Santipur (community development block)

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Santipur
শান্তিপুর সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Santipur is located in West Bengal
Santipur
Santipur
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°13′52″N 88°29′42″E / 23.231°N 88.495°E / 23.231; 88.495Coordinates: 23°13′52″N 88°29′42″E / 23.231°N 88.495°E / 23.231; 88.495
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Nadia
Area
 • Total 178.98 km2 (69.10 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 217,289
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Ranaghat
Vidhan Sabha constituency Santipur, Ranaghat Uttar Paschim
Website nadia.nic.in

Santipur (community development block) is an administrative division in Ranaghat subdivision of Nadia district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Shantipur police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Fulia Kolony. There is one census town in this block:Phulia.[1][2]

Geography[edit]

Phulia is located at 23°13′52″N 88°29′42″E / 23.231°N 88.495°E / 23.231; 88.495.

Santipur community development block has an area of 178.98  km2.[2]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Santipur block/ panchayat samiti are: Arbandi I, Arbandi II, Babla, Baganchra, Belgoria I, Belgoria II, Fulia Township, Gayeshpur, Haripur and Nabla.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2001 census, Santipur block had a total population of 217,289, out of which 111,707 were males and 105,582 were females. Santipur block registered a population growth of 29.42 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for the district was 19.51 per cent.[2] Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[4]

Healthcare[edit]

Santipur block is one of the areas where ground water is affected by arsenic contamination.[5]

Media[edit]

Nadiar Pratinidhi weekly newspaper published from Fulia. Editor- Bikash Biswas Ph. (03473) 234263

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Nadia district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  2. ^ a b c "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal , Table 4". Census of India 2001, Nadia district (10). Census Commissioner of India. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  3. ^ "Nadia district". NREGA activities - Block Performance MIS vs MPR. Nadia district administration. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  4. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2012-04-12. 
  5. ^ "Groundwater Arsenic contamination in West Bengal-India (20 years study )". SOES. Retrieved 2011-03-25.