Kharibari (community development block)

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Community development block
Khoribari is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 26°34′19″N 88°08′51″E / 26.5719472°N 88.1474304°E / 26.5719472; 88.1474304Coordinates: 26°34′19″N 88°08′51″E / 26.5719472°N 88.1474304°E / 26.5719472; 88.1474304
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Darjeeling
 • Total 143.50 km2 (55.41 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 109,251
 • Density 760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Darjeeling
Vidhan Sabha constituency Phansidewa

Khoribari (community development block) is an administrative division in Siliguri subdivision of Darjeeling district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Khoribari police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Khoribari.[1][2]


Khoribari is located at 26°34′19″N 88°08′51″E / 26.5719472°N 88.1474304°E / 26.5719472; 88.1474304.

Khoribari community development block has an area of 143.50  km2.[2]

The town of Khoribari lies near the India-Nepal border. Siliguri is 30 km to its north-east. Bhadrapur, a Nepalese town, is 13 km away from Khoribari. Naxalbari (towards the north), Phansidewa (towards the east) and Thakurganj (towards the south in Bihar) are the nearby towns. The nearest airfield is Bagdogra airport. The nearest major railway station is at New Jalpaiguri.


Khoribari block consists of rural areas only with 4 Gram Panchayats, viz.

  1. Kharibari-Panishali
  2. Raniganj-Panishali
  3. Binnabari
  4. Buraganj

This block has one police station at Kharibari. Headquarters of this block is in Kharibari.


As per 2011 Census of India Khoribari CD Block had a total population of 109,251 of which 97,399 were rural and 11,852 were urban. There were 55,671 males and 53,580 females. Scheduled Castes numbered 58,570 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 21,262.[3]


As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Khoribari CD Block was 63,540 out of which 36,565 were males and 26,975 were females.[3]


  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. Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. 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.