Raiganj (community development block)

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Raiganj
রায়গঞ্জ সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Raiganj is located in West Bengal
Raiganj
Raiganj
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 25°37′N 88°07′E / 25.62°N 88.12°E / 25.62; 88.12Coordinates: 25°37′N 88°07′E / 25.62°N 88.12°E / 25.62; 88.12
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Uttar Dinajpur
Area
 • Total 466.26 km2 (180.02 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 362,285
 • Density 780/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Raiganj
Vidhan Sabha constituency Raiganj, Hemtabad, Kaliaganj
Website uttardinajpur.nic.in

Raiganj (community development block) is an administrative division in Raiganj subdivision of Uttar Dinajpur district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Raiganj police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Raiganj. Nachhratpur Katabari and Kasba are two census towns in this block.[1][2]

Geography[edit]

Raiganj is located at 25°37′N 88°07′E / 25.62°N 88.12°E / 25.62; 88.12.

Raiganj community development block has an area of 466.26  km2.[2]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Raiganj block/ panchayat samiti are:Bahin, Baruna, Bhatun, Bindole,11 NO Birghoi, Gouri, Jagadishpur, Kamalabari I, Kamalabari II, Mahipur, Maraikura, Rampur, Sherpur and Sitgram.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2011 Census of India Raiganj CD Block had a total population of 430,221 of which 414,143 were rural and 16,078 were urban. There were 221,738 males and 208,483 females. Scheduled Castes numbered 163,662 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 27,785.[4]

Literacy[edit]

As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Raiganj CD Block was 234,192 out of which 133,461 were males and 100,731 were females.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Uttar Dinajpur district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  2. ^ a b "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal , Table 4". Census of India 2001, Uttar Dinajpur district (04). Census Commissioner of India. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  3. ^ "BRGF Allotment Order No. 5". Government of West Bengal - Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  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 31 August 2015.