Farakka (community development block)
ফারাক্কা সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
|community development block|
|• Total||144.78 km2 (55.90 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,500/km2 (3,900/sq mi)|
|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Maldaha Dakshin|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Samserganj, Farakka|
Farakka (community development block) is an administrative division in Jangipur subdivision of Murshidabad district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Farakka police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Farakka. There is one census town in this block: Farrakka Barrage Township.
Farakka is located at
In the north malda district is connected by Farakka Baragge though railway and by road (NH-34).ON the west, it has border with Jharkhand.
As per 2011 Census of India Farakka CD Block had a total population of 274,111, of which 167,826 were rural and 106,285 were urban. There were 139,226 males and 134,885 females. Scheduled Castes numbered 32,689 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 5,165.
As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Farakka CD Block was 134,650 out of which 74,957 were males and 59,693 were females.
NH 34 passes through Farakka block. It is well connected to kolkata by railway line. National High-80 connect Farakka and Jharkhand.
Main cops cultivated are Paddy, Jute, Potato, Onion, Garlic, Brinjal. The source of water is ponds and tubewells. Famous fruits are mango, litchi and jackfruit.
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