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Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
(/ˌkuːtʃ bɪˈhɑːr/) is the district headquarters of the Cooch Behar District
Cooch Behar District
in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is in the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas
Himalayas
at 26°22′N 89°29′E / 26.367°N 89.483°E / 26.367; 89.483. Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
is the only planned town in North Bengal
Bengal
region with remnants of royal heritage.[1] One of the main tourist destinations in West Bengal, it is the location of the Cooch Behar Palace
Cooch Behar Palace
and Madan Mohan Temple
Madan Mohan Temple
and has been declared a heritage town.[2] It is the maternal home of Maharani Gayatri Devi. During the British Raj, Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
was the seat of the princely state of Koch Bihar, ruled by the Koch dynasty
Koch dynasty
of Assam. After 20 August 1949, Cooch Behar District
Cooch Behar District
was transformed from a princely state to its present status, with the town of Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
as its headquarters.[3]

Contents

1 Etymology 2 History

2.1 Early period 2.2 British Raj 2.3 Post Independence

3 Geography 4 Climate 5 Economy 6 Civic administration 7 Utility services 8 Transport 9 Demographics 10 Culture 11 Education 12 Gallery 13 See also 14 References 15 External links

Etymology[edit] Main article: Etymology of Cooch Behar The name Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
is derived from the name of the Koch or Rajbongshi tribes indigenous to this region for many centuries.[4] The word behar is derived from Sanskrit: विहार vihara. History[edit]

Maharaja Nripendra Narayan

Early period[edit] See also: Koch dynasty Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
formed part of the Kamarupa Kingdom
Kamarupa Kingdom
of Assam
Assam
from the 4th to the 12th centuries. In the 12th century, the area became a part of the Kamata Kingdom, first ruled by the Khen dynasty from their capital at Kamatapur. The Khens were an indigenous tribe, and they ruled till about 1498 CE, when they fell to Alauddin Hussain Shah, the independent Pathan Sultan of Gour. The new invaders fought with the local Bhuyan chieftains
Bhuyan chieftains
and the Ahom king Suhungmung
Suhungmung
and lost control of the region. During this time, the Koch tribe became very powerful and proclaimed itself Kamateshwar (Lord of Kamata) and established the Koch dynasty. The first important Koch ruler was Biswa Singha, who came to power in 1510 or 1530 CE.[5] Under his son, Nara Narayan, the Kamata Kingdom reached its zenith.[6] Nara Narayan's younger brother, Shukladhwaj (Chilarai), was a noted military general who undertook expeditions to expand the kingdom. He became governor of its eastern portion. After Chilarai's death, his son Raghudev became governor of this portion. Since Nara Narayan did not have a son, Raghudev was seen as the heir apparent. However, a late child of Nara Narayan removed Raghudev's claim to the throne. To placate him, Nara Narayan had to anoint Raghudev as a vassal chief of the portion of the kingdom east of the Sankosh river. This area came to be known as Koch Hajo. After the death of Nara Narayan in 1584, Raghudev declared independence. The kingdom ruled by the son of Nara Narayan, Lakshmi Narayan, came to be known as Cooch Behar. The division of the Kamata Kingdom
Kamata Kingdom
into Koch Behar and Koch Hajo was permanent. Koch Behar aligned itself with the Mughal Empire
Mughal Empire
and finally joined the India
India
as a part of the West Bengal, whereas remnants of the Koch Hajo rulers aligned themselves with the Ahom kingdom
Ahom kingdom
and the region became a part of Assam. As the early capital of the Koch Kingdom, Cooch Behar's location was not static and became stable only when shifted to Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
town. Maharaja Rup Narayan, on the advice of an unknown saint, transferred the capital from Attharokotha to Guriahati
Guriahati
(now called Cooch Behar town) on the banks of the Torsa river
Torsa river
between 1693 and 1714. After this, the capital was always in or near its present location. In 1661 CE, Maharaja Pran Narayan planned to expand his kingdom. However, Mir Jumla, the subedar of Bengal
Bengal
under the Mughal emperor Aurangazeb, attacked Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
and conquered the territory, meeting almost no resistance.[7] The town of Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
was subsequently named Alamgirnagar.[8] Maharaja Pran Narayan regained his kingdom within a few days. British Raj[edit] Main article: Koch Bihar In 1772–1773, the king of Bhutan
Bhutan
attacked and captured Cooch Behar. To expel the Bhutanese, the kingdom of Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
signed a defence treaty with the British East India
India
Company on 5 April 1773. After expelling the Bhutanese, Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
again became a princely kingdom under the protection of British East India
India
company.[9] The Victor Jubilee Palace
Victor Jubilee Palace
was based on Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
and built in 1887, during the reign of Maharaja Nripendra Narayan.[8] In 1878, the maharaja married the daughter of Brahmo
Brahmo
preacher Keshab Chandra Sen. This union led to a renaissance in Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
state.[10] Maharaja Nripendra Narayan
Nripendra Narayan
is known as the architect of modern Cooch Behar town.[11] Post Independence[edit] Under an agreement between the kings of Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
and the Indian Government at the end of British rule, Maharaja Jagaddipendra Narayan transferred full authority, jurisdiction and power of the state to the Dominion Government of India, effective 12 September 1949.[3] Cooch Behar District was forcefully separated[citation needed] from Assam and made a part of West Bengal
West Bengal
even Goalpara district of Assam
Assam
was forced to join West Bengal. Eventually, Cooch Bihar
Bihar
became part of the state of West Bengal
West Bengal
on 19 January 1950, with Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
town as its headquarters.[3] Geography[edit]

