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Islampur, Uttar Dinajpur

ইসলামপুর, اسلامپور
Location in West Bengal, India

Coordinates: 26°16′N 88°12′E / 26.27°N 88.20°E / 26.27; 88.20Coordinates: 26°16′N 88°12′E / 26.27°N 88.20°E / 26.27; 88.20{{#coordinates:26.27|N|88.20|E|type:city_region:|||| |primary |name=

Country Template:Country data India
State West Bengal
District Uttar Dinajpur
Founded by Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, Chief Minister of West Bengal.
Elevation 53 m (174 ft)
Population (As of 2011 India census)
 • Total 3,08,518 People
 • Official Bengali, Hindi, English, Surjyapuri & Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 733202
Telephone code 03526
Lok Sabha constituency Raiganj
Vidhan Sabha constituency Chopra, Islampur, Goalpokhar, Chakulia & Karandighi

Islampur is a Municipality and headquarters of Islampur subdivision in Uttar Dinajpur District in the Indian state of West Bengal.[1]


As of 2011 India census,[2] Islampur had a population of 3,08,518. Males constitute 51.54% of the population and females 48.48%. Islampur has an average literacy rate of 69%, lesser than the national average of 74.04%: male literacy is 59%, and female literacy is 40.99%. In Islampur, 18.7% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Islampur was ceded from Bihar (Purnea District) and merged with the – then West Dinajpur District in the year 1956. After that Islampur Subdivision disclosed its identity, and tagged with West Dinajpur District. Later on the administrative bifurcation of West Dinajpur District on 1st April 1992 this Subdivision was got merged with Uttar Dinajpur District.

On 21st March 1959 the Islampur Subdivision was inaugurated by the then Hon'ble Chief Minister Late Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy by herding inaugural function at the newly constructed administrative building of the S.D.O. Islampur. i.e. at the Subdivision Headquarter of this Subdivision.

Practically, there were minimum urban facilities in Islampur at the time of declaration of Sub division head quarter. Islampur Town subsequently became an important centre for Trade and Commerce activities as a result there was an incremental growth in the demographic profile. This growth coupled with changing Needs, Aspiration of the people generated Necessity of establishment of a Municipality.


  1. ^ "Uttar Dinajpur Rail Network Map". Maps of India. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  2. ^ "Census of India 2011: Data from the 2011 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2015-03-27.