Kurseong subdivision

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Kurseong subdivision
Bengali: কার্সিয়াং মহকুমা
Kurseong subdivision is located in West Bengal
Kurseong subdivision
Kurseong subdivision
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 26°53′N 88°17′E / 26.88°N 88.28°E / 26.88; 88.28Coordinates: 26°53′N 88°17′E / 26.88°N 88.28°E / 26.88; 88.28
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Darjeeling
Headquarters Kurseong
 • Official BengaliEnglish
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code ISO 3166-2:IN

Kurseong subdivision is a subdivision of the Darjeeling district in the state of West Bengal, India. It consists of the Kurseong municipality, Mirik municipality and two community development blocks: Mirik and Kurseong. The two blocks contain 20 gram panchayats. The subdivision has its headquarters at Kurseong.


Apart from Kurseong municipality and Mirik municipality, the subdivision contains rural areas of 20 gram panchayats under two community development blocks: Mirik and Kurseong.[1]


Mirik block[edit]

Mirik block consists of rural areas with 6 gram panchayats, viz. Chenga Panighata, Paheligaon School Dara–I, Paheligaon School Dara–II, Soureni–I, Duptin and Soureni–II.[2] This block has one police station at Mirik.[2] Headquarters of this block is in Mirik.[3]

Kurseong block[edit]

Kurseong block consists of rural areas only with 14 gram panchayats, viz. Gayabari–I, Shivakhola, St. Marry's–III, Seetong–III, Gayabari–II, St. Marry's–I, Seetong–I, Sukna, Gayabari–III, St. Marry's–II, Seetong–II, Pandu, Chimney–Deorali and Mahanadi.[2] This block has one police station at Kurseong.[2] Headquarters of this block is in Kurseong.[3]

Legislative segments[edit]

As per order of the Delimitation Commission in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in the West Bengal, the whole area under this subdivision, viz. the Kurseong municipality, the Mirik block, the Mirik municipality and the Kurseong block will be part of the Kurseong assembly constituency of West Bengal. This constituency will be an assembly segment of Darjeeling Lok Sabha constituency.[4]


  1. ^ "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 d "District Profile". Official website of Darjeeling district. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  3. ^ a b "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.