Raghunathganj II

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Raghunathganj II
রঘুনাথগঞ্জ II সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Raghunathganj II is located in West Bengal
Raghunathganj II
Raghunathganj II
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 24°28′N 88°06′E / 24.46°N 88.10°E / 24.46; 88.10Coordinates: 24°28′N 88°06′E / 24.46°N 88.10°E / 24.46; 88.10
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Murshidabad
 • Type Community development block
 • Total 99.77 km2 (38.52 sq mi)
Elevation 31 m (102 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 265,336
 • Density 2,700/km2 (6,900/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Literacy (2011)
 • Total literates 133,722 (61.17%)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 742213 (Jangipur)
742230 (Giria)
742303 (Dumkal)
Telephone/STD code 03485
ISO 3166 code IN-WB
Vehicle registration WB-57, WB-58
Lok Sabha constituency Jangipur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Raghunathganj
Website murshidbad.nic.in

Raghunathganj II is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Jangipur subdivision of Murshidabad district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Raghunathganj police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Jangipur. It is located 54 km from Baharampur, the district headquarters.



Jot Kamal, a census town in Raghunathganj II block, is located at 24°28′N 88°06′E / 24.46°N 88.10°E / 24.46; 88.10

Raghunathganj II CD Block is bounded by Suti I and Suti II CD Blocks in the north, Lalgola CD Block and Chapai Nawabganj District of Bangladesh, across the Ganges, in the east, Sagardighi CD Block in the south and Raghunathganj I CD Block in the west.[1]


Raghunathganj II community development block has an area of 99.77 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 Raghunathganj II block/ panchayat samiti are: Barashimul Dayarampur, Giria, Jotekamal, Kashiadanga, Laxmijola, Mithipur, Sammatinagar, Sekendra, Sekhalipur and Teghari I.[4]



As per 2011 Census of India Raghunathganj II CD Block had a total population of 265,336, of which 131,236 were rural and 134,100 were urban. There were 135,723 (51%) males and 129,613 (49%) females. Population below 6 years numbered 46,739. Scheduled Castes numbered 23,242 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 86.[5]

As per 2001 census, Raghunathganj II block has a total population of 192,505, out of which 94,325 were males and 98,180 were females. Raghunathganj II block registered a population growth of 24.14 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]

Census towns and large villages[edit]

Census towns in Raghunathganj II CD Block were (2011 population figures in brackets): Giria (17,131), Mithipur (15,260), Jot Kamal (7,685), Osmanpur (10,512), Sahajadpur (23,280), Khodarampur (7,277), Donalia (6,081), Teghari (25,058), Krishna Sali (10,742) and Bara Jumla (11,074).[5]

Large villages in Raghunathganj II CD Block were (2011 population figures in brackets): Lal Khandiar (1,223), Giria Kismat (7,153), Sekendara (21,668), Mukundapur (4,009), Jot Sundar (4,207), Putia (4,984), Kul Gachhi (11,292), Jamra (4,692), Bahara (12,862), Kasia Danga (14,025) and Dighir Pahar (4,468).[5]


As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Raghunathganj II CD Block was 133,722 (61.17% of the population above 6 years) out of which 72,489 (54%) were males and 61,233 (46%) 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]


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


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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 d "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 2011-02-17.