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Tufanganj I (community development block)

Tufanganj I
তুফানগঞ্জ I সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Location in West Bengal, India

Coordinates: 26°24′57″N 89°35′45″E / 26.415833°N 89.595833°E / 26.415833; 89.595833Coordinates: 26°24′57″N 89°35′45″E / 26.415833°N 89.595833°E / 26.415833; 89.595833{{#coordinates:26.415833|N|89.595833|E|type:city(222993)_region:|||| |primary |name=

Country Template:Country data India
State West Bengal
District Cooch Behar
 • Total 191.68 km2 (74.01 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 222,993
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Alipurduars, Cooch behar
Vidhan Sabha constituency Tufanganj, Natabari

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


Natabari, a constituent panchayat of the block, is located at 26°24′57″N 89°35′45″E / 26.415833°N 89.595833°E / 26.415833; 89.595833{{#coordinates:26.415833|N|89.595833|E||||| | |name= }}.

Tufanganj I community development block has an area of 191.68  km2.[2]

Gram panchayats

Gram panchayats of Tufanganj I block/ panchayat samiti are: Andaran Fulbari I, Andaran Fulbari II, Balabhut, Balarampur I, Balarampur II, Chilakhana I, Chilakhana II, Deocharai, Dhalpal I, Dhalpal II, Maruganj, Nakkatigachh, Natabari I and Natabari II.[3]


As per 2001 census, Tufanganj I block had a total population of 222,993, out of which 113,825 were males and 109,168 were females. Tufanganj I block registered a population growth of 16.47 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for the district was 14.15 per cent.[2] Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[4]


Tufanganj I block had a literacy rate of 66.32 per cent - males 75.65 per cent and females 56.57 per cent.[3]


  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Cooch Behar district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-03-20. 
  2. ^ a b c "Census of India 2001, Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal, Table - 4". Cooch Behar District (03). Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2012-04-12. 
  3. ^ a b "Relation between Blocks & Gram Panchayats (GPs)". Cooch Behar District Administration. Retrieved 2011-03-20. 
  4. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2012-04-12.