Mirik (community development block)

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Community development block
Mirik is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 26°53′08″N 88°11′14″E / 26.8854833°N 88.1872559°E / 26.8854833; 88.1872559Coordinates: 26°53′08″N 88°11′14″E / 26.8854833°N 88.1872559°E / 26.8854833; 88.1872559
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Darjeeling
 • Total 122.28 km2 (47.21 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 42,230
 • Density 350/km2 (890/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Darjeeling
Vidhan Sabha constituency Kurseong
Website darjeeling.gov.in

Mirik (community development block) is an administrative division in Kurseong subdivision of Darjeeling district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Mirik and Naxalbari police stations serve this block. Headquarters of this block is at Mirik.[1][2]

Geography and Area[edit]

Mirik is located at 26°53′08″N 88°11′14″E / 26.8854833°N 88.1872559°E / 26.8854833; 88.1872559. Mirik community development block has an area of 122.28  km2.[2] Mirik block consists of rural areas with 6 gram panchayats, viz. Chenga Panighatta, Pahelagaon School Dara–I, Pahelagaon School Dara–II, Soureni–I, Soureni–II and Duptin.[3]


As per 2001 census, Mirik block had a total population of 42,230, out of which 21,095 were males and 21,135 were females. Mirik block registered a negative population growth of -1.35 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for the district was 16.94 per cent.[2] Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[4]


  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Darjeeling district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-03-15. 
  2. ^ a b c "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal , Table 4". Census of India 2001, Darjeeling district (01). Census Commissioner of India. Retrieved 2011-03-15. 
  3. ^ "District Profile". Official website of Darjeeling district. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  4. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-03-11.