Burwan (community development block)

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বড়ঞা সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Burwan is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°56′27″N 87°56′06″E / 23.940889°N 87.934952°E / 23.940889; 87.934952Coordinates: 23°56′27″N 87°56′06″E / 23.940889°N 87.934952°E / 23.940889; 87.934952
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Murshidabad
 • Type Community development block
 • Total 270.94 km2 (104.61 sq mi)
Elevation 58 m (190 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 257,466
 • Density 950/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Literacy (2011)
 • Total literates 155,449 (68.96%)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 742132 (Burwan)
742184 (Kuli)
Telephone/STD code 03484
ISO 3166 code IN-WB
Vehicle registration WB-57, WB-58
Lok Sabha constituency Baharampur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Burwan, Khargram
Website burwanblock.in

Burwan is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Kandi subdivision of Murshidabad district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Burwan police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Gram Salkia. It is located 44 km from Baharampur, the district headquarters.



Burwan is located at 23°56′27″N 87°56′06″E / 23.940889°N 87.934952°E / 23.940889; 87.934952

Burwan CD Block is bounded by Khargram CD Block in the north, Kandi and Bharatpur I CD Blocks in the east, Mayureshwar II CD Block, in Birbhum district, in the south and west.[1]


Burwan CD Block has an area of 270.94 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 Burwan block/ panchayat samiti are: Biprasekhar, Burwan I, Burwan II, Kalyanpur I, Kalyanpur II, Kharjuna, Kuli, Kurunnurun, Panchthupi, Sabaldaha, Sabalpur, Sahora and Sundarpur.[4]



As per 2011 Census of India Burwan CD Block had a total population of 257,466, all of which were rural. There were 132,439 (51%) males and 125,027 (49%) females. The population below 6 years numbered 32,063. Scheduled Castes numbered 63,098 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 2,955.[5]

In 2011, Gram Salkia, the Block headquarters had a population of 3,087.[5]

As per 2001 census, Burwan block has a total population of 224,312, out of which 115,445 were males and 108,867 were females. Burwan block registered a population growth of 13.91 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 Burwan CD Block were (2011 census population in brackets): Jhikarhati (8,163), Kundal (4,584), Barwan (8,974) and Badua (7,051).[5]


As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Burwan CD Block was 155,449 (68.96% of the population above 6 years) out of which 86,929 (56%) were males and 68,520 (44%) 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]


  1. ^ a b "Burwan 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 d "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.