Uttar Dinajpur destrict

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Uttar Dinajpur destrict

উত্তর দিনাজপুর জেলা
StateWast Bengal
Admeenistrative diveesionJalpaiguri
 • Lok Sabha constituenciesRaiganj
 • Assembly seatsChopra, Islampur, Goalpokhar, Chakulia, Karandighi, Hemtabad, Kaliaganj, Raiganj, Itahar
 • Total3142 km2 (1,213 sq mi)
 • Total3,000,849
 • Density960/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
 • Leeteracy60.13 per cent
 • Sex ratio936
Major heich-gatesNH 31, NH 34
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid

Uttar Dinajpur (Pron: ˈʊtə dɪnɑ:ʤˈpʊə) or North Dinajpur (Bengali: উত্তর দিনাজপুর জেলা) is a destrict o the Indie state o Wast Bengal. Creatit on 1 Apryle 1992 bi the diveesion o the erstwhile Wast Dinajpur destrict, it comprises twa subdiveesions: Raiganj an Islampur.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Uttar Dinajpur destrict lees atween latitude 25°11' N tae 26°49' N an langitude 87°49' E tae 90°00' E occupyin a aurie o 3142 km² enclosed bi Panchagarh, Thakurgaon an Dinajpur destricts o Bangladesh on the east, Kishanganj, Purnia an Katihar destricts o Bihar on the wast, Darjeeling destrict an Jalpaiguri district on the north an Malda destrict an Dakshin Dinajpur destrict on the sooth. Uttar Dinajpur is well connectit wi the rest o the state throu Naitional Heich-gates, State Heich-gates an Railweys. NH-31 an NH-34 pass throu the hert o the destrict.

The regional topografie is generally flat wi a gentle sootherly slope towards which the main rivers lik Kulik, Nagar, Mahananda. The Destrict forms a pairt o the basin lying atween Rajmahal hills on the east. The aulder alluvium is estimatit tae be Pleistocene age. Uttar Dinajpur is bestoued wi a vera growthie soil. The soil is vera rich in natur due tae the alluvial deposition which helps tae grow Paddy, Jute, Mesta an Succarcane etc. Raiganj on the banks o the River Kulik is the Destrict Heidquairters whaur the "Raiganj Wildlife Sanctuary", the seicont lairgest bird sanctuar in Asie, is situatit.

In Uttar Dinajpur destrict, thare are 2 sub-diveesions, Raiganj an Islampur, 110 km (68 mi) apairt frae each ither. Thare are 4 Municipalities, 9 Blocks an 99 Panchayats coverin 1577 veelages. The tot population is nearly 25 lakh (2.5 million), consistin mainly o landwart masses. Bengali is the main leid but a sizeable nummer o Urdu, Hindi an Maithili-speakin fowk live in Islampur sub-diveesion.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 2006 the Meenistry o Panchayati Raj namit Uttar Dinajpur ane o the kintra's 250 maist backwaird destricts (oot o a tot o 640).[1] It is ane o the eleiven destricts in Wast Bengal currently receivin funds frae the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[1] but nou Dalkhola the main commercial, business toun wi well connectit railwey an roadweys. increasin the economy o Dalkhola an Uttar Dinajpur destrict.

Diveesions[eedit | eedit soorce]

Sub-diveesions[eedit | eedit soorce]

Uttar Dinajpur Destrict comprises 2 subdiveesions:

Assembly constituencies[eedit | eedit soorce]

The destrict is dividit intae 7 assembly constituencies:[2]

  1. Chopra (assembly constituency no. 28),
  2. Islampur (assembly constituency no. 29),
  3. Goalpokhar (assembly constituency no. 30),
  4. Karandighi (assembly constituency no. 31),
  5. Raiganj (SC) (assembly constituency no. 32),
  6. Kaliaganj (SC) (assembly constituency no. 33) and
  7. Itahar (assembly constituency no. 34).

