Mekhliganj

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Mekhliganj
মেখলিগঞ্জ
Mekliganj
City
SDO Office, Mekhliganj
SDO Office, Mekhliganj
Mekhliganj is located in West Bengal
Mekhliganj
Mekhliganj
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 26°21′N 88°55′E / 26.35°N 88.92°E / 26.35; 88.92Coordinates: 26°21′N 88°55′E / 26.35°N 88.92°E / 26.35; 88.92
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Jalpaiguri
Elevation 58 m (190 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 10,833
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Jalpaiguri
Vidhan Sabha constituency Mekliganj
Website coochbehar.nic.in

Mekliganj is a city and a municipality in Jalpaiguri district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Geography[edit]

Mekliganj is located at 26°21′N 88°55′E / 26.35°N 88.92°E / 26.35; 88.92.It adjoins the boundary of river Teesta.[1] It has an average elevation of 58 m (190 ft).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Mekliganj had a population of 10,833. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Mekliganj has an average literacy rate of 61%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 68%, and female literacy is 53%. In Mekliganj, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Administration[edit]

Presently Saptarsi Nag, WBCS(Exe) is the Block Development Officer of Mekhliganj Block.He took the charge of the post in January 2010 from his predecessor Shri Subhasish Ghosh, WBCS(Exe), who had managed this block efficiently for over three years.Thinlay Phuntsok Bhutia is the Joint Block Development Officer of this block.With young administrators in the chairs, hopes are high on administration.The block comes under Mekhliganj Sub Division, where Shri Manabendra Das is the present Sub Divisional Officer.

Mekliganj assembly constituency is part of Jalpaiguri (Lok Sabha constituency).[3]

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