Nabagram (community development block)

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নবগ্রাম সমষ্টি উন্নয় ন ব্লক
Community development block
Nabagram is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 24°04′14″N 88°02′20″E / 24.0706034°N 88.0389404°E / 24.0706034; 88.0389404Coordinates: 24°04′14″N 88°02′20″E / 24.0706034°N 88.0389404°E / 24.0706034; 88.0389404
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Murshidabad
 • Type Community development block
 • Total 305.61 km2 (118.00 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 227,586
 • Density 740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Literacy (2011)
 • Total literates 140,735 (70.83%)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 742181 (Nabagram)
Telephone/STD code 03482
ISO 3166 code IN-WB
Vehicle registration WB-57, WB-58
Lok Sabha constituency Jangipur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Nabagram

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



Maharul, one of the constituent panchayats of Nabagram block, is located at 24°04′14″N 88°02′20″E / 24.0706034°N 88.0389404°E / 24.0706034; 88.0389404.

Nabagram CD Block is bounded by Sagardighi CD Block in the north, Murshidabad-Jiaganj and Berhampore CD Blocks in the east, Khargram CD Block in the south and Rampurhat II CD Block, in Birbhum district, in the west.[1]


Nabagram CD Block has an area of 305.61 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 Nabagram block/ panchayat samiti are: Amarkunda, Gurapashla, Hozbibidanga, Kiriteswari, Maharul, Nabagram, Narayanpur, Panchagram, Rasulpur and Shibpur.[4]



As per 2011 Census of India Nabagram CD Block had a total population of 227,586, all of which were rural. There were 116,134 (51%) males and 111,452 (49%) females. The population below 6 years was 28,900. Scheduled Castes numbered 56,622 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 16,770.[5]

As per 2001 census, Nabagram block has a total population of 196,585, out of which 100,491 were males and 96,074 were females. Nabagram block registered a population growth of 22.75 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 in Nabagram CD Block were (2011 population figures in brackets): Nimgram (4,056), Chupar (5,367), Sahebnagar (4,094), Panchgram (17,137), Rasulpur (9,954), Singar (5,200), Gura (6,802), Nabagram (6,939), Rajkhanda (4,005), Bilbari (4,142), and Dafarpur (5,243).[5]


As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Nabagram CD Block was 140,735 (70.83% of the population above 6 years) out of which 77,534 (55%) were males and 63,201 (45%) 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]


  1. ^ a b "Nabagram Block". onefivenine. Retrieved 18 February 2016. 
  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.