Mekhliganj (community development block)

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Mekhliganj
মেখলিগঞ্জ সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
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 Cooch Behar
Area
 • Total 288.64 km2 (111.44 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 132,859
 • Density 460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official BengaliEnglish
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Jalpaiguri
Vidhan Sabha constituency Mekliganj
Website coochbehar.gov.in

Mekhliganj (community development block) is an administrative division in Mekhliganj subdivision of Cooch Behar district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Mekhliganj and Kuchlibari police stations serve this block. Headquarters of this block is at Changrabandha.[1][2]

Geography[edit]

Mekhliganj is located at 26°21′N 88°55′E / 26.35°N 88.92°E / 26.35; 88.92.

Mekhliganj community development block has an area of 288.64  km2.[2]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Mekhliganj block/ panchayat samiti are: Bagdokra Fulkadabri, Bhotbari, Changrabandha, Jamaldaha, Kuchlibari, Niztaraf, Ranirhat and Uchalpukuri.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2001 census, Mekhliganj block had a total population of 132,859, out of which 68,866 were males and 63,993 were females. Mekhliganj block registered a population growth of 19.67 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for the district was 14.15 per cent.[2]Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[4]

Literacy[edit]

Mekhliganj block had a literacy rate of 61.52 per cent - males 73.24 per cent and females 48.81 per cent.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Cooch Behar district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-03-20. 
  2. ^ a b c "Census of India 2001, Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal, Table - 4". Cooch Behar District (03). Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2012-04-12. 
  3. ^ a b "Relation between Blocks & Gram Panchayats (GPs)". Cooch Behar District Administration. Retrieved 2011-03-20. 
  4. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2012-04-12.