Bhagawangola II

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Bhagawangola II
ভগবানগোলা II সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Bhagabangola II
Community development block
Bhagawangola II is located in West Bengal
Bhagawangola II
Bhagawangola II
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 24°18′32″N 88°21′29″E / 24.309°N 88.358°E / 24.309; 88.358Coordinates: 24°18′32″N 88°21′29″E / 24.309°N 88.358°E / 24.309; 88.358
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Murshidabad
 • Total 149.59 km2 (57.76 sq mi)
Elevation 24 m (79 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 158,024
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Literacy (2011)
 • Total literates 84,512 (53.58%)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 742135 (Bhagwangola)
Telephone/STD code 03482
ISO 3166 code IN-WB
Vehicle registration WB-57, WB-58
Lok Sabha constituency Murshidabad
Vidhan Sabha constituency Bhagabangola
CD Block

Bhagawangola II is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Lalbag subdivision of Murshidabad district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Ranitala police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Nasipur Balagachi. It is located 30 km from Baharampur, the district headquarters.



Nashipur is located at 24°18′32″N 88°21′29″E / 24.309°N 88.358°E / 24.309; 88.358

Bhagawangola II CD Block is bounded by Rajshahi District of Bangladesh, across the Padma, in the north, Raninagar II CD Block in the east, Murshidabad-Jiaganj and Raninagar I CD Blocks in the south and Bhagawangola I CD Block in the west.[1]


Bhagawangola II community development block has an area of 149.59 km2.[2]

Physical features[edit]

The Bhagirathi divides the district into two parts namely Bagri on the east and Rahr on the west. The Padma separates the district from Malda district, and Chapai Nawabganj and Rajshahi districts of Bangladesh.[3]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats in Bhagawangola II block/ panchayat samiti are: Akheriganj, Amdahara, Baligram, Karibona, Nashipore and Saralpore.[4]



As per 2011 Census of India Bhagawangola II CD Block had a total population of 158,024, all of which were rural. There were 80,699 (51%) males and 77,325 (49%) females. Population below 6 years totalled 23,473. Scheduled Castes numbered 5,218 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 45.[5]

As per 2001 census, Bhagawangola II block has a total population of 129,907, out of which 66,813 were males and 63,094 were females. Bhagawangola II block registered a population growth of 17.83 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for the district was 23.70 per cent.[2]Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[6]

Large villages[edit]

Large villages in Bhagwangola II CD Block were (2011 population figures in brackets): Amdahara Haziganj (4,281), Nasirpur (25,644), Khamar Diar (8,385), Sankarpur (4,346), Khagjana (6,232), Kolan Radhakantapur (6,435), Bhandara (5,747), Benipur (5,167), Pukhuria (5,904) and Dakshin Sahar (7,849).[5]


As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Bhagawangola II CD Block was 84,512 (53.48% of the population above 6 years) out of which 43,035 (51%) were males and 41,484 (49%) were females.[5]

As per 2011 census, literacy in Murshidabad district was 66.59.[7]Literacy in West Bengal was 77.08% in 2011.[8]Literacy in India in 2011 was 74.04%.[8]


Bengali is the local language in these areas.[1]


Bhagawangola II block is one of the areas where ground water is affected by arsenic contamination.[9]


  1. ^ a b "Bhagawangola II Block". onefivenine. Retrieved 18 February 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001 – Mushidabad district. Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on September 28, 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Murshidabad". Geography. Murshidabad district. Retrieved 23 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "BRGF Allotment Order No. 12" (PDF). Government of West Bengal Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 18 June 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 14 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved 2012-04-12. 
  7. ^ "District Census 2011". Population Census 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 
  8. ^ a b "Provisional population tables and annexures" (PDF). Census 2011:Table 2(3) Literates and Literacy rates by sex. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 9 February 2016. 
  9. ^ "Groundwater Arsenic contamination in West Bengal-India (20 years study )". SOES. Retrieved 2011-03-11.