Chapra, Nadia (community development block)

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Chapra Block
চাপড়া সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Chapra Block is located in West Bengal
Chapra Block
Chapra Block
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°32′14″N 88°33′10″E / 23.53713°N 88.552742°E / 23.53713; 88.552742Coordinates: 23°32′14″N 88°33′10″E / 23.53713°N 88.552742°E / 23.53713; 88.552742
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Nadia
Government
 • Type Community development block
Area
 • Total 179.20 km2 (69.19 sq mi)
Elevation 17 m (56 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 310,652
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,500/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Literacy (2011)
 • Total literates 186,119 (68.25%)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 741123 (Bangaljhi)
Telephone/STD code 03472
Vehicle registration WB-51, WB-52
Lok Sabha constituency Krishnanagar
Vidhan Sabha constituency Chapra
Website nadia.nic.in

Chapra is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Krishnanagar Sadar subdivision of Nadia district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Chapra police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Bangaljhi. It is located 18 km from Krishnanagar, the district headquarters.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Chapra is located at 23°32′14″N 88°33′10″E / 23.53713°N 88.552742°E / 23.53713; 88.552742.

Chapra CD Block is bounded by Tehatta I CD Block in the north, Meherpur and Chuadanga districts of Bangladesh in the east, Krishnaganj and Krishnanagar I CD Blocks, in the south and Krishnanagar II and Nakashipara CD Blocks in the west.[1][2]

Area[edit]

Chapra CD Block has an area of 179.20  km2.[3]

Physical features[edit]

Nadia district is mostly alluvial plains lying to the east of Hooghly River, locally known as Bhagirathi. The alluvial plains are cut across by such distributaries as Jalangi, Churni and Ichhamati. With these rivers getting silted up, floods are a recurring feature.[4]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of blockChapra / panchayat samiti are: Alfa, Bagberia, Brittihuda, Chapra I, Chapra II, Hatisala I, Hatisala II, Hatkhola, Hridaypur, Kalinga, Mahatpur, Maheshpur and Pipragachhi.[5]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2011 Census of India Chapra CD Block had a total population of 310,652, of which 296,592 were rural and 14,123 were urban. There were 159,736 (51%) males and 150,916 (49%) females. The population below 6 years was 37,953. Scheduled Castes numbered 49,252 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 2,027.[6]

As per 2001 census, Chapra block had a total population of 272,284, out of which 140,400 were males and 131,884 were females. Chapra block registered a population growth of 18.79 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for the district was 19.51 per cent. Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[7]

Census town and large villages[edit]

There is only one census town in Chapra CD Block (2011 census figure in brackets): Chapra (14,123).[6]

Large villages in Chapra CD Block were (2011 census figures in brackets): Hatisala (7,547), Mahesnagar (5,985), Bara Andulia (15,012), Sonpukar (4,874), Hridaypur (6,061), Betbaria (6,685), Hatra (7,087), Chhota Andulia (4,477), Bhatgachhi (4,189), Hatkhola (7,164), Sikra (6,359), Dompukur (7,101), Lakshmigachha (6,480), Brittihuda (7,336), Gokhurapota (4,656), Pitambarpur (4,591), Dwipchandrapur (4,769), Bangaljhi (15,448), Balibanga (4,212), Arangsarisha (4,623), Badelangi Padmamala (9,066) and Lakshmipur (4,492).[6]

Literacy[edit]

As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Chapra CD Block was 186,119 (68.25 % of the population over 6 years) out of which 98,706 (53%) were males and 87,493 (47%) were females.[6]

As per 2011 census, literacy in Nadia district was 74.97.[8] Literacy in West Bengal was 77.08% in 2011.[9] Literacy in India in 2011 was 74.04%.[9]

Language[edit]

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

Transportation[edit]

The 251 km long State Highway No. 11 passes through this block.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Chapra Block". onefivenine. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Nadia District". Map. Nadia district administration. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal , Table 4". Census of India 2001, Nadia district (10). Census Commissioner of India. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  4. ^ Gangopadhyay, Basudev, Paschimbanga Parichay, 2001, (Bengali), p. 70, Sishu Sahitya Sansad
  5. ^ "Nadia district". NREGA activities - Block Performance MIS vs MPR. Nadia district administration. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  6. ^ 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 25 February 2016. 
  7. ^ "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. 
  8. ^ "District Census 2011". Population Census 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 
  9. ^ 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.