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Sahid Matangini (community development block)

Sahid Matangini
সহীদ মাতঙ্গিনী সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
community development block
Location in West Bengal, India

Coordinates: 22°24′31″N 87°54′46″E / 22.4085810°N 87.9128190°E / 22.4085810; 87.9128190Coordinates: 22°24′31″N 87°54′46″E / 22.4085810°N 87.9128190°E / 22.4085810; 87.9128190{{#coordinates:22.4085810|N|87.9128190|E|type:city(176219)_region:|||| |primary |name=

Country Template:Country data India
State West Bengal
District Purba Medinipur
 • Total 116.99 km2 (45.17 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 176,219
 • Density 1,500/km2 (3,900/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Tamluk
Vidhan Sabha constituency Tamluk

Sahid Matangini (community development block) is an administrative division in Tamluk subdivision of Purba Medinipur district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Tamluk and Kolaghat police stations serve this block. Headquarters of this block is at Burarihat. Kakdihi is a census town in this block.[1][2]


The block is named after Matangini Hazra, an independence activist. She was born in Hogla village in what is now Sahid Matangini block, in 1869. She was shot dead by the police in front of Tamluk Police Station on 29 September 1942.[3]


Kharui, a constituent panchayat of Sahid Matangini block, is located at 22°24′31″N 87°54′46″E / 22.4085810°N 87.9128190°E / 22.4085810; 87.9128190{{#coordinates:22.4085810|N|87.9128190|E||||| | |name= }}.

Sahid Matangini community development block has an area of 116.99  km2.[2]

Gram panchayats

Gram panchayats of Sahid Matangini block/ panchayat samiti are: Balluk I, Balluk II, Dhalhara, Kakharda, Kharui I, Kharui II, Raghunathpur I, Raghunathpur II, Santipur I and Santipur II.[4]


As per 2001 census, Sahid Matangini block had a total population of 176,219, out of which 90,888 were males and 85,331 were females. Sahid Matangini block registered a population growth of 13.87 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 17.84 per cent.[5]


NH 41, from Kolaghat to Haldia, passes through this block.[6]


  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Purba Medinipur district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  2. ^ a b c "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 4, (erstwhile) Medinipur District". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  3. ^ "Legacy of Midnapore". Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  4. ^ "Balance of 2nd Installment for 2010-11 under BRGF for Purba Medinipur". No. 12 -(Sanction) RD/CCA/BRGF/1C-12/07 Date: 12.4.2011. Government of West Bengal - Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  5. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001, Medinipur district. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  6. ^ "National Highways and their lengths". NHAI. Retrieved 2011-07-20.