Falakata (community development block)

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Falakata
ফালাকাটা সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Falakata is located in West Bengal
Falakata
Falakata
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 26°32′N 89°12′E / 26.53°N 89.20°E / 26.53; 89.20Coordinates: 26°32′N 89°12′E / 26.53°N 89.20°E / 26.53; 89.20
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Alipurduar
Area
 • Total 312.58 km2 (120.69 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 254,027
 • Density 810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Alipurduars
Vidhan Sabha constituency Falakata
Website jalpaiguri.gov.in

Falakata (community development block) is an administrative division in Alipurduar subdivision of Alipurduar district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Falakata police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Falakata. There is one census town in this block: Falakata.[1][2]

Geography[edit]

Falakata is located at 26°32′N 89°12′E / 26.53°N 89.20°E / 26.53; 89.20.

Falakata community development block has an area of 312.58  km2.[2]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Falakata block/ panchayat samiti are: Dalgaon, Deogaon, Dhanirampur I, Dhanirampur II, Falakata I, Falakata II, Guabar Nagar, Jateswar I, Jateswar II, Mairadanga, Parengerpar and Salkumar.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2001 census, Falakata block had a total population of 254,027, out of which 131,066 were males and 122,961 were females. Falakata block registered a population growth of 22.22 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for the district was 21.52 per cent.[2] Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[4]

Transport[edit]

NH 31 passes through the block.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Alipurduar district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-03-20. 
  2. ^ a b c "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal , Table 4". Census of India 2001, Alipurduar district (02). Census Commissioner of India. Retrieved 2011-03-20. 
  3. ^ "BRGF Allotment Order No. 13 dated 17.12.2009". Alipurduar district. Government of West Bengal - Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Retrieved 2011-03-20. 
  4. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-03-11.