Krishnaganj (community development block)

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কৃষ্ণগঞ্জ সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Krishnaganj is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°23′26″N 88°44′31″E / 23.3906338°N 88.7420654°E / 23.3906338; 88.7420654Coordinates: 23°23′26″N 88°44′31″E / 23.3906338°N 88.7420654°E / 23.3906338; 88.7420654
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Nadia
 • Type Community development block
 • Total 151.70 km2 (58.57 sq mi)
Elevation 12 m (39 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 146,705
 • Density 970/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Literacy (2011)
 • Total literates 96,222 (72.86%)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 741506 (Krishnaganj)
741509 (Chandannagar)
741503 (Banpur)
741514 (Bhajanghat)
Telephone/STD code 03472
ISO 3166 code IN-WB
Vehicle registration WB-51, WB-51
Lok Sabha constituency Ranaghat
Vidhan Sabha constituency Krishnaganj

Krishnaganj is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Krishnanagar Sadar subdivision of Nadia district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Krishnaganj police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Krishnaganj. It is located 24 km from Krishnanagar, the district headquarters.



Bhajanghat, a constituent panchayat of this block, is located at 23°23′26″N 88°44′31″E / 23.3906338°N 88.7420654°E / 23.3906338; 88.7420654.

Krishnaganj CD Block is bounded by Damurhuda and Jibannagar upazilas of Chuadanga District of Bangladesh, in the north and the east, Hanskhali CD Block in the south and Krishnanagar I and Chapra CD Blocks in the west.[1][2]


Krishnaganj CD Block has an area of 151.70  km2.[3]

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.[4]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Krishnaganj block/ panchayat samiti are: Bhajanghat Tungi, Gobindapur, Joyghata, Krishnaganj, Matiary Banpur, Shibnibas and Taldah Majdia.[5]


As per 2011 Census of India Krishnaganj CD Block had a total population of 146,705, all of which were rural. There were 75,573 (52%) males and 71,132 (48%) females. The population below 6 years was 14,638. Scheduled Castes numbered 66,818 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 9,492.[6]

As per 2001 census, Krishnaganj block had a total population of 133,385, out of which 68,547 were males and 64,838 were females. Krishnaganj block registered a population growth of 18.17 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.[7]

Large villages[edit]

Large villages in Krishnaganj CD Block were (2011 census figures in brackets): Jayghata (4,327), Durgapur (4,717), Chaugachha (6,054), Chandan Nagar (5,419), Songhata (4,498), Banpur (5,888), Gede (5,396), Matiari (7,301), Tungi (7,803), Majdia (11,995), Helenchi (4,610) and Bhajanghat (5,206).[6]


As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Krishnaganj CD Block was 96,222 (72.86% of the population over 6 years) out of which 52,754 (55%) were males and 43,468 (45%) were females.[6]

As per 2011 census, literacy in Nadia district was 74.97.[8] Literacy in West Bengal was 77.08% in 2011.[9] Literacy in India in 2011 was 74.04%.[9]


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


The main line of the Eastern Bengal Railway from Sealdah to Ranaghat, was opened in 1862 and extended to Kushtia, now in Bangladesh, the same year. After partition of India in 1947, the main line got truncated and what remained in West Bengal formed the Gede branch line.[10] Now, Gede railway station, in this block, is the last railway station in India and border checkpoint on way to Bangladesh.


  1. ^ a b "Krishnaganj Block". onefivenine. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Nadia District". Map. Nadia district administration. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "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 2011-03-25. 
  4. ^ Gangopadhyay, Basudev, Paschimbanga Parichay, 2001, (Bengali), p. 70, Sishu Sahitya Sansad
  5. ^ "Nadia district". NREGA activities - Block Performance MIS vs MPR. Nadia district administration. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  6. ^ 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 25 February 2016. 
  7. ^ "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. 
  8. ^ "District Census 2011". Population Census 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 
  9. ^ 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. 
  10. ^ "The Chronology of Railway development in Eastern Indian". railindia. Retrieved 2012-02-10.