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Cooch Behar District : West Bengal

About District

The Cooch Behar district is located in the North-Eastern part of West Bengal; bounded by the districts of Alipurduar in the north and Jalpaiguri in the north-west, state of Assam in the east (bounded by the districts of Kokrajhar & Dhubri in Assam) and the International Border in the form of Indo-Bangladesh boundary in the south-west, south and south-east. Beside this bounded area there are enclaves (called Chhits) which are outlying and detached tracts of land situated inside Bangladesh. There are 110 such Chhits. Cooch Behar district lies between 25°57'47" & 26°36'20" North Latitude ; between 88°47'44" & 89°54'35" East Longitude. The Area of the district is 3387 sq. kms, which contributes 3.82% of the land mass of the State of West Bengal. The population of the district is 28,19,086 as per 2011 Census. The district is divided into 5 Subdivisions and 12 Blocks. The places of tourist interest in th districts are Rajbari (royal palace) of the "Koch" dynasty, Madan Mohan Bari, Madan-Mohan Temple and Sagar Dighi.

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District at a Glance

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