Ranaghat I

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Ranaghat I
রাণাঘাট I সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Ranaghat I is located in West Bengal
Ranaghat I
Ranaghat I
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°12′30″N 88°31′45″E / 23.2083762°N 88.5291195°E / 23.2083762; 88.5291195Coordinates: 23°12′30″N 88°31′45″E / 23.2083762°N 88.5291195°E / 23.2083762; 88.5291195
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Nadia
 • Type Community development block
 • Total 122.99 km2 (47.49 sq mi)
Elevation 16 m (52 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 232,282
 • Density 1,900/km2 (4,900/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Literacy (2011)
 • Total literates 163,429 (77.61%)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 741255 (Anulia)
741403 (Habibpur)
Telephone/STD code 03454
Vehicle registration WB-51, WB-52
Lok Sabha constituency Ranaghat
Vidhan Sabha constituency Ranaghat Dakshin, Ranaghat Uttar Paschim
Website nadia.nic.in

Ranaghat I is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Ranaghat subdivision of Nadia district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Ranaghat police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Habibpur. It is located 22 km from Krishnanagar, the district headquarters.



Habibpur is located at 23°12′30″N 88°31′45″E / 23.2083762°N 88.5291195°E / 23.2083762; 88.5291195.

Ranaghat I CD Block is bounded by Hanskhali CD Block in the north, Ranaghat II CD Block in the east, Chakdaha CD Block in the south and Santipur CD Block and Balagarh CD Block in Hooghly district across the Hooghly River in the west.[1][2]


Ranaghat I CD Block has an area of 122.99  km2.[3]

Physical features[edit]

Nadia district is mostly alluvial plains lying to the east of Hooghly River, locally known as Bhagirathi. The alluvial plains are cut across by such distributaries as Jalangi, Churni and Ichhamati. With these rivers getting silted up, floods are a recurring feature.[4]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Ranaghat I block/ panchayat samiti are: Anulia, Habibpur, Barasat, Kalinarayanpur, Paharpur, Khisma, Nawpara Masunda, Payradanga, Ramnagar I, Ramnagar II and Tarapur.[5]


As per 2011 Census of India Ranaghat I CD Block had a total population of 232,282, of which 120,847 were rural and 111,435 were urban. There were 119,444 (51%) males and 112,838 (49%) females. The population below 6 years of age was 21,717. Scheduled Castes numbered 84,911 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 4,438.[6]

As per 2001 census, Ranaghat I block had a total population 207,320, out of which 106,134 were males and 101,186 were females. Ranaghat I block registered a population growth of 13.28 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for the district was 19.51 per cent. Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[7]

Census towns, outgrowths and large villages[edit]

There are several census towns in Ranaghat I CD Block (2011 census figures in brackets) : Gangni (5,532), Kamgachhi (19,998), Raghabpur (10.280), Panpara (5,349), Aistala (20,662), Satigachha (9,847), Anulia (5,220), Gopalpur (7,818) and Parbbatipur (9,584).[6]

Outgrowths in Ranaghat I CD Block (2011 census figures in brackets): Taherpur (Ward No. 14) (3,095), Barasat (Ward No, 15) (6,770), Bhaduri (Ward No. 16)(4,558) and Mahisdanga (Ward No. 17) (2,722).[6]

Large villages (with 4,000+ population) in Ranaghat I CD Block (2011 census figures in brackets): Krishnapur Chak (4,493), Birnagar (P) (7,513), Habibpur (13,310), Paschim Noapara (5,030), Ukhil Nara (6,572) and Sundalpur Char (4,642).[6]


As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Ranaghat I CD Block was 163,429 (77.61 % of the population over 6 years) out of which 88,861 (54%) were males and 74,568 (46%) were females.[6]

As per 2011 census, literacy in Nadia district was 74.97.[8] Literacy in West Bengal was 77.08% in 2011.[9] Literacy in India in 2011 was 74.04%.[9]


Bengali is the local language in these areas.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Ranaghat I Block". onefivenine. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Nadia District". Map. Nadia district administration. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal , Table 4". Census of India 2001, Nadia district (10). Census Commissioner of India. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  4. ^ Gangopadhyay, Basudev, Paschimbanga Parichay, 2001, (Bengali), p. 70, Sishu Sahitya Sansad
  5. ^ "Nadia district". NREGA activities - Block Performance MIS vs MPR. Nadia district administration. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  7. ^ "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. 
  8. ^ "District Census 2011". Population Census 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 
  9. ^ 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.