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Jalpaiguri District : West Bengal

About District


The district situated in the northern part of West Bengal has international borders with Bhutan and Bagladesh in the North and South respectively and borders with Assam and Darjeeling hills in the East, West and Northwest. The entire topography is crisscrossed with rivulets, rivers and hills. The district is primarily rural with more than 80% of rural population. The district is the gateway to the entire North-Eastern States and Bhutan. Having high percentage of migrated population different cultural groups (Ranjbanshi, Ravas, Totos, Metch, Santhals, Madasia and Oraons) have created a unique cultural harmony which is rarely seen in other districts of West Bengal. The total Area of the district is 3386.18 Sq.Km. The district is divided into 2 Subdivisions 7 Blocks and 1886 Villages. The places of tourist interests in the districts are Garumara National Park, Lataguri, Chapramari, Chalsa, Jaldapara, Hollong, Madarihat, Murti, Khuttimari, Alipurduar, Buxa National Park, Toto para, Bhutan Ghat, Rajabhatkhawa, Jayanti, Bodaganj, Ambari, Kathambari, Kranti and Odlabari.

District Administration

District at a Glance


General
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Area in Sq Km (Census 2011)
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Population (Census 2011)
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