Raiganj (community development block)

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Raiganj
রায়গঞ্জ সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Raiganj is located in West Bengal
Raiganj
Raiganj
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 25°37′N 88°07′E / 25.62°N 88.12°E / 25.62; 88.12Coordinates: 25°37′N 88°07′E / 25.62°N 88.12°E / 25.62; 88.12
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Uttar Dinajpur
Area
 • Total 466.26 km2 (180.02 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 362,285
 • Density 780/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Raiganj
Vidhan Sabha constituency Raiganj, Hemtabad, Kaliaganj
Website uttardinajpur.nic.in

Raiganj (community development block) is an administrative division in Raiganj subdivision of Uttar Dinajpur district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Raiganj police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Raiganj. Nachhratpur Katabari and Kasba are two census towns in this block.[1][2]

Geography[edit]

Raiganj is located at 25°37′N 88°07′E / 25.62°N 88.12°E / 25.62; 88.12.

Raiganj community development block has an area of 466.26  km2.[2]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Raiganj block/ panchayat samiti are:Bahin, Baruna, Bhatun, Bindole,11 NO Birghoi, Gouri, Jagadishpur, Kamalabari I, Kamalabari II, Mahipur, Maraikura, Rampur, Sherpur and Sitgram.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2001 census, Raiganj block had a total population of 362,285, out of which 187183 were males and 175102 were females. Raiganj block registered a population growth of 30.71 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for the district was 28.72 per cent.[2] Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Uttar Dinajpur district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  2. ^ a b c "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal , Table 4". Census of India 2001, Uttar Dinajpur district (04). Census Commissioner of India. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  3. ^ "BRGF Allotment Order No. 5". Government of West Bengal - Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  4. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-03-11.