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Census Town
Chanchal is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Chanchal is located in India
Chanchal (India)
Chanchal is located in Asia
Chanchal (Asia)
Coordinates: 25°23′N 87°59′E / 25.39°N 87.99°E / 25.39; 87.99
Country India
StateWest Bengal
 • Total5,570
 • OfficialBengali[1][2]
 • Additional officialEnglish[1]
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationWB 83/WB 84
Lok Sabha constituencyMaldaha Uttar
Vidhan Sabha constituencyChanchal

Chanchal is a census town in Malda district in the state of West Bengal, India. It is the headquarters of the Chanchal subdivision.


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.[citation needed]


Chanchal is located at 25°23′N 87°59′E / 25.39°N 87.99°E / 25.39; 87.99.[3] Chanchal is the headquarter of the Chanchal subdivision. Also, the headquarter of the Chanchal–I CD block is here.[4]

There is an announcement that Chanchal and Gazole would be amongst the 22 new municipalities to be formed in West Bengal.[5]The matter has also been reported in the press, but till November 2018, there has been no formal announcement/ notification.[6]

Police station

Chanchal police station under West Bengal police has jurisdiction over Chanchal I and Chanchal II CD Blocks.[7][8]

CD Block HQ

The headquarters of Chanchal I CD Block is at Chanchal.[7][9][10]


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 %.[11]


Chanchal is on National Highway 31,[12]



Chanchal Super Speciality Hospital

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).[13]

Notable people


  1. ^ a b "Fact and Figures". Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  2. ^ "52nd REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR LINGUISTIC MINORITIES IN INDIA" (PDF). Ministry of Minority Affairs. p. 85. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Yahoo maps location of Chanchal". Yahoo maps. Retrieved 7 December 2008.
  4. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Malda district. Panchayats and Rural Development Department, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 26 December 2008.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Decentralisation of Governance: 22 new municipalities to come up in Bengal". All India Trinamool Congress. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  6. ^ "West Bengal to have 22 new municipalities". Outlook 11 June 2014. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  7. ^ a b "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Malda". Table 2.1, 2.2, 2.4b. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Malda District Police". Telephone Numbers. District Police. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  9. ^ "District Census Handbook: Maldah, Series 20 Part XII A" (PDF). Map of Maldah with CD Block HQs and Police Stations (on the fourth page). Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal, 2011. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  10. ^ "BDO Offices under Malda District". Department of Mass Education Extension & Library Services, Government of West Bengal. West Bengal Public Library Network. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  11. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  12. ^ Google maps
  13. ^ "Health & Family Welfare Department". Health Statistics. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 14 November 2018.