Mirik (community development block)

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Mirik
Community development block
Mirik is located in West Bengal
Mirik
Mirik
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 26°53′08″N 88°11′14″E / 26.8854833°N 88.1872559°E / 26.8854833; 88.1872559Coordinates: 26°53′08″N 88°11′14″E / 26.8854833°N 88.1872559°E / 26.8854833; 88.1872559
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Darjeeling
Area
 • Total 122.28 km2 (47.21 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 46,374
 • Density 380/km2 (980/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Darjeeling
Vidhan Sabha constituency Kurseong
Website darjeeling.gov.in

Mirik (community development block) is an administrative division in Kurseong subdivision of Darjeeling district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Mirik and Naxalbari police stations serve this block. Headquarters of this block is at Mirik.[1][2]

Geography[edit]

Mirik is located at 26°53′08″N 88°11′14″E / 26.8854833°N 88.1872559°E / 26.8854833; 88.1872559.

Mirik community development block has an area of 122.28  km2.[2]

Mirik block consists of rural areas with 6 gram panchayats, viz. Chenga Panighatta, Pahelagaon School Dara–I, Pahelagaon School Dara–II, Soureni–I, Soureni–II and Duptin.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2011 Census of India Mirik CD Block had a total population of 46,374, all of which were rural. There were 23,394 males and 22,980 females. Scheduled Castes numbered 3,619 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 14,280.[4]

Literacy[edit]

As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Mirik CD Block was 34,334 out of which 18,873 were males and 15,461 were females.[4]

References[edit]

  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. Retrieved 2011-03-15. 
  3. ^ "District Profile". Official website of Darjeeling district. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  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.