Torsa River near Cooch Behar

Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
is in the foothills of Eastern Himalayas, at 26°22′N 89°29′E / 26.367°N 89.483°E / 26.367; 89.483 in the north of West Bengal. It is the largest town and district headquarters of Cooch Behar District
Cooch Behar District
with an area of 8.29 km².[12] The Torsa river
Torsa river
flows by the western side of town. Heavy rains often cause strong river currents and flooding. The turbulent water carries huge amounts of sand, silt, and pebbles, which have an adverse effect on crop production as well as on the hydrology of the region.[13] Alluvial deposits form the soil, which is acidic.[13] Soil depth varies from 15 cm to 50 cm, superimposed on a bed of sand. The foundation materials are igneous and metamorphic rocks at a depth 1000 m to 1500 m. The soil has low levels of nitrogen with moderate levels of potassium and phosphorus. Deficiencies of boron, zinc, calcium, magnesium, and sulphur are high.[13] The town of Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
and its surrounding regions face deforestation due to increasing demand for fuel and timber, as well as air pollution from increasing vehicular traffic. The local flora include palms, bamboos, creepers, ferns, orchids, aquatic plants, fungi, timber, grass, vegetables, and fruit trees. Migratory birds, along with many local species, are found in the city, especially around the Sagardighi and other water bodies.[14] Climate[edit]

Sagar Dighi square,Cooch Behar

Five distinct seasons (summer, monsoons, autumn, winter and spring) can be observed in Cooch Behar, of which summer, monsoons and winter are more prominent. Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
has a moderate climate characterised by heavy rainfall during the monsoons and slight rainfall from October to mid-November.[13] The district does not have high temperatures at any time of the year. The summer season is from April, the hottest month, to May. During the summer season, the mean daily maximum temperature is 36.5 °C, and the mean daily minimum is 20.2 °C.[15] The winter season lasts from the end of November to February; January is the coldest, when temperature ranges between 10.4 °C and 24.1 °C.[15] The lowest and highest temperatures recorded have been 3.9 °C and 39.9 °C respectively.[citation needed] The atmosphere is highly humid except from February to May, when relative humidity is around 50 to 70 percent. The rainy season lasts from June to September. Average annual rainfall in the district is 3,201 mm.[15] However, the climate has undergone a drastic change in the past few years, with the mercury rising and the rainfall decreasing each year.[16] Climate Data for Cooch Behar[17]

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Average high °C (°F) 22 (71.6)

26 (78.8)

31 (87.8)

32 (89.6)

32 (89.6)

