Balurghat (community development block)

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Balurghat (CD Block)
বালুরঘাট সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Balurghat (CD Block) is located in West Bengal
Balurghat (CD Block)
Balurghat (CD Block)
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 25°13′N 88°46′E / 25.22°N 88.76°E / 25.22; 88.76Coordinates: 25°13′N 88°46′E / 25.22°N 88.76°E / 25.22; 88.76
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Dakshin Dinajpur
 • Total 363.90 km2 (140.50 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 228,701
 • Density 630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Balurghat
Vidhan Sabha constituency Balurghat, Tapan

Balurghat (community development block) is an administrative division in Balurghat subdivision of Dakshin Dinajpur district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Balurghat police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Beltola Park. Chakbhrigu and Baidyanathpara are two urban outgrowths in this block.[1][2]


Balurghat is located at 25°13′N 88°46′E / 25.22°N 88.76°E / 25.22; 88.76.

Balurghat community development block has an area of 363.90  km2.[2]

The Atreyee flows through the Balurghat block.[3]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Balurghat block/ panchayat samiti are: Amritakhanda, Bhatpara, Boaldar, Bolla, Chakbhrigu, Chingishpur, Danga, Gopalbati, Jalghar and Nazirpur.[4]


As per 2001 census, Balurghat block has a total population of 228,701, out of which 118,056 were males and 110,645 were females. Balurghat block registered a population growth of 23.49 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for the district was 22.11 per cent.[2] Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[5]


  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Dakshin Dinajpur district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-03-11. 
  2. ^ a b c "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal , Table 4". Census of India 2001, Dakshin Dinajpur district (05). Census Commissioner of India. Retrieved 2011-03-11. 
  3. ^ "Dakshin Dinajpur". Rivers. District administration. Retrieved 2011-03-11. 
  4. ^ "BRGF Allotment Order No. 4" (PDF). Government of West Bengal - Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Retrieved 2011-03-11. 
  5. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-03-11.