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Dinhata is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 26°08′N 89°28′E / 26.13°N 89.47°E / 26.13; 89.47Coordinates: 26°08′N 89°28′E / 26.13°N 89.47°E / 26.13; 89.47
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Cooch Behar
Elevation 36 m (118 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 36,124
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 736135
Telephone code 03581
Lok Sabha constituency Cooch Behar (SC)
Vidhan Sabha constituency Dinhata, Sitai (SC)
Website dinhata.in

Dinhata is headquarters of Dinhata subdivision, and a municipality in Cooch Behar District in the state of West Bengal, India.


Dinhata is located at 26°08′N 89°28′E / 26.13°N 89.47°E / 26.13; 89.47.[1] It has an average elevation of 36 metres (118 feet).


As of 2011 India census,[2] Dinhata had a population of 36,124. Males constitute 50.78% of the population and females 49.22%. Dinhata has an average literacy rate of 91.61%, higher than state average of 76.26%: male literacy is 94.53% and, female literacy is 88.62%. In Dinhata, 7.88% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Dinhata has a notable political history. Hossain Mohammad Ershad, a former President of Bangladesh, had studied in Dinhata High School. His son was born in Dinhata and some of his relatives now live there. Kamal Guha, Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Forward Block, former agriculture minister of the Government of West Bengal, was from Dinhata.

Total number of wards in the municipality: 16[3]

Other information

A regional station of the Central Tobacco Research Institute, India is located in this town.[4]


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Dinhata
  2. ^ "Dinhata Population Census 2011". Retrieved 2017-09-08.
  3. ^ "Trinamul buzz ends in whimper in Dinhata". The Telegraph, India. Retrieved 2010-06-02.
  4. ^ "About Institution (Central Tobacco Research Institute)". Central Tobacco Research Institute. Archived from the original on 8 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-02.