Kalimpong I (community development block)

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Kalimpong I
Community development block
Kalimpong I is located in West Bengal
Kalimpong I
Kalimpong I
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 27°04′N 88°28′E / 27.06°N 88.47°E / 27.06; 88.47Coordinates: 27°04′N 88°28′E / 27.06°N 88.47°E / 27.06; 88.47
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Darjeeling
Area
 • Total 321.16 km2 (124.00 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 74,746
 • Density 230/km2 (600/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Darjeeling
Vidhan Sabha constituency Kalimpong
Website darjeeling.gov.in

Kalimpong I (community development block) is an administrative division in Kalimpong subdivision of Darjeeling district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Kalimpong police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Kalimpong. Kalimpong–I block consists of rural areas with 18 gram panchayats, viz. Bong, Kalimpong, Samalbong, Tista, Dr. Grahams Homes, Lower Echhay, Samthar, Neembong, Dungra, Upper Echhay, Seokbir, Bhalukhop, Yangmakum, Pabringtar, Sindepong, Kafer Kanke Bong, Pudung and Tashiding.[1] This block has one police station at Kalimpong.[2] Headquarters of this block is in Kalimpong.[3] This block has no block officer since 2012. Current additional block development officer is Sri Sashwata Bhowmik[1][2]

Geography[edit]

Kalimpong is located at 27°04′N 88°28′E / 27.06°N 88.47°E / 27.06; 88.47.

Kalimpong I community development block has an area of 321.16  km2.[2]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2011 Census of India Kalimpong I CD Block had a total population of 74,746, of which 67,957 were rural and 6,789 were urban. There were 37,750 males and 36,996 females. Scheduled Castes numbered 5,213 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 25,657.[3]

Literacy[edit]

As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Kalimpong I CD Block was 54,820 out of which 29,389 were males and 25,431 were females.[3]

Transport[edit]

NH 31A passes through this block.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Darjeeling district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-03-15. 
  2. ^ a b "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal , Table 4". Census of India 2001, Darjeeling district (01). Census Commissioner of India. Retrieved 2011-03-15. 
  3. ^ a b "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 19 August 2015.