Rajarhat (community development block)

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Rajarhat
রাজারহাট সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Rajarhat is located in West Bengal
Rajarhat
Rajarhat
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°36′37″N 88°31′37″E / 22.6102200°N 88.5269780°E / 22.6102200; 88.5269780Coordinates: 22°36′37″N 88°31′37″E / 22.6102200°N 88.5269780°E / 22.6102200; 88.5269780
Country  India
State West Bengal
District North 24 Parganas
Area
 • Total 69.09 km2 (26.68 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 145,357
 • Density 2,100/km2 (5,400/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official BengaliEnglish
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Barasat
Vidhan Sabha constituency Rajarhat New Town
Website north24parganas.nic.in

Rajarhat (community development block) is an administrative division in Barasat Sadar subdivision of North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Rajarhat police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Rajarhat.[1] There is one census towns in this block: Raigachhi.

Geography[edit]

Rajahat Bishnupur, a constituent panchayat in Rajarhat block, is located at 22°36′37″N 88°31′37″E / 22.6102200°N 88.5269780°E / 22.6102200; 88.5269780.

Rajarhat community development block has an area of 69.09 km2.[2]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Rajarhat block/ panchayat samiti are: Chandpur, Mahisbathan II, Rajarhat Bishnupur I, Jangrahatiara II, Patharghata and Rajarhat Bishnupur II.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2001 census, Rajarhat block has a total population of 145,357 out of which 75,142 were males and 72,709 were females. Population of the rural areas in the block was 138,629 and that of the urban areas was 6,728. Rajarhat block registered a population negative growth of - 49.19 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for the district was 22.40 per cent.[2] Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". North 24 Parganas district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-02-17. 
  2. ^ a b "Census of India 2001, Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal, Table - 4". North Twenty Four Parganas District (11). Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2010-10-25. 
  3. ^ From Barasat Sadar subdivision page.
  4. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-01-20.