Hariharpara (community development block)

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হরিহরপাড়া সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Hariharpara is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 24°02′N 88°27′E / 24.03°N 88.45°E / 24.03; 88.45Coordinates: 24°02′N 88°27′E / 24.03°N 88.45°E / 24.03; 88.45
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Murshidabad
 • Type Community development block
 • Total 252.80 km2 (97.61 sq mi)
Elevation 22 m (72 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 257,571
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Literacy (2011)
 • Total literates 157,008 (69.20%)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 744166 (Hariharpara)
742182 (Choa)
Telephone/STD code 03472
ISO 3166 code IN-WB
Vehicle registration WB-57, WB-58
Lok Sabha constituency Murshidabad
Vidhan Sabha constituency Hariharpara,
Website murshidabad.gov.in

Hariharpara is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Barhampur subdivision of Murshidabad district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Hariharpara police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Hariharpara. It is located 19 km from Baharampur, the district headquarters.



Hariharpara is located at 24°02′N 88°27′E / 24.03°N 88.45°E / 24.03; 88.45

Hariharpara CD Block is bounded by Raninagar I CD Block in the north, Domkal CD Block in the east, Naoda CD Block in the south and Berhampore and Beldanga I CD Blocks in the west.[1]


Hariharpara CD Block has an area of 252.80 km2.[2]

Physical features[edit]

The Bhagirathi divides the district into two parts namely Bagri on the east and Rahr on the west. The Padma separates the district from Malda district, and Chapai Nawabganj and Rajshahi districts of Bangladesh.[3]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Hariharpara block/ panchayat samiti are: Beharia, Choa, Dharampur, Hariharpara, Humaipur, Khidirpur, Malopara, Raipur, Rukunpur, Swaruppur.[4][5]



As per 2011 Census of India Hariharpara CD Block had a total population of 257,571, all of which were rural. There were 131,634 (51%) males and 125,937 (48%) females. The population below 6 years numbered 30,693. Scheduled Castes numbered 16,403 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 3,040.[6]

As per 2001 census, Hariharpara block has a total population of 221,701, out of which 114,524 were males and 107,185 were females. Hariharpara block registered a population growth of 19.50 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for the district was 23.70 per cent.[2]Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[7]

Large villages[edit]

Large villages in Hariharpara CD Block were (2011 census population figures in brackets): Bochadanga (4,260), Raypur (6,203), Masurdanga (4,760), Baruipara (7,663), Khidirpur (6,638), Kismad Imadpur (16,604), Lal Nagar (6,918), Jagannathpur (6,235), Biharia (12,2883), Tehatta (4,713), Pratappur (10,430), Rukunpur (18,663), Hariharpara (14,827), Dasturpara (6,235), Sankarpur (4,721), Lochanmati Dangapara (5,226), Tartipur (8,058), Swaruppur (9,835), Padmanabhpur (8,194), Choa (17,672), Sripur (7,973), Gaznipur (5,936) and Shahjadpur (6,602).[6]


As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Hariharpara CD Block was 157,008 (69.20% of the population above 6 years) out of which 81,316 (52%) were males and 75,682 (48%) were females.[6]

As per 2011 census, literacy in Murshidabad district was 66.59.[8]Literacy in West Bengal was 77.08% in 2011.[9]Literacy in India in 2011 was 74.04%.[9]


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


Hariharpara block is one of the areas where ground water is affected by arsenic contamination.[10]


  1. ^ a b "Hariharpara Block". onefivenine. Retrieved 18 February 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001 – Mushidabad district. Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on September 28, 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Murshidabad". Geography. Murshidabad district. Retrieved 23 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "BRGF Allotment Order No. 12" (PDF). Government of West Bengal Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 18 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Directory of District, Subdivision, Panchayat Samiti/ Block and Gram Panchayats in West Bengal". Murshidabad – Revised in March 2008. Panchayats and Rural Development Department, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 18 June 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 14 October 2015. 
  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. 
  10. ^ "Groundwater Arsenic contamination in West Bengal-India (20 years study )". SOES. Retrieved 2011-02-17.