Bhagawangola I

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Bhagawangola I
ভগবানগোলা I সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Bhagabangola I
Community development block
Bhagawangola I is located in West Bengal
Bhagawangola I
Bhagawangola I
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 24°19′48″N 88°17′35″E / 24.330°N 88.293°E / 24.330; 88.293Coordinates: 24°19′48″N 88°17′35″E / 24.330°N 88.293°E / 24.330; 88.293
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Murshidabad
 • Total 152.68 km2 (58.95 sq mi)
Elevation 24 m (79 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 202,071
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Literacy (2011)
 • Total literates 115.632 (57.22%)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 742135 (Bhagawangola)
742178 (Mahisasthali)
742179 (Habaspur)
Telephone/STD code 03482
ISO 3166 code IN-WB
Vehicle registration WB-57, WB-58
Lok Sabha constituency Murshidabad
Vidhan Sabha constituency Bhagabangola, Lalgola

Bhagawangola I is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Lalbag subdivision of Murshidabad district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Bhagawangola police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Bhagawangola. It is located 31 km from Baharampur, the district headquarters.



Bhagawangola is located at 24°19′48″N 88°17′35″E / 24.330°N 88.293°E / 24.330; 88.293

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


Bhagawangola community development block has an area of 152.68 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 I block/ panchayat samiti are: Bhagawangola, Habaspur, Hanumanta Nagar, Kantanagar, Kuthirampur, Mahammadpur, Mahisasthali and Sundarpur.[4]



As per 2011 Census of India Bhagawangola I CD Block had a total population of 202,071, all of which were rural. There were 103,419 (51%) males and 98,652 (49%) females. Population below 6 years numbered 28,933. Scheduled Castes numbered 14,557 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 227.[5]

As per 2001 census, Bhagawangola I block has a total population of 163,438, out of which 84,035 were males and 79,403 were females. Bhagawangola I block registered a population growth of 23.90 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 Bhagawangola I CD Block were (2011 population figures in brackets): Dakshin Hanumanta Nagar (19,813), Kantanagar (15,587), Mahishasthali (17,785), Belia Syampur (11,847), Upar Orahar (4,568), Sundarpur (4,546), Paschim Rampur (4,099), Digha (6,171), Telia (8,259), Bhundar Kismat (5,800), Kochgiria (4,606), Habaspur (17,148) and Kasba Bahadurpur (7,470).[5]


As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Bhagawangola I CD Block was 115,632 (57.22% of the population above 6 years) out of which 59,970 (52%) were males and 55,662 (48%) 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]


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


The Ranaghat-Lalgola branch line was opened in 1905. It passes through this CD Block and there is a station at Bhagawangola.[10]


  1. ^ a b "Bhagawangola I 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. 
  10. ^ L.S.S.O’Malley. "Murshidabad District (1914)". IRFCA. Retrieved 24 February 2016.