Goghat I (community development block)

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Goghat I
গোঘাট I সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
community development block
Goghat I is located in West Bengal
Goghat I
Goghat I
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°52′31″N 87°42′13″E / 22.875244°N 87.703736°E / 22.875244; 87.703736Coordinates: 22°52′31″N 87°42′13″E / 22.875244°N 87.703736°E / 22.875244; 87.703736
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Hooghly
Area
 • Total 188.57 km2 (72.81 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 125,277
 • Density 660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official BengaliEnglish
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Literacy 51.15%
Lok Sabha constituency Arambagh
Vidhan Sabha constituency Goghat
Website hooghly.gov.in

Goghat I (community development block) is an administrative division in Arambag subdivision of Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Goghat police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Goghat. [1][2]

Geography[edit]

Goghat is located at 22°52′31″N 87°42′13″E / 22.875244°N 87.703736°E / 22.875244; 87.703736.

Goghat I community development block has an area of 188.57  km2.[2]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Goghat I block/ panchayat samiti are: Bali, Bhadur, Goghat, Kumursha, Nakunda, Raghubati and Seorah.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2001 census, Goghat I block had a total population of 125,277, out of which 64,162 were males and 61,115 were females. Goghat I block registered a population growth of 14.36 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for Hooghly district was 15.72 per cent.[2]Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[4]

Literacy[edit]

As per the 2001 census, Goghat I block had a total literacy of 51.15 per cent. While male literacy was 72.72 per cent, female literacy was 40.69 per cent.[5]

Economics[edit]

This is a rich agricultural area with several cold storages.[6]

Transport[edit]

From Arambagh Bus stand many buses go directly to Goghat.

Nearby places[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Hooghly district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-04-10. 
  2. ^ a b c "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 4, Hugli district". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-04-10. 
  3. ^ "No. 229 (Sanction)-PN/P/II/1G-5/2005(Pt.II) dated 02.02.09". Allotment No. 5 for five districts – Cooch Behar, Burdwan, Uttar Dinajpur, Hooghly and Bankura. Government of West Bengal - Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 
  4. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 
  5. ^ "Goghat I". Local Self-government. Hooghly Zilla Parishad. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 
  6. ^ "List of functioning Cold Storage of West Bengal District wise as on 18.01.07". West Bengal State Marketing Board. Retrieved 2009-01-28.