Kaliganj (community development block)

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Kaliganj
কালীগঞ্জ সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Kaliganj is located in West Bengal
Kaliganj
Kaliganj
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°44′N 88°14′E / 23.73°N 88.23°E / 23.73; 88.23Coordinates: 23°44′N 88°14′E / 23.73°N 88.23°E / 23.73; 88.23
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Nadia
Area
 • Total 317.18 km2 (122.46 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 290,845
 • Density 920/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official BengaliEnglish
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Krishnanagar
Vidhan Sabha constituency Kaliganj, Nakashipara
Website nadia.nic.in

Kaliganj (community development block) is an administrative division in Krishnanagar Sadar subdivision of Nadia district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Kaliganj police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Dabgram.[1][2]

Geography[edit]

Kaliganj is located at 23°44′N 88°14′E / 23.73°N 88.23°E / 23.73; 88.23.

Kaliganj community development block has an area of 317.18  km2.[2]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Kaliganj block/ panchayat samiti are: Barachandghar, Debagram, Faridpur, Gobra, Hatgachha, Juranpur, Kaliganj, Matiary, Mira I, Mira II, Palitbegia, Panighata, Plassey I, Plassey II and R Ghoraikhetra.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2001 census, Kaliganj block had a total population of 290,845, out of which 149,750 were males and 141,095 were females. Kaliganj block registered a population growth of 21.82 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for the district was 19.51 per cent.[2] Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[4]

Economy[edit]

Since time immemorial Kaliganj was most popular in respect of manufacturing shola hats which was being widely used by government officials, specially the police personnel. With the advent of other varieties of hats which also gained the approval for the use by the government officials the industry was closed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Nadia district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  2. ^ a b c "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal , Table 4". Census of India 2001, Nadia district (10). Census Commissioner of India. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  3. ^ "Nadia district". NREGA activities - Block Performance MIS vs MPR. Nadia district administration. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  4. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2012-04-12.