Lalgola (community development block)

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লালগোলা সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Lalgola is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 24°25′N 88°15′E / 24.42°N 88.25°E / 24.42; 88.25Coordinates: 24°25′N 88°15′E / 24.42°N 88.25°E / 24.42; 88.25
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Murshidabad
 • Type Community development block
 • Total 134 km2 (52 sq mi)
Elevation 26 m (85 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 335,831
 • Density 2,500/km2 (6,500/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Literacy (2011)
 • Total literates 180,646 (64.32%)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 742148 (Lalgola)
742185 (Krishnapur)
Telephone/STD code 03482
ISO 3166 code IN-WB
Vehicle registration WB-57, WB-58
Lok Sabha constituency Murshidabad
Vidhan Sabha constituency Lalgola, Raghunathganj

Lalgola is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Lalbag subdivision of Murshidabad district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Lalgola police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Lalgola. It is located 42 km from Baharampur, the district headquarters.



Lalgola is located at 24°25′N 88°15′E / 24.42°N 88.25°E / 24.42; 88.25

Lalgola CD Block is bounded by Rajshahi District of Bangladesh, across the Padma, in the north, Bhagawangola II CD Block in the east, Bhagawangola I CD Block in the south and Raghunathganj I and Raghunathganj II CD Blocks in the west.[1]


Lalgola community development block has an area of 134.00 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 Lalgola block/ panchayat samiti are: Airmari Krishnapur, Bahadurpur, Bilborakopra, Dewansarai, Jasaitala, Kalmegha, Lalgola, Maiya, Manikchak, Nashipur, Paikpara and Ramchandrapur.[4]



As per 2011 Census of India Lalgola CD Block had a total population of 335,831, all of which were rural. There were 170,997 (51%) males and 164,834 (49%) females. Population below 6 years numbered 54,961. Scheduled Castes numbered 31,248 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 168.[5]

As per 2001 census, Lalgola block has a total population of 267,593, out of which 136,853 were males and 130,710 were females. Lalgola block registered a population growth of 29.40 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 under Lalgola CD Block were (2011 population figures in brackets): Maia (15,131), Bayra (15,259), Paharpur (13,368), Amarkunda (5,605), Makimnagar (4,057), Ilimpur (6,204), Nasipur (8,696), Syampur (4,443), Rajarampur (10,528), Paikpara (12,138), Nadaipur (9,401), Basui (4,676), Upar Fatepur (7,142), Krishnapur (19,462), Ramchandrapur (4,358), Karttickpur (5,687), Kalmegha (8,176), Bansgara (8,671), Lalgola (31,698), Hazi Mahammadpur (4,227), Paschim Durbarpara (5,056), Krishnapur Dinurpara (7,502), Brahimottar Manick Chak (7,800), Bajupur Madhupur (9,771), Diar Fatepur (10,536) and Sites Nagar (7,123).[5]


As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Lalgola CD Block was 180,646 (64.32% of the population above 6 years) out of which 94,242 (52%) were males and 86,404 (48%) 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]


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


Lalgola block is one of the areas where ground water is affected by arsenic contamination.[9]


The Ranaghat-Lalgola branch line was opened in 1905.[10]


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  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. 
  9. ^ "Groundwater Arsenic contamination in West Bengal-India (20 years study )". SOES. Retrieved 2011-03-11. 
  10. ^ L.S.S.O’Malley. "Murshidabad District (1914)". IRFCA. Retrieved 24 February 2016.