Jalangi (community development block)

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জলজ্ঞী সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Jalangi is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 24°08′N 88°43′E / 24.13°N 88.71°E / 24.13; 88.71Coordinates: 24°08′N 88°43′E / 24.13°N 88.71°E / 24.13; 88.71
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Murshidabad
 • Total 122 km2 (47 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 252,477
 • Density 2,100/km2 (5,400/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Literacy (2011)
 • Total literates 148,291 (58.73%)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Mushidabad
Vidhan Sabha constituency Jalangi
Website murshidbad.nic.in

Jalangi is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Domkol subdivision of Murshidabad district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Jalangi police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Sahebrampur. It is located 50 km from Baharampur, the district headquarters.



Jalangi is located at 24°08′N 88°43′E / 24.13°N 88.71°E / 24.13; 88.71

Jalangi CD Block is bounded by Rajshahi District of Bangladesh, across the Padma, in the north and in the east, Karimpur I CD Block, in Nadia district, in the south and Raninagar I, Raninagar II and Domkal CD Blocks in the west.[1]


Jalangi CD Block has an area of 122.00 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 Jalangi block/ panchayat samiti are: Choapara, Debipur, Faridpur, Ghoshpara, Jalangi, Katabari, Khairamari, Sadikhan's Dearh, Sagarpara and Sahebnaga.[4]



As per 2011 Census of India Jalangi CD Block had a total population of 252,477, all of which were rural. There were 129,430 (51%) males and 123,047 (49%) females. The population below 6 years numbered 32,313. Scheduled Castes numbered 31,831 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 2,918.[5]

As per 2001 census, Jalangi block has a total population of 215,538, out of which 111,267 were males and 104,271 were females. Jalangi block registered a population growth of 24.55 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.[6]

Large villages[edit]

Large villages in Jalangi CD Block were (2011 population in brackets): Khayramari (18,943), Debipur (17,877), Natial (10,719), Dhanirampur (6,851), Kazipara (10,522), Sahebnagar (4,376), Sagarpara (27,385), Godagari (6,061), Ghanashyam Chak (6,814), Narsinghpur (4,939), Bara Bil Raghunathpur (11,314), Joykrishnapur (13,122), Muradpur Jalangi (10,890), Paschim Sahebrampur (25,005), Sadikhanr Diar (4,531), Bilaspur Nachharerpara (6,112), Faridpur (20,041) and Tikar Bariakalkihara (7,433).[5]


As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Jalangi CD Block was 148,291 (58.73% of the population above 6 years) out of which 78,389 (53%) were males and 69,902 (47%) were females.[5]

As per 2011 census, literacy in Murshidabad district was 66.59.[7]Literacy in West Bengal was 77.08% in 2011.[8]Literacy in India in 2011 was 74.04%.[8]


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


The 251 km long State Highway No. 11 passes through this block.


Jalangi block is one of the areas where ground water is affected by arsenic contamination.[9]


  1. ^ a b "Jalangi 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. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ "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. 
  7. ^ "District Census 2011". Population Census 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ "Groundwater Arsenic contamination in West Bengal-India (20 years study )". SOES. Retrieved 2011-02-17.