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Gangajalghati (community development block)

গঙ্গাজলঘাটী সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Location in West Bengal, India

Coordinates: 23°25′N 87°07′E / 23.42°N 87.12°E / 23.42; 87.12Coordinates: 23°25′N 87°07′E / 23.42°N 87.12°E / 23.42; 87.12{{#coordinates:23.42|N|87.12|E|type:city(162007)_region:|||| |primary |name=

Country Template:Country data India
State West Bengal
District Bankura
 • Total 371.20 km2 (143.32 sq mi)
Elevation 110 m (360 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 162,007
 • Density 440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 722 133
Telephone code 91 3242
Lok Sabha constituency Bankura
Vidhan Sabha constituency Saltora, Barjora

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


Gangajalghati is located at 23°25′N 87°07′E / 23.42°N 87.12°E / 23.42; 87.12{{#coordinates:23.42|N|87.12|E||||| | |name= }}.[3] It has an average elevation of 110 metres (361 feet). It is on NH 60.

Gangajalghati community development block has an area of 371.20  km2.[2]

Gram panchayats

Gram panchayats of Gangajalghati block/ panchayat samiti are: Ban Asuria, Barsol, Bhaktabandh, Gangajalghati, Gobindadham, Kapista, Lachmanpur, Latiabani, Nityandapur and Pirrabani.[4]


Gangajalghati CD Block had a population of 1,62,007 in 2001.[5] Out of this 83,974 are literates and 23,504 are below six years of age.[6]


The Government of West Bengal along with District Administration have selected few blocks of Bankura District as the most promising areas for setting up big and medium scale Industries. Gangajalghati is one of them.[7]

See also


  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Bankura district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 
  2. ^ a b "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 4, Bankura District". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 
  3. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Gangajalghati
  4. ^ "BRGF Allotment Order No. 16" (PDF). Bankura district. Government of West Bengal - Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 
  5. ^ Census
  6. ^ Census
  7. ^ Bankura District official website

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