Raiganj and Kaliaganj constituencies are reserved for Scheduled Castes (SC) candidates. Alang wi five assembly constituencies frae Darjeeling district, Chopra and Islampur constituencies form the Darjeeling (Lok Sabha constituency). Goalpokhar, Karandighi, Raiganj and Itahar constituencies are pairt o the Raiganj (Lok Sabha constituency), which an aa contains three assembly constituencies frae Malda district. Alang wi sax assembly constituencies frae South Dinajpur district, Kaliaganj forms the Balurghat (Lok Sabha constituency), which is reserved for Scheduled Castes (SC) candidates.

Impact o delimitation o constituencies[eedit | eedit soorce]

As per order o the Delimitation Commission in respect o the delimitation o constituencies in the Wast Bengal, the destrict will be dividit intae 9 assembly constituencies:[3]

  1. Chopra (assembly constituency no. 28),
  2. Islampur (assembly constituency no. 29),
  3. Goalpokhar (assembly constituency no. 30),
  4. Chakulia (assembly constituency no. 31),
  5. Karandighi (assembly constituency no. 32),
  6. Hemtabad (SC) (assembly constituency no. 33),
  7. Kaliaganj (SC) (assembly constituency no. 34),
  8. Raiganj (assembly constituency no. 35) and
  9. Itahar (assembly constituency no. 36).

Hemtabad and Kaliaganj constituencies will be reservit for Scheduled Castes (SC) candidates. Alang wi sax assembly constituencies frae Darjeeling destrict, Chopra constituency will form the Darjeeling (Lok Sabha constituency). Islampur, Goalpokhar, Chakulia, Karandighi, Hemtabad, Kaliaganj an Raiganj constituencies will form the Raiganj (Lok Sabha constituency). Alang wi sax assembly constituencies frae Dakshin Dinajpur destrict, Itahar will form the Balurghat (Lok Sabha constituency).

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Accordin tae the 2011 census Uttar Dinajpur destrict haes a population o 3,000,849,[4] roughly equal tae the naition o Albanie[5] or the US state o Mississippi.[6] This gies it a rankin o 124t in Indie (oot o a tot o 640).[4] The destrict haes a population density o 956 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,480/sq mi) .[4] Its population growthe rate ower the decade 2001-2011 wis 22.9%.[4] Uttar Dinajpur haes a sex ratio o 936 females for ivery 1000 males,[4] an a leeteracy rate o 60.13%.[4]

Religion wise, 51.47% o population o the district are hindus while the muslims constitute 47.36%.[7]

Flora an fauna[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 1985 Uttar Dinajpur destrict became hame tae the Raiganj Wildlife Sanctuary, which haes a aurie o 1.3 km2 (0.5 sq mi).[8]

Transport[eedit | eedit soorce]

Dalkhola is the lairgest railwey station an single rackpoint in the destrict. an NH 34 an 31 stairts frae Dalkhola Toun in Uttar Dinajpur destrict.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 5 Apryle 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  2. "General election to the Legislative Assembly, 2001 – List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 4 Mey 2006. Retrieved 16 November 2008.
  3. "Press Note, Delimitation Commission" (PDF). Assembly Constituencies in West Bengal. Delimitation Commission. Retrieved 16 November 2008.
  4. a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  5. US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Archived frae the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 1 October 2011. Albania 2,994,667 July 2011 est. line feed character in |quote= at position 8 (help)
  6. "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived frae the original on 23 August 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Mississippi 2,967,297 line feed character in |quote= at position 12 (help)
  7. http://www.censusindia.gov.in/Tables_Published/Basic_Data_Sheet.aspx
  8. Indian Ministry of Forests and Environment. "Protected areas: West Bengal". Archived frae the original on 23 August 2011. Retrieved 25 September 2011.

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

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Coordinates: 25°37′N 88°07′E / 25.62°N 88.12°E / 25.62; 88.12