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Kharagpur I (community development block)

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Kharagpur I
খড়্গপুর I সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
community development block
Location in West Bengal, India

Coordinates: 22°18′32″N 87°13′40″E / 22.3088000°N 87.2278370°E / 22.3088000; 87.2278370Coordinates: 22°18′32″N 87°13′40″E / 22.3088000°N 87.2278370°E / 22.3088000; 87.2278370{{#coordinates:22.3088000|N|87.2278370|E|type:city(241420)_region:|||| |primary |name=

Country Template:Country data India
State West Bengal
District Paschim Medinipur
 • Total 169.23 km2 (65.34 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 241,420
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Medinipur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Kharagpur

Kharagpur I (community development block) is an administrative division in the Kharagpur subdivision of Paschim Medinipur district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Kharagpur police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Matkatpur. Kharagpur Railway Settlement is a census town under this block.[1][2]


Hariatara, a constituent panchayat of Kharagpur I block, is located at 22°18′32″N 87°13′40″E / 22.3088000°N 87.2278370°E / 22.3088000; 87.2278370{{#coordinates:22.3088000|N|87.2278370|E||||| | |name= }}.

Kharagpur I community development block has an area of 169.23  km2.[2]

Gram panchayats

Gram panchayats of Kharagpur I block/ panchayat samiti are: Arjuni, Barkola, Bhetia, Gopali, Hariatara, Kalaikunda and Khelar.[3]


As per 2001 census, Kharagpur I block had a total population of 241,420, out of which 123,827 were males and 117,593 were females. Kharagpur I block registered a population growth of 17.24 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for the combined Midnapore district was 14.87 per cent.[2] Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.45 per cent.[4]


  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Paschim Medinipur district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-04-10. 
  2. ^ a b c "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 4, (erstwhile) Medinipur District". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-04-10. 
  3. ^ "Allocation of 3rd SFC (untied) Fund" (PDF). Paschim Medinipur district. Government of West Bengal - Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Retrieved 2011-04-10. 
  4. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001, Medinipur district. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-03-20.