Kanki, Uttar Dinajpur

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Coordinates: 26°00′22″N 87°51′30″E / 26.006140°N 87.858254°E / 26.006140; 87.858254Coordinates: 26°00′22″N 87°51′30″E / 26.006140°N 87.858254°E / 26.006140; 87.858254

Kanki is a village under Goalpokhar II community development block in the district of Uttar Dinajpur, West Bengal, India. It is also the center of the Kanki Gram Panchayat.


The village is located in North Dinajpur, a district of West Bengal. It is situated beside NH-31. The population is about 1600, and the town has a railway station with trains to the nearest city, Kishanganj.[1] The area has a population of around 12000. Kanki has a church and two nationalised banks (Punjab National Bank and Indian Overseas Bank), with a temple of Shri Krishna Avatar Baba Ramdev, Digambar Jain Mandir and a Mosque considered tourist attractions.

Kanki's daily temperatures tend to coincide with those of Darjeeling, by virtue of their proximity. In summer, temperatures reach 40 °C and can drop as low as 4 °C in the winter.

Gram Panchayat[edit]

The Kanki gram panchayat (village council) is the local government for the villages of Basatput, Chaugharia, Dangi, Deogaon, Hathipaon, Hatwar, Kanki, Mahishakhor, Majlispur, Manora, Matiari, Najarpur, Nayanagar, Pachim Lahil, Peazgaon, Sahaspur, Simulia, Suhia, and Suhiasani.[1]


The majority of the workforce is involved with the agricultural industry. As suits its agricultural focus, Kanki serves as a hub for vegetable exports and Lahil developing in progress.


Here is a High School (Kanki Shree jain Vidya Mandir) with co-education facility up to class XII. There is also a girls' school, offering up to class VIII.

Schools offering primary education in the area include Simuliaf.p. School, Evergreen Public School Kanki,[2] Kanki Public School, Kanki Jr. Basic School, Darul Ulum Mohammadia, Hatwar F.p. School, Basatpur Madrasah Shiksha Kendra, Hatwar Msk, Children Ideal English School, Hatipaon F.p. School, Kanki Colony Ssk, Aljamiatus Sunnia Lahil Manora, Sahapur F.p. School, Mahisakhore Ssk, Manora Urdu Medium F.p.school, Monara High School, Al-jame-atul Ashrafia Garib, Dr. Zakir Hussain Public School, Sani Suhia F.p. School, and Nayanagar Ssk.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Kanki Village in Goalpokhar Ii". Indian Village Directory. Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  2. ^ "Evergreen Public School, Kanki". All India Facts. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  3. ^ "List of Schools in Goalpokher Ii (Uttar Dinajpur), West Bengal". All India Facts. Retrieved 2018-01-31.