33 (91.4)

33 (91.4)

32 (89.6)

32 (89.6)

31 (87.8)

29 (84.2)

25 (77)

29.8 (85.6)

Average low °C (°F 12 (53.6)

15 (59)

19 (66.2)

22 (71.6)

24 (75.2)

27 (80.6)

27 (80.6)

27 (80.6)

26 (78.8)

23 (73.4)

18 (64.4)

13 (55.4)

21 (69.8)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 7.2 (.28)

17 (.67)

33 (1.23)

93.4 (3.67)

247.4 (9.74)

657 (25.86)

810 (31.89)

640 (25.19)

538 (21.18)

140 (5.51)

13 (.511)

5 (.19)

3201 (126.02)

Economy[edit]

Most of the government offices are in the Sagardighi area

The central and state governments are the largest employers in Cooch Behar town.[citation needed] Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
is home to a number of district-level and divisional-level offices and has a large government-employee workforce. Business is mainly centred on retail goods; the main centres lie on B.S. Road, Rupnarayan Road, Keshab Road and at Bhawaniganj Bazar. An industrial park has been built at Chakchaka, 4 km from town, on the route to Tufanganj. A number of small companies such as Poddar Food Products Pvt., Ltd and Deepa Casing Pvt., Ltd have set up industries there.[18] Farming is a major source of livelihood for the nearby rural populace, and it supplies the town with fruits and vegetables. Poorer sections of this semi-rural society are involved in transport, basic agriculture, small shops and manual labour in construction.

Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
Stadium

Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
has been witnessing radical changes, along with rapid development in segments like industry, real estate, and information technology firms, and education, since the advent of the twenty-first century. The changes are with respect to infrastructure and industrial growth for steel (direct reduced iron), metal, cement and knowledge-based industries. Many engineering, technology, management, and professional study colleges have opened at Cooch Behar. Housing co-operatives and flats, shopping malls, nowadays hotels and stadiums have also come up. As the town is near the international border, the Border Security Force (BSF) maintains a large presence in the vicinity. This gives rise to a large population of semi-permanent residents, who bring revenue to the economy. The state government is trying to promote Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
as a tourist destination.Though income from tourism is low[19] Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
is one of the major tourist attractions in West Bengal. Civic administration[edit]

The office of the District Magistrate

Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
Municipality
Municipality
is responsible for the civic administration of the town. The municipality consists of a board of councillors, elected from each of the 20 wards[20] and a few members nominated by the state government. The board of councillors elects a chairman from among its elected members; the chairman is the executive head of the municipality. The chairman is BHUSAN SINGH. The All India
India
Trinamool Congress holds power in the municipality. The state government looks after education, health and tourism. The town is in the Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
constituency and elects one member to the Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
(the Lower House
Lower House
of the Indian Parliament). The town area is covered by one assembly constituency, Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
Dakshin, that elects one member to the Vidhan Sabha, which is the West Bengal state legislative assembly.[21] Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
town comes under the jurisdiction of the district police (which is a part of the state police); the Superintendent of Police
Superintendent of Police
oversees security and matters pertaining to law and order.

Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
Head Post Office

Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
is home to the District Court. Utility services[edit]

Power House,Cooch Behar

Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
is a well-planned town,[22] and the municipality is responsible for providing basic services, such as potable water and sanitation. The water is supplied by the municipality using its groundwater resources, and almost all the houses in the municipal area are connected. Solid waste is collected every day by the municipality van from individual houses. The surface drains, mostly uncemented, drain into the Torsa River. Electricity is supplied by the West Bengal State Electricity Board, and the West Bengal
West Bengal
Fire Service provides emergency services like fire tenders. Most of the roads are metalled (macadam), and street lighting is available throughout the town. The Public Works Department is responsible for road maintenance and on the roads connecting Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
with other towns in the region. Health services in Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
include a government-owned District Hospital, a Regional Cancer Centre, and private nursing homes. Utility services provided in Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
is considered as one of the best government utility services of West Bengal
West Bengal
though the city gets totally flooded during heavy rains nowadays due to the problems of the drainage system. Transport[edit]

