Nagrakata

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Nagrakata.t.e
নাগ্রাকাটা
Town
Nagrakata.t.e is located in West Bengal
Nagrakata.t.e
Nagrakata.t.e
Nagrakata.t.e is located in India
Nagrakata.t.e
Nagrakata.t.e
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 26°54′0″N 88°58′0″E / 26.90000°N 88.96667°E / 26.90000; 88.96667Coordinates: 26°54′0″N 88°58′0″E / 26.90000°N 88.96667°E / 26.90000; 88.96667
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Jalpaiguri
Elevation 214 m (702 ft)
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English, Gorkhali, Santhali,
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 735225
Telephone code 03565
Vehicle registration WB
Coastline 0 kilometres (0 mi)
Nearest city Siliguri
Lok Sabha constituency Alipurduars
Vidhan Sabha constituency Nagrakata
Website wb.gov.in

Nagrakata is headquarters of Nagrakata (Community development block) in Malbazar subdivision of Jalpaiguri district, West Bengal, India.

History[edit]

Nagrakata was a small location in the British period but there was 14 tea gardens together named as doors tea company. Nagrakata station was the important railway station for dispatching CTC tea all over the world. Tea Research Association is located here from that time. A big workshop was settled for all 14 tea gardens near the station.There is a club named European club from the British time, also a big play ground named club ground surrounding the club. The scenic beauty and the green tea gardens make Nagrakata be a wonderful place in doors area. The Bhutan border near Jiti T.G. is also an excellent of its kind. Hilla T.G. is a wonderful beauty of nature. The natural beauty of Nagrakata attract the Britishers that time and they planted Tea gardens, roads and train lines for development of the place. Now this place will be a very popular tourist spot for its natural beauty if the Government take the initiative.

Geography[edit]

It is located at 26°54′0″N 88°55′0″E / 26.90000°N 88.91667°E / 26.90000; 88.91667 at an elevation of 214 m above MSL.[1]

Location[edit]

National Highway 31C passes through Nagrakata. It is a station on the New Jalpaiguri-Alipurduar-Samuktala Road Line.

Tea Garden[edit]

There are many tea gardens in this block, like Chengmari T.G, Kurti T.G, Bhagatpur T.G., Nagrakata T.G, Jiti TG, Hope TG, Naya Sailee TG, Hilla TG, Grassmore TG, Ghatia TG, Looksan TG, Dharnipur TG. etc.

Ninety percent population of this block is completely dependent upon the Tea Gardens and the majority of the tea garden resident population is TRIBAL. So, the economy of this block is largely factorised by the Tea Gardens.

Educational institutions[edit]

Nowadays there are many schools in this block. The main schools are.

  1. Nagrakata High School (Co-ed,Bengali)
  2. St. Capitanio Girls High School (Girls,Hindi)
  3. St. Mary's Boarding High School (Boys,Hindi)
  4. Chengmari Tea Estate High School (Co-ed,Hindi)
  5. Nagrakata Hindi Madhaymik Vidyalaya (Co-ed,Hindi)
  6. Sulkapara high school (Co-ed,Bengali)
  7. Ekalavya School (Co-ed,Boarding school)

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