Kalimpong subdivision

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Kalimpong subdivision
Bengali: কালিম্পং মহকুমা\
Kalimpong subdivision is located in West Bengal
Kalimpong subdivision
Kalimpong subdivision
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 27°04′N 88°28′E / 27.06°N 88.47°E / 27.06; 88.47Coordinates: 27°04′N 88°28′E / 27.06°N 88.47°E / 27.06; 88.47
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Darjeeling
Headquarters Kalimpong
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code ISO 3166-2:IN

Kalimpong is a subdivision of the Darjeeling district in the state of West Bengal, India. It consists of the Kalimpong Municipality and three community development blocks: Kalimpong–I, Kalimpong–II and Gorubathan. The three blocks contain 42 gram panchayats. The subdivision has its headquarters at Kalimpong Town.


Apart from the Kalimpong Municipality, the subdivision contains rural areas of 42 gram panchayats under three community development blocks: Kalimpong–I, Kalimpong–II and Gorubathan.[1]


Kalimpong–I block[edit]

Kalimpong–I block consists of rural areas with 18 gram panchayats, viz. Bong, Kalimpong, Samalbong, Tista, Dr. Grahams Homes, Lower Echhay, Samthar, Neembong, Dungra, Upper Echhay, Seokbir, Bhalukhop, Yangmakum, Pabringtar, Sindepong, Kafer Kanke Bong, Pudung and Tashiding.[1] This block has one police station at Kalimpong.[2] Headquarters of this block is in Kalimpong.[3] This block has no block officer since 2012. Current additional block development officer is Sri Sashwata Bhowmik

Kalimpong–II block[edit]

Kalimpong–II block consists of rural areas only with 13 gram panchayats, viz. Dalapchand, Kashyong, Lole, Lingseykha, Gitabling, lava-Gitabeong, Payong, Kagay, Lingse, Shangse, Pedong, Syakiyong and Shantook.[1] This block is served by Kalimpong police station.[2] Headquarters of this block is in Algarah.[3] Current Block development officer is Sri Anandya Sarkar

Gorubathan block[edit]

Gorubathan block consists of rural areas only with 11 gram panchayats, viz. Dalim, Gorubathan–I, Gorubathan–II, Patengodak, Todey Tangta, Kumai, Pokhreybong, Samsing, Aahaley, Nim and Rongo.[1] This block has two police stations: Gorubathan and Jaldhaka.[2] Headquarters of this block is in Fagu.[3] Current block development officer is Sri Pritam Limbu

Legislative segments[edit]

As per order of the Delimitation Commission in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in the West Bengal, the whole are under the subdivision, viz. the Kalimpong municipality and the three blocks of Kalimpong–I, Kalimpong–II and Gorubathan together will constitute the Kalimpong assembly constituency of West Bengal. This constituency will be part of Darjeeling Lok Sabha constituency.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d "Directory of District, Sub division, Panchayat Samiti/ Block and Gram Panchayats in West Bengal, March 2008". West Bengal. National Informatics Centre, India. 2008-03-19. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  2. ^ a b c "District Profile". Official website of Darjeeling district. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  3. ^ a b c "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Darjeeling district. Panchayats and Rural Development Department, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2008-12-26. 
  4. ^ "Press Note, Delimitation Commission" (PDF). Assembly Constituencies in West Bengal. Delimitation Commission. pp. 5, 23. Retrieved 2009-01-10.