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Falakata, West Bengal
Falakata Station nameplate
Falakata Station nameplate
Falakata, West Bengal is located in West Bengal
Falakata, West Bengal
Falakata, West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Falakata, West Bengal is located in India
Falakata, West Bengal
Falakata, West Bengal
Falakata, West Bengal (India)
Coordinates: 26°32′N 89°12′E / 26.53°N 89.2°E / 26.53; 89.2Coordinates: 26°32′N 89°12′E / 26.53°N 89.2°E / 26.53; 89.2
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Alipurduar
 • Type West Bengal
Elevation 88 m (289 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 18,801
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registration WB
Lok Sabha constituency Alipurduars (SC)
Vidhan Sabha constituency Falakata (SC)
Website jalpaiguri.gov.in

Falakata is a census town of Alipurduar subdivision[1] in Alipurduar district in the state of West Bengal State in India.


Falakata is located at 26°32′N 89°12′E / 26.53°N 89.2°E / 26.53; 89.2 It has an average elevation of 88 metres (288 feet). This place is a recently declared Municipality. Mujnai is the main river. Falakata is surrounded by rich forests, corn fields and the nearby Kunjanagar Eco-Park.


As per 2001 Census of India,[2] Falakata had a population of 18,801. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Falakata has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 71%. In Falakata, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Falakata College is one of the very prominent Colleges.It offers only Arts. Falakata High School is the oldest school of Falakata. Raymond Memorial Higher Secondary School; is an English medium, Christian minority school, run by the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, since 1949. It is a co-educational day-boarding school, from classes Nursery to 12th, offering Science, Commerce and Arts stream at the +2 levels. The school is recognized by The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi (ICSE/ISC). There are many government primary schools provides free education for poor children. On another hand, private primary schools are growing day by day.


Falakata has many tourist places s nearby such as Darjeeling, Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary, Gangtok one can easily reach there by trains as well as the personal vehicle.

Transportation- falakata does not have any city bus services in town but there are numerous intercity buses available for nearby towns .


  1. ^ District-wise list of statutory towns Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.