Coochbehar Airport

Rickshaws, auto-rickshaws and Totos
Totos
are the most widely available public transport in Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
town. Most of Cooch Behar's residents stay within a few kilometres of the town centre and have their own vehicles, mostly motorcycles and bicycles. The New Cooch Behar railway station
New Cooch Behar railway station
is around 5 km from town and is well connected to almost all major Indian cities including Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Guwahati. The rail route is one of the important connecting North-East India
India
with remaining parts of the country. All express and Superfast trains going towards North East have a stoppage here. The station came up in 1966 when Assam
Assam
link was constructed through North Bengal. Now this station lies on New Jalpaiguri– New Bongaigaon
New Bongaigaon
section of Barauni- Guwahati
Guwahati
line.As per 2016,it is the largest Railway Junction
Railway Junction
of Northeast Frontier Railway with 6 routes towards New Changrabandha, New Jalpaiguri, New Bongaigaon, Alipurduar
Alipurduar
Junction, dhubri and Bamanhat.New Cooch Behar railway station is given a beautiful look similar to Cooch Behar Palace. Another station named Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
situated inside the town exists but only few pairs of local trains run on this route.This station was built in 1901 when Cooch Behar State
Cooch Behar State
Railway constructed Geetaldaha-Jainti line.Now this station is operational due to local train services to Bamanhat.A Railway Museum
Railway Museum
is constructed in the station area having a look of Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
Madan Mohan Temple.

New Cooch Behar
New Cooch Behar
Railway Junction

Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
is very well connected by road with neighbouring areas and other cities of West Bengal
West Bengal
and rest of the country. Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
is a major roadway junction after Siliguri
Siliguri
towards Northeast India
India
and Bangladesh. Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
is headquarters of the North Bengal
Bengal
State Transport Corporation, which runs regular bus service to places in West Bengal, Assam
Assam
and Bihar. Private buses are also available. Most buses depart from the Central Bus Terminus near Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
Rajbari. Hired vehicles are available from the taxi stand near Transport Chowpathi. City buses serves inside the city. The Cooch Behar Airport
Cooch Behar Airport
has modern passenger facilities but no airlines operate here. Steps are being taken to resume flights.[23] The nearest operating airport is Bagdogra Airport
Bagdogra Airport
near Siliguri, about 160 km from Cooch Behar. IndiGo, Jet Airways
Jet Airways
and Spice Jet
Spice Jet
are the major carriers that connect the area to Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangkok, Paro, Chandigarh. Demographics[edit] In the 2011 census, Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
Urban Agglomeration
Urban Agglomeration
had a population of 106,760, out of which 53,803 were males and 52,957 were females. The 0–6 years population was 7,910. Effective literacy rate for the over 7 population was 91.75%.[24] See also: List of cities in West Bengal As per the 2001 census,[25] the Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
municipal area has a population of 76,812. The sex ratio is 972 females per 1,000 males. The decadal growth rate for the population is 7.86%. Males constitute 50.6% of the population, and females constitute 49.4%. Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
has an average literacy rate of 82%, which is higher than the national average of 64.84%. The male literacy rate is 86%, while female literacy rate is 77%. In Cooch Behar, 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.[12] The major religions followed in Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
are Hinduism, followed by Islam, Christianity
Christianity
and Sikhism. The religious composition is closely linked with that of Bengal
Bengal
and Assam
Assam
with 76.44% Hindus and 23.34% Muslims.[15] Communities that inhabit Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
include the Bengalis, Rajbangsi. Commonly spoken languages is Bengali.[15] Culture[edit]

The Ras Chakra during Ras Mela in Madan Mohan Bari

Popular festivals in Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
include Durga Puja
Durga Puja
in October, along with Ras Purnima, when a big fair is organised near the famous Madan Mohan Temple.[26] Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
Ras mela is the oldest in the North Bengal
Bengal
region.[27] Other major festivals celebrated in the region include Pohela Baishakh
Pohela Baishakh
(Bengali New Year), Rathayatra, Dolyatra
Dolyatra
or Basanta-Utsab, Diwali, Poush parbon (festival of Poush), Christmas, Eid ul-Fitr
Eid ul-Fitr
and Eid ul-Adha. During Rathayatra, a small fair is organised at Gunjabari area of the town. Every year during the Ras Purnima, the city hosts Ras Mela, the largest and oldest fair of West Bengal.The fair is older than 200 years.The fair is organised by Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
Municipality
Municipality
in the Ras Mela ground near ABN Seal College.During the fair, it becomes a major economical hub of the whole North Bengal
Bengal
region.Merchants and sellers from all over India
India
and also from Bangladesh
Bangladesh
join this fair.Earlier the Maharajas of Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
inaugurated the fair by moving the Ras Chakra and now the work is executed by the District Magistrate of Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
District.The Ras Chakra is considered as a symbol of communal harmony because it is made by a Muslim Family from generations.A huge crowd gather in Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
from neighbouring Assam, Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar
Alipurduar
and whole North Bengal
Bengal
during the fair. Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
has a mixture of cultures, similar to those of West Bengal and Bangladesh. Rice and fish are traditional favourites, leading to a common saying that "fish and rice make a Bengali" (machhe bhate bangali). Meat consumption has increased with higher production in recent years. Bhuna Khicuhri (a dish made of rice and dal) and labra (a fully mixed-vegetable preparation) are quite popular and are served during any religious occasion. As in any part of West Bengal, people of Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
are known to prepare distinctive confections from milk products; popular ones are Rôshogolla, Chômchôm Kalakand Sandesh Misti Doi and Kalojam. Bengal's vast repertoire of fish-based dishes includes various hilsa, ilish preparations (a favourite among Bengalis). Fast foods, such as Paratha
Paratha
(fried bread), egg roll (flatbread roll with vegetable stuffings and egg), and phuchka (deep fried crêpe with tamarind and lentil sauce) are widely popular. The momo is another popular snack made from vegetable or meat filling, which is steamed and served with a soup. Another popular snack is Ghatigaram, a variety of Jhalmuri (a mixture made out of flattened rice and other spices).

Madan Mohan Temple,Cooch Behar

Madhupur satra at Cooch Behar

Bengali women commonly wear saris (shaŗi) and the salwar kameez, which are distinctly designed as per local customs. However, Western-style attire is also quite popular, especially amongst youngsters. Men wear traditional costumes such as the kurta with dhoti or pyjama, often on religious occasions. A characteristic feature of Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
is the para or neighbourhoods with a strong sense of community attachment. Typically, every para has its own community club with a clubroom and often a playground. People here habitually indulge in adda or leisurely chat, and these adda sessions are often a form of freestyle intellectual conversation. Residents of Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
are fond of music and generally listen to Rabindra Sangeet, Bengali bands, Hindi pop music and the local Bhawaiya Sangeet. The local Bengali dialect, is different from the one spoken in Kolkata. It is closer to that of East Bengal
Bengal
and a mix of Assamese and Rajbangsi language.

Rajbari Corner View

The Cooch Behar Palace
Cooch Behar Palace
Museum has photographs and articles used by the maharajas of Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
and information about the tribals of North Bengal. The Railway Heritage Museum at Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
station displays historical documents and objects from the Cooch Behar State
Cooch Behar State
Railway, Eastern Bengal
Bengal
Railway, Bengal
Bengal
Dooars Railway.[28] The town boasts a well-archived North Bengal
Bengal
State Library. Rabindra Bhawan, an auditorium, is often chosen as the venue for cultural events such as dramas, concerts, poetry-recitals, and dance programs. Temples exist throughout region; the Madan Mohan Temple, Madhupur Satra, Bara Debi Bari and Rajmata Temple are centres of religious and cultural importance. Novelist Amiya Bhushan Majumdar
Amiya Bhushan Majumdar
was born, brought up, and worked in Cooch Behar. Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
with its people, culture, and the river Torsha were a recurrent theme in his novels. Education[edit]

A.B.N. Seal College
A.B.N. Seal College
Building

Cooch Behar's schools usually use English and Bengali as their medium of instruction, although the use of Hindi language is also stressed. The schools are affiliated with the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) or the Central Board of Secondary Education
Central Board of Secondary Education
(CBSE) or the West Bengal
West Bengal
Board of Secondary Education. Some of the reputed schools include Jenkins School, Sunity Academy, DIPS, Techno India school, Kendriya Vidyalaya, St. Mary’s H.S. School, B.D. Jain Modern School, Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
Rambhola High School, Manindra Nath High School, Maharaja Nipendra Narayan H.S. School, Cooch Behar, Sri Ramkrishna Boys' High School, Coochbehar Vivekananda Vidyapith, Maharani Indira Devi High School and Uchha Balika Vidhyalaya.

Jenkins School,Cooch Behar

There are five colleges and a polytechnic in town[29] including A.B.N. Seal College, Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
College, University B.T. & Evening College, Thakur Panchanan Mahila Mahavidyalaya
Thakur Panchanan Mahila Mahavidyalaya
all of which are affiliated with the Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
Panchanan Barma University, which was established in 2013.[30][31] Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
Polytechnic, a government diploma-level institute with 3 yrs. (10+) Civil, Electrical, Mechanical & Automobile Engineering and 2 yrs. (12+) Pharmacy course under West Bengal
West Bengal
State Council of Technical Education, Kolkatta. There is an agricultural university, Uttar Banga Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, just outside the main town at Pundibari. A medical college is proposed to be opened by the Government at Raja Jagatdipendranarayan TB Hospital.[32] Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
Government Engineering College started its first academic session in 2016.[33] Gallery[edit]

Indoor Stadium,cooch Behar

District Court

ABN Seal College

Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
Airport

Railway Museum
Railway Museum
Near Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
Station

Palace Gate

Sahid Bag,Cooch Behar

Bhola Ashram,Cooch Behar

Madan Mohan Bari Entrance

Circuit House

New Cooch Behar
New Cooch Behar
at night

New Cooch Behar
New Cooch Behar
Junction

Benfish Mahal,Cooch Behar

Rajbari at night

Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
MJN Club

Debi Bari Cooch Behar

Moti Mahal

Madanmohan Temple at night

Palace view from stadium

See also[edit]

Narendra Narayan Park, Cooch Behar: a botanical garden in town, founded in 1892. Cooch Behar Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium

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Cities, municipal and census towns

Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
Sadar subdivision

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Dinhata
Dinhata
subdivision

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Mathabhanga
Mathabhanga
subdivision

Mathabhanga

Mekhliganj
Mekhliganj
subdivision

Changrabandha Haldibari Mekhliganj

Tufanganj
Tufanganj
subdivision

Tufanganj

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Municipal corporations

Asansol Bidhannagar-New Town-Rajarhat Durgapur Howrah Jalpaiguri Kolkata Midnapore-Kharagpur Serampore-Chandannagar Siliguri

Municipalities

Alipurduar Arambagh Ashoknagar Kalyangarh Baduria Baidyabati Balurghat Bangaon Bankura Bansberia Baranagar Barasat Bardhaman Barrackpur Baruipur Basirhat Beldanga Berhampore Bhadreswar Bhatpara Birnagar Bishnupur Bolpur Budge Budge Buniadpur Chakdaha Champdani Chandrakona Contai Cooch Behar Dainhat Dalkhola Darjeeling Dhulian Dhupguri Diamond Harbour Dinhata Dubrajpur Dum Dum Egra English Bazar Gangarampur Garulia Gayespur Ghatal Gobardanga Guskara Habra Haldia Haldibari Halisahar Haringhata Hugli-Chuchura Islampur Jangipur Jhalda Jhargram Jiaganj Azimganj Jaynagar Mazilpur Kaliaganj Kalimpong Kalna Kalyani Kamarhati Kanchrapara Kandi Katwa Kharar Khardaha Khirpai Konnagar Krishnanagar Kurseong Madhyamgram Maheshtala Mainaguri Malbazar Mathabhanga Mekhliganj Memari Murshidabad Nabadwip Naihati Nalhati New Barrackpore North Barrackpur North