 27.04; 88.11
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictDarjeeling
Elevation760 m (2,490 ft)
Languages
 • OfficialNepali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Lok Sabha constituencyDarjeeling
Vidhan Sabha constituencyDarjeeling

Bijanbari (Nepali: बिजनबारी) is a small town lying to the east of Darjeeling in the state of West Bengal, India. It is a place of importance in Darjeeling district mainly because of the Block Divisional Office and a Hydel Power Plant. T

Geography

Bijanbari lies in a valley at an altitude of 760 m above sea level. The Little Rangeet River (Chota Rangeet) flows near this town. It came to limelight because of give away of bridge over Rangeet River on 22 Oct 2011. 33 People died and several injured.

Administration

Bijanbari is the headquarters of the Darjeeling Pulbazar development block. Bijanbari has Rural Hospital between Bijanabri Bazar and Pul Bazar. Bijanbari has Rural Library located at Center of Bijanbari Bazar and the nearest police station is at Pulbazar-Bijanbari.

Agriculture

Agriculture is the main industry in Bijanbari and the surrounding areas. The valley produces potatoes, cardamom, rice, maize, millets, peas, beans, squash, cauliflower, cabbages, tomatoes and oranges.

Education

Bijanbari has three private schools and a government-run school up to the 12th standard. Bijanbari has one college Bijanbari College, which is affiliated to the University of North Bengal. It was started in October 1995.

Government School - Vidyasagar Higher Secondary School.

Private Schools - Little Rangit English School, Vidya Jyoti Academy and SAPTARSHI ACADEMY.

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