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Chapra, Nadia (community development block)

For disambiguation, see Chapra (disambiguation).
Chapra Block
চাপড়া সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Location in West Bengal, India

Coordinates: 23°32′14″N 88°33′10″E / 23.53713°N 88.552742°E / 23.53713; 88.552742Coordinates: 23°32′14″N 88°33′10″E / 23.53713°N 88.552742°E / 23.53713; 88.552742{{#coordinates:23.53713|N|88.552742|E|type:city(272284)_region:|||| |primary |name=

Country Template:Country data India
State West Bengal
District Nadia
 • Total 179.20 km2 (69.19 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 272,284
 • Density 1,500/km2 (3,900/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Krishnanagar
Vidhan Sabha constituency Chapra

Chapra (community development block) is an administrative division in Krishnanagar Sadar subdivision of Nadia district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Chapra police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Bangaljhi.[1][2]


Chapra is located at 23°32′14″N 88°33′10″E / 23.53713°N 88.552742°E / 23.53713; 88.552742{{#coordinates:23.53713|N|88.552742|E||||| | |name= }}.

Chapra community development block has an area of 179.20  km2.[2]

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.[3]

Gram panchayats

Gram panchayats of Chapra block/ panchayat samiti are: Alfa, Bagberia, Brittihuda, Chapra I, Chapra II, Hatisala I, Hatisala II, Hatkhola, Hridaypur, Kalinga, Mahatpur, Maheshpur and Pipragachhi.[4]


As per 2001 census, Chapra block had a total population of 272,284, out of which 140,400 were males and 131,884 were females. Chapra block registered a population growth of 18.79 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for the district was 19.51 per cent.[2] Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[5]


  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Nadia district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  2. ^ a b c "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal , Table 4". Census of India 2001, Nadia district (10). Census Commissioner of India. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  3. ^ Gangopadhyay, Basudev, Paschimbanga Parichay, 2001, Invalid language code., p. 70, Sishu Sahitya Sansad
  4. ^ "Nadia district". NREGA activities - Block Performance MIS vs MPR. Nadia district administration. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  5. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2012-04-12.