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Phansidewa (community development block)

Community development block
Location in West Bengal, India

Coordinates: 26°35′N 88°22′E / 26.58°N 88.36°E / 26.58; 88.36Coordinates: 26°35′N 88°22′E / 26.58°N 88.36°E / 26.58; 88.36{{#coordinates:26.58|N|88.36|E|type:city(171384)_region:|||| |primary |name=

Country Template:Country data India
State West Bengal
District Darjeeling
 • Total 336.56 km2 (129.95 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 171,384
 • Density 510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Darjeeling
Vidhan Sabha constituency Phansidewa

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


Phansidewa is located at 26°35′N 88°22′E / 26.58°N 88.36°E / 26.58; 88.36{{#coordinates:26.58|N|88.36|E||||| | |name= }}.[3] It has an average elevation of 98 metres (324 feet).

Phansidewa community development block has an area of 336.56  km2.[2]


Phansidewa block consists of rural areas only with 7 gram panchayats, viz.

  1. Bidhannagar–I,
  2. Chathat-Bansgaon,
  3. Ghoshpukur,
  4. Jalas–Nijamtara,
  5. Bidhannagar–II,
  6. Fansideoa Bansgoan
  7. Hetmuri–Singhijhora.

This block has one police station at Phansidewa. The headquarters of this block is in Phansidewa.


As per 2001 census, Phansidewa block had a total population of 171,384, out of which 87,897 were males and 83,487 were females. Phansidewa block registered a population growth of 22.38 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for the district was 16.94 per cent.[2] Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[4]


  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Darjeeling district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-03-15. 
  2. ^ a b c "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal , Table 4". Census of India 2001, Darjeeling district (01). Census Commissioner of India. Retrieved 2011-03-15. 
  3. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Phansidewa
  4. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-03-11.