Dinhata

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Dinhata
দিনহাটা
Town
Dinhata is located in West Bengal
Dinhata
Dinhata
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 26°08′N 89°28′E / 26.13°N 89.47°E / 26.13; 89.47Coordinates: 26°08′N 89°28′E / 26.13°N 89.47°E / 26.13; 89.47
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Cooch Behar
Elevation 36 m (118 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 34,303
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 736135
Telephone code 03581
Lok Sabha constituency Cooch Behar (SC)
Vidhan Sabha constituency Dinhata, Sitai (SC)
Website coochbehar.nic.in

Dinhata is headquarters of Dinhata subdivision, and a municipality in Cooch Behar District in the state of West Bengal, India.

Geography[edit]

Dinhata is located at 26°08′N 89°28′E / 26.13°N 89.47°E / 26.13; 89.47.[1] It has an average elevation of 36 metres (118 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Dinhata had a population of 34,303. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Dinhata has an average literacy rate of 80%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 84% and, female literacy is 75%. In Dinhata, 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Politics[edit]

Dinhata has a notable political history. Hossain Mohammad Ershad, a former President of Bangladesh, had studied in Dinhata High School. His son was born in Dinhata and some of his relatives now live there. Kamal Guha, Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Forward Block, former agriculture minister of the Government of West Bengal, was from Dinhata.

Total number of wards in the municipality: 15[3]

Other information[edit]

A regional station of the Central Tobacco Research Institute, India is located in this town.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Dinhata
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  3. ^ "Trinamul buzz ends in whimper in Dinhata". The Telegraph, India. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  4. ^ "About Institution (Central Tobacco Research Institute)". Central Tobacco Research Institute. Retrieved 2010-06-02.