Chanchal

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Chanchal
চাঁচল
Town
Chanchal is located in West Bengal
Chanchal
Chanchal
Chanchal is located in India
Chanchal
Chanchal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 25°23′N 87°59′E / 25.39°N 87.99°E / 25.39; 87.99Coordinates: 25°23′N 87°59′E / 25.39°N 87.99°E / 25.39; 87.99
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Malda
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration WB
Lok Sabha constituency Maldaha Uttar
Vidhan Sabha constituency Chanchal
Website wb.gov.in

Chanchal is a town in Malda District, West Bengal, India.This place is famous for Chanchal Palace. It is the second largest town in Malda.

Geography[edit]

Chanchal is located at 25°23′N 87°59′E / 25.39°N 87.99°E / 25.39; 87.99.[1] Chanchal is the headquarter of the Chanchal subdivision. Also, the headquarter of the Chanchal–I CD block is here.[2]

Chanchal subdivision consists of six blocks Harishchandrapur–I, Harishchandrapur–II, Chanchal–I, Chanchal–II, Ratua–I and Ratua–II.[3] Chanchal comes under the "Tal" region of the district.

History[edit]

It was the home of Raja Saratchandra Rai Bahadur, who built the Chanchal palace. The King was married to Queen Dakshyani. One part of the palace was transformed into a government college in 1969.The other part of the Palace is now Chanchal Subdivisional Court.[citation needed]

Climate[edit]

Chanchal has three distinct seasons: summer, winter and monsoon. In summer the temperature sometimes reaches 45 degree Celsius. Winters are generally chilled and cool and sometimes temperature goes below 3 degree Celsius. During the monsoons (between June and September), the town is lashed by moderate to heavy rains.

Education[edit]

Schools[edit]

College[edit]

Notable personalities[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yahoo maps location of Chanchal". Yahoo maps. Retrieved 2008-12-07. 
  2. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Malda district. Panchayats and Rural Development Department, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2008-12-26. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Directory of District, Sub division, Panchayat Samiti/ Block and Gram Panchayats in West Bengal, March 2008". West Bengal. National Informatics Centre, India. 2008-03-19. Archived from the original on 2009-02-25. Retrieved 2008-12-26.