|• Additional official||English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Vehicle registration||WB 83/WB 84|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Maldaha Uttar|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Chanchal|
It was the home of Raja Saratchandra Rai Bahadur, who built the Chanchal palace. The King was married to Queen Dakshyani. One part of the palace was transformed into a government college in 1969.The other part of the Palace is now Chanchal Subdivisional Court.
There is an announcement that Chanchal and Gazole would be amongst the 22 new municipalities to be formed in West Bengal.The matter has also been reported in the press, but till November 2018, there has been no formal announcement/ notification.
Chanchal has three distinct seasons: summer, winter and monsoon. In summer the temperature sometimes reaches 45 degree Celsius. Winters are generally chilled and cool and sometimes temperature goes below 3 degree Celsius. During the monsoons (between June and September), the town is lashed by moderate to heavy rains.
As per the 2011 Census of India, Chanchal had a total population of 5,570, of which 2,827 (51%) were males and 2,743 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 634(11.38 % of total population of Chanchal).Chanchal Census Town has total administration over 1,311 houses.
The total number of literates in Chanchal was 3,852 (78.04% of the population over 6 years). In Chanchal Census Town, Female Sex Ratio is of 970 against state average of 950. Moreover,Child Sex Ratio in Chanchal is around 910 compared to West Bengal state average of 956. Literacy rate of Chanchal city is 78.04 % higher than state average of 76.26 %. In Chanchal, Male literacy is around 82.00 % while female literacy rate is 73.99 %.
Chanchal Super Speciality Hospital at Chanchal Roy Para,Chanchal(with blood bank and other digital facilities) is a major medical facility. There are primary health centres in Chanchal I CD Block at Kharba (with 10 beds) and Singla (Nadishik PHC) (with 10 beds).