|• Total||3,383 km2 (1,306 sq mi)|
|Population (census 2011 of India)|
|• Total||Almost 17 lakh|
|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|ISO 3166 code||ISO 3166-2:IN|
Alipurduar District (আলিপুরদুয়ার জেলা) is the 20th district in the state of West Bengal, India . It consists of Alipurduar municipality, Falakata municipality and six community development blocks: Madarihat–Birpara, Alipurduar–I, Alipurduar–II, Falakata, Kalchini and Kumargram. The six blocks contain 66 gram panchayats and nine census towns. The district has its headquarters at Alipurduar.It was made a district on 25 June 2014.
Apart from the Alipurduar municipality, the subdivision contains nine census towns and rural areas of 66 gram panchayats under six community development blocks: Madarihat–Birpara, Alipurduar–I, Alipurduar–II, Falakata, Kalchini and Kumargram. The nine census towns are: Paschim Jitpur, Chechakhata, Alipurduar Railway Junction, Bholar Dabri, Sobhaganj, Falakata, Jaygaon and Uttar Latabari and Uttar Kamakhyaguri.
Rural area under Madarihat–Birpara block consists of ten gram panchayats, viz. Bandapani, Hantapara, Madarihat, Totopara Ballalguri, Birpara–I, Khayarbari, Rangalibajna, Birpara–II, Lankapara and Shishujhumra. There is no urban area under this block. Madarihat and Birpara police stations serve this block. Headquarters of this block is in Madarihat.
Rural area under Alipurduar–I block consists of 11 gram panchayats, viz. Banchukamari, Parorpar, Shalkumar–I, Vivekananda–I, Chakowakheti, Patlakhawa, Shalkumar–II, Vivekananda–II, Mathura, Purba Kanthalbari and Tapsikhata. (Banchukamari G.P. is a G.P of multi race. The people of Santhali, Oraon, Madesia, Garo can be found here in large number. Besides Rajbanshi and people migrated from Bangladesh live in this G.P. There are five 1st prize owners in the field of Bhaoia Sangeet State Competition in the G.P.) Urban area under this block consists of four census towns: Paschim Jitpur, Chechakhata, Alipurduar Railway Junction and Bholar Dabri. Alipurduar police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is in Panchkalguri.
Rural area under Alipurduar–II block consists of 11 gram panchayats, viz. Chaporer Par–I, Mahakalguri, Shamuktala, Turturi, Chaparerpar–II, Majherdabri, Tatpara–I, Bhatibari, Kohinoor, Parokata and Tatpara–II. Urban area under this block consists of one census town: Sobhaganj. Alipurduar police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is in Josodanga.
Rural area under Falakata block consists of 12 gram panchayats, viz. Dalgaon, Dhanirampur–II, Guabarnagar, Mairadanga, Deogaon, Falakata–I, Jateswar–I, Parangerpar, Dhanirampur–I, Falakata–II, Jateswar–II and Shalkumar. Urban area under this block consists of one municipality: Falakata. Falakata police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is in Falakata.
Rural area under Kalchini block consists of 11 gram panchayats, viz. Jaigaon–I, Jaigaon–II, Dalshing Para, Malangi, Satali, Mendabari, Latabari, Chuapara, Kalchini, Garopara and Rajabhatkawa. Urban area under this block consists of two census towns: Jaigaon and Uttar Latabari. Jaigaon and Kalchini police stations serve this block. Headquarters of this block is in Hamiltanganj.
Rural area under Kumargram block consists of 11 gram panchayats, viz. Chengamari, Khoardanga–I, Newland Kumargram Sankos, Turturikhanda, Kamakhyaguri–I, Khoardanga–II, Valka Barabisa–I, Kamakhyaguri–II, Kumargram, Raidak, Valka Barabisa–II. Urban area under this block consists of one census town: Uttar Kamakhyaguri. Kumargram police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is in Kumargram.
- Barobisha- Barobisha or Barabisa is a fast developing business and cultural hub which is located on the National Highway 31C, towards Assam and is 8 km away from Bengal-Assam border.
Alipurduar railway division has at least 710 km of railway track. It is the largest division of the NFR zone. In Alipurduar district there are two major stations, Alipurduar junction(APDJ) and New Alipurduar(NOQ). There are other stations in the district. These two major stations form a multi-functional complex.
As per order of the Delimitation Commission in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in the West Bengal, the area under Kumargram block and seven gram panchayats under Alipurduar–II block, viz. Bhatibari, Kohinoor, Parokata, Mahakalguri, Shamuktala, Turturi and Tatpara– I will constitute the Kumargram assembly constituency of West Bengal. The Majherdabri gram panchayat under Alipurduar– II block and the area under Kalchini block will constitute the Kalchini assembly constituency. The Alipurduar municipality, the Alipurduar Railway Junction census town, and the gram panchayats of Chaporer Par– I, Chaporer Par–II and Tatpara– II under Alipurduar–II block and ten gram panchayats of Alipurduar– I block, viz. Banchukamari, Parorpar, Shalkumar–I, Vivekananda– I, Chakowakheti, Patlakhawa, Shalkumar– II, Vivekananda–II, Mathura and Tapsikhata will form the Alipurduars assembly constituency. The other gram panchayat of Alipurduar–I block, viz. Purba Kanthalbari will be form the Falakata assembly constituency along with the area under Falakata block. Madarihat block will be part of Madarihat assembly constituency. Kumargram, Kalchini and Madarihat constituencies will be reserved for Scheduled tribes (ST) candidates. Falakata constituency will be reserved for Scheduled castes (SC) candidates. All these five assembly constituencies will be part of Alipurduars (Lok Sabha constituency), which will be reserved for ST candidates.
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