Official Website of Alipurduar District

Government of West Bengal


DISTRICT PROFILE


Alipurduar district has been carved out from Jalpaiguri on 25th June, 2014 as the 20th district in the state of West Bengal, India. It consists of Alipurduar municipality and six community development blocks viz Madarihat–Birpara, Alipurduar–I, Alipurduar–II, Falakata, Kalchini and Kumargram. There are 66 gram panchayats and nine census towns in six blocks. The district has its headquarters at Alipurduar. It comprises mainly of a rural population. More than 80 per cent of its total population belong to SC/ST community. It is the hometown of various ethnic tribes like Rajbanshi, Rabha, Metch, Santhals, Madasia, Bodo and Toto & Oraons which makes the place more labyrinths.

Geographically Alipurduar is a land locked district bordered by Jalpaiguri in the west, Assam in the east and Coochbihar in the south. In the north the district shares an international border line with Bhutan. The topography of the land is cut across by rivers, streams and hills, and covered with tea gardens and forests. Major rivers that runs across the district are the Torsa, Raidak, Kaljani, Sankosh and Gadadhar.

 
   

Geography

Total area

3136 Sq Km.

Coverage (Latitude and Longitude)

89 Degree E-89.9 Degree E , 26.4 Degree N-26.83 DegreeN

Average elevation

93 m (305 ft)

Major rivers

Torsa, Kaljani, Raidak, Jayanti and Sankosh (From west to east).

Soil type

Coarse loamy and fine loamy

     
     
     

Demography(2011 census)

Total population

15,01,983

Total male population

7,70,905

Total female population

7,31,078

Sex Ratio

948/1000

 

Population Density

539/Sq. Km.

Percentage of literate person (total)

64.7%

Percentage of male literate population

36.23%

Percentage of female literate person

28.47%

     
     
     

Agriculture

Major product

3136 Sq Km.

Number of tea garden

65

     
     
     

Administrative structure

Sub-division

1 (Alipurduar)

Municipality

2 (Alipurduar, Falakata)

Block

6(Madarihat, Falakata, Kalchini, Alipurduar-I,
Alipurduar-II, Kumargram)

Panchayet Samiti

6 Nos.

Gram Panchayet

66 Nos.

Total number of police station

8

Total number of police outpost

3

     
     
     

Climatology

Rainfall (cumulative)

3160mm (Average annual rainfall)

Temperature

10 degree celsius to 32 degree celsius

Relative humidity

82%
Alipurduar-II, Kumargram)

     
     
     

Socio-economic

Language

Official- Bengali, English Regional- Bengali, Hindi, Bodo, Nepali

Tribe

Boro, Mech, Toto, Santhal.

Livelihood

Agriculture

Important establishment

[1] Buxa Tiger reserve

[2] Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary

[3] Divisional Head Quarter of North- East Frontier Railway