Haringhata (community development block)

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হরিণঘাটা সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Haringhata is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°57′14″N 88°33′49″E / 22.9538884°N 88.5637093°E / 22.9538884; 88.5637093Coordinates: 22°57′14″N 88°33′49″E / 22.9538884°N 88.5637093°E / 22.9538884; 88.5637093
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Nadia
 • Type Community development block
 • Total 168.59 km2 (65.09 sq mi)
Elevation 13 m (43 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 231,068
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Literacy (2011)
 • Total literates 171,144 (82.15%)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 741249 (Subarnapur)
741252 (Krishivisyavidyalaya)
Telephone/STD code 03216
Vehicle registration WB-51, WB-52
Lok Sabha constituency Bangaon
Vidhan Sabha constituency Haringhata
Website nadia.nic.in

Haringhata is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Kalyani subdivision of Nadia district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Haringhata police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Subarnapur. It is located 56 km from Krishnanagar, the district headquarters.



Subarnapur is located at 22°57′14″N 88°33′49″E / 22.9538884°N 88.5637093°E / 22.9538884; 88.5637093.

Haringhata CD Block is bounded by Chakdaha CD Block in the north and west, Bangaon and Gaighata CD Blocks, in North 24 Parganas district, in the east, Amdanga, Habra I and Habra II CD Blocks, in North 24 Parganas district, in the south.[1][2]


Haringhata CD Block has an area of 168.59  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 Haringhata block/ panchayat samiti are: Birohi 1, Birohi 2, Fatepur, Haringhata 1, Harinhgata 2, Kastodanga 1, Kastodanga 2, Mollabelia, Nagarukhra 1 and Nagarukhra 2.[5]


As per 2011 Census of India Haringhata CD Block had a total population of 231,068, of which 207,459 were rural and 23,609 were urban. There were 118,709 (51% males and 112,359 (49%) females. Scheduled Castes numbered 73,755 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 11,218. [6]

As per 2001 census, Haringhata block had a total population 207,867, out of which 108,011 were males and 99,856 were females. Haringhata block registered a population growth of 16.92 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 towns and large villages[edit]

There are four census towns in Haringhata CD Block (2011 census figures in brackets) : Haringhata (3,989), Simhat (6,949), Subarnapur (5,759) and Digha (6,916).[6]

Large villages in Haringhata CD Block were (2011 census figures in brackets): Chandirampur (4,740), Narayanpur (4,548), Uttar Datta Para (5,430), Uttar Brahmapur (5,371), Subuddipur (6,051), Sekendarpur (7,917), Kathdanga (7,417), Mollabalia (5,889), Ganguria (4,291), Fatepur (5,093), Barasat (4,046), Ukrah (13,548), Goaldob (4,883) and Dighalgram (5,390).[6]


As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Haringhata CD Block was 171,144 (82.15% of the population over 6 years) out of which 93,313 (55%) were males and 77,831 (45%) 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]


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


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


  1. ^ a b "Chakdah 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. 
  10. ^ "Groundwater Arsenic contamination in West Bengal-India (20 years study )". SOES. Retrieved 2011-03-25.