Matigara (community development block)

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Matigara is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 26°43′00″N 88°23′00″E / 26.716667°N 88.383333°E / 26.716667; 88.383333Coordinates: 26°43′00″N 88°23′00″E / 26.716667°N 88.383333°E / 26.716667; 88.383333
Country India
StateWest Bengal
 • Total197,278
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Lok Sabha constituencyDarjeeling
Vidhan Sabha constituencyMatigara-Naxalbari, Kurseong

Matigara (community development block) is an administrative division in Siliguri subdivision of Darjeeling district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Matigara Investigation Centre and Siliguri police stations serve this block. Headquarters of this block is at Kadamtala. There is one census town in this block:Bairatisal,[1][2]


Matigara is located at 26°43′0″N 88°23′0″E / 26.71667°N 88.38333°E / 26.71667; 88.38333 at an elevation of 127 m above sea level.[3]

Matigara community development block has an area of 140.60  km2.[2]


Matigara block consists of one census town: Bairatisal and rural areas with 5 Gram Panchayats, viz.

  1. Matigara-I
  2. Matigara-II
  3. Atharakhai
  4. Patharghata
  5. Champasari

This block has two police stations: Pradhan Nagar and Matigara.

The headquarters of this block is in Kadamtala.


As per 2011 Census of India Matigara CD Block had a total population of 197,278 of which 135,583 were rural and 61,695 were urban. There were 101,023 males and 96.255 females. Scheduled Castes numbered 70,527 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 26,484.[4]


As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Matigara CD Block was 129,006 out of which 72,352 were males and 56,654 were females.[4]


National Highway 55 and National Highway 31 pass through Matigara. Matigara has only land transportation consisting of railway and roadways. All form of land transport is accessible here.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Darjeeling district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 15 March 2011.
  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 19 July 2011. Retrieved 15 March 2011.
  3. ^ Map and weather of Matigara
  4. ^ 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.