Karimpur I

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Karimpur I
করিমপুর I সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Karimpur I is located in West Bengal
Karimpur I
Karimpur I
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°58′46″N 88°37′19″E / 23.97944°N 88.62194°E / 23.97944; 88.62194Coordinates: 23°58′46″N 88°37′19″E / 23.97944°N 88.62194°E / 23.97944; 88.62194
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Nadia
 • Type Community development block
 • Total 214.21 km2 (82.71 sq mi)
Elevation 22 m (72 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 183,556
 • Density 860/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Literacy (2011)
 • Total literates 111,716 (67.70%)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 741152 (Karimpur)
741158 (Shikarpur)
Telephone/STD code 03471
Vehicle registration WB-51, WB-52
Lok Sabha constituency Murshidabad
Vidhan Sabha constituency Karimpur
Website nadia.nic.in

Karimpur I is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Tehatta subdivision of Nadia district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Karimpur, Hogolberia and Murutia police stations serve this block. Headquarters of this block is at Sikarpur. It is located 75 km from Krishnanagar, the district headquarters.



Karimpur is located at 23°58′46″N 88°37′19″E / 23.97944°N 88.62194°E / 23.97944; 88.62194.[1]

Karimpur I CD Block is bounded by Jalangi and Domkal CD Blocks, in Murshidabad district, in the north, Daulatpur Upazila in Kushtia District of Bangladesh in the east, Karimpur II CD Block in the south and Naoda CD Block, in Murshidabad district, in the west.[2][3]


Karimpur I CD Block has an area of 214.21  km2.[4]

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.[5]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Karimpur I block/ panchayat samiti are: Harekrishnapur, Hogalbaria, Jamsherpur, Karimpur I, Karimpur II, Madhugari, Pipulbaria and Shikarpur.[6]


As per 2011 Census of India Karimpur I CD Block had a total population of 183,556, of which 160.895 were rural and 5,867 were urban. There were 94,571 (52%) males and 88,985 (48%) females. The population below 6 years was 18,539. Scheduled Castes numbered 32,054 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 5,867.[7]

As per 2001 census, Karimpur I block had a total population 166,763, out of which 86,260 were males and 80,503 were females. Karimpur I block registered a population growth of 15.97 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.[4][8]

Census towns and large villages[edit]

There were two census towns in Karimpur CD Block (2011 census population in brackets): Karimpur (9,661), Uttampur (13,000).[7]

Large villages in Karimpur CD Block (2011 census population figures in brackets): Durlabhpur (4,182), Madhugari (5,356), Andhar Kotha (15,244), Sundalpur (5,303), Jamsherpur (6,689), Gabrudanga (4,365), Senpara (5,432), Pakabutahuda (8,933), Baruipara (9,942), Kechuadanga (7,191) and Anandpur (4,081).[7]


As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Karimpur I CD Block was 111,716 (67.70% of the population over 6 years) out of which 59,368 (53%) were males and 52,348 (47%) were females.[7]

As per 2011 census, literacy in Nadia district was 74.97.[9] Literacy in West Bengal was 77.08% in 2011.[10] Literacy in India in 2011 was 74.04%.[10]


Bengali is the local language in these areas.[2]


The 251 km long State Highway No. 11 passes through this block. Frequent bus service is available from the district headquarters Krishnanagar and Baharmpur.


Karimpur I block is one of the areas where ground water is affected by arsenic contamination.[11]


  1. ^ "Karimpur PS and CI office, Karimpur, Nadia". Nadia District. Wikimapia. Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Karimpur I Block". onefivenine. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "Nadia District". Map. Nadia district administration. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "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 4 March 2016. 
  5. ^ Gangopadhyay, Basudev, Paschimbanga Parichay, 2001, (Bengali), p. 70, Sishu Sahitya Sansad
  6. ^ "Nadia district". NREGA activities - Block Performance MIS vs MPR. Nadia district administration. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ "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. 
  9. ^ "District Census 2011". Population Census 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 
  10. ^ 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. 
  11. ^ "Groundwater Arsenic contamination in West Bengal-India (20 years study )". SOES. Retrieved 2011-03-25.