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Mekhliganj (community development block)

Mekhliganj

মেখলিগঞ্জ সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Mekhliganj is located in West Bengal
Mekhliganj
Mekhliganj
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 26°21′N 88°55′E / 26.35°N 88.92°E / 26.35; 88.92
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictCooch Behar
Government
 • TypeCommunity development block
Area
 • Total288.64 km2 (111.44 sq mi)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total132,859
 • Density460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Lok Sabha constituencyJalpaiguri
Vidhan Sabha constituencyMekliganj
Websitecoochbehar.gov.in

Mekhliganj (community development block) is an administrative division in Mekhliganj subdivision of Cooch Behar district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Mekhliganj and Kuchlibari police stations serve this block. Headquarters of this block is at Changrabandha.[1][2]

Geography

Mekhliganj is located at 26°21′N 88°55′E / 26.35°N 88.92°E / 26.35; 88.92.

Mekhliganj community development block has an area of 288.64  km2.[2]

Gram panchayats

Gram panchayats of Mekhliganj block/ panchayat samiti are: Bagdokra Fulkadabri, Bhotbari, Changrabandha, Jamaldaha, Kuchlibari, Niztaraf, Ranirhat and Uchalpukuri.[3]

Demographics

As per 2011 Census of India Mekliganj CD Bloc had a total population of 155,250, of which 150,767 were rural and 4,483 were urban. There were 80,052 males and 75,198 females. Scheduled Castes numbered 110,595 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 1918.[4]

Literacy

As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Mekhliganj CD Block was 92,803, out of which 52,956 were males and 39,847 were females.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Cooch Behar district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-03-20.
  2. ^ a b "Census of India 2001, Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal, Table - 4". Cooch Behar District (03). Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved 2012-04-12.
  3. ^ "Relation between Blocks & Gram Panchayats (GPs)". Cooch Behar District Administration. Retrieved 2011-03-20.
  4. ^ a b "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 10 August 2015.