Gosaba (community development block)

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Gosaba
Community development block
Gosaba is located in West Bengal
Gosaba
Gosaba
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 22°12′44″N 88°46′42″E / 22.21222°N 88.77833°E / 22.21222; 88.77833
Country  India
State West Bengal
District South 24 Parganas
Parliamentary constituency Jaynagar
Assembly constituency Gosaba
Area
 • Total 110.37 sq mi (285.85 km2)
Population (2001)
 • Total 222,764
 • Density 2,020/sq mi (779/km2)
Time zone IST (UTC+5.30)
Literacy Rate 68.93 per cent
Website http://s24pgs.gov.in/

Gosaba (community development block) (Bengali: গোসাবা সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক) is an administrative division in Canning subdivision of South 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Gosaba police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Gosaba.[1][2]

Geography[edit]

Sambhunagar, a constituent panchayat of Gosaba block, is located at 22°12′44″N 88°46′42″E / 22.2123580°N 88.7782860°E / 22.2123580; 88.7782860.

Gosaba community development block has an area of 285.85  km2.[2]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Gosaba block/panchayat samiti are: Amtala, Bally I, Bally II, Bipradaspur, Chottomollakhali, Gosaba, Kachuakhali, Kumirmari, Laharipur, Pathankhali, Radhanagar Taranagar, Rangabelia, Satzelia and Sambhunagar.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2001 census, Gosaba block had a total population of 222,764, out of which 113,827 were males and 108,937 were females. Gosaba block registered a population growth of 11.10 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for South 24 Parganas district was 20.89 per cent.[2]Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[4]

Scheduled castes at 146,060 formed more than one-half the population. Scheduled tribes numbered 22,561.[5]

Literacy[edit]

As per 2001 census, Gosaba block had a total literacy of 68.93 per cent for the 6+ age group. While male literacy was 80.74 per cent female literacy was 56.60 per cent. South 24 Parganas district had a total literacy of 69.45 per cent, male literacy being 79.19 per cent and female literacy being 59.01 per cent.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". South 24 Parganas district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  2. ^ a b c "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 4, South Twentyfour Parganas District (18)". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  3. ^ "No. 229 (Sanction)-PN/P/II/1G-5/2005(Pt.II) dated 02.02.09". Annexure A of 322 (Sanction)-RD/CCA/BRGF/IC-02/08; Date: 27.03.2009 – Statement of Release of Development Grant under BRGF. Government of West Bengal - Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  4. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-09-23. 
  5. ^ "TRU for all Districts (SC & ST and Total)". Census 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  6. ^ "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 5, South Twentyfour Parganas District". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-09-24.