Kandi (community development block)

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Kandi (CD Block)
কান্দি সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Kandi (CD Block) is located in West Bengal
Kandi (CD Block)
Kandi (CD Block)
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°57′N 88°02′E / 23.95°N 88.03°E / 23.95; 88.03Coordinates: 23°57′N 88°02′E / 23.95°N 88.03°E / 23.95; 88.03
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Murshidabad
Government
 • Type Community development block
Area
 • Total 238.54 km2 (92.10 sq mi)
Elevation 19 m (62 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 220,145
 • Density 920/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Literacy (2011)
 • Total literates 124,346 (65.13%)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 742137 (Kandi)
742136 (Gokarna)
742171 (Purandarpur)
Telephone/STD code 03484
ISO 3166 code IN-WB
Vehicle registration WB-57, WB-58
Lok Sabha constituency Baharampur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Kandi
Website murshidbad.nic.in

Kandi is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Kandi subdivision of Murshidabad district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Kandi police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Kandi. It is located 30 km from Baharampur, the district headquarters.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Kandi is located at 23°57′N 88°02′E / 23.95°N 88.03°E / 23.95; 88.03

Kandi CD Block is bounded by Khargram CD Block in the north, Beldanga II CD Block in the east, Bharatpur I CD Block in the south and Burwan CD Block in the west.[1]

Area[edit]

Kandi CD Block has an area of 238.54 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 in Kandi block/ panchayat samiti are: Andulia, Gokarna I, Gokarna II, Hizole, Jasohari Anukha I, Jasohari Anukha II, Kumarsanda, Mahalandi I, Mahalandi II and Purandarpur.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

As per 2011 Census of India Kandi CD Block had a total population of 220,145, all of which were rural. There were 112,789 (51%) males and 107,356 (49%) females. The population below six years was 29,223. Scheduled Castes numbered 35,859 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 3,390.[5]

As per 2001 census, Kandi block has a total population of 192,952, out of which 99,636 were males and 93,316 were females. Kandi block registered a population growth of 20.75 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 Kandi CD Block were (2011 population figures in brackets): Gatia (5,413), Kumar Sanda (8,320), Khosh Baspur (4,342), Gokarna (16,198), Mahalandi (16,354), Udaychandpur (6,832), Nabagram (6,904), Gobarhati (5,023), Hijal (11,480), Jasohari (9,003) and Sashpara (4,649).[5]

Literacy[edit]

As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Kandi CD Block was 124,346 (65.13% of the population above 6 years) out of which 70,161 (56%) were males and 54,185 (44%) 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]

Language[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kandi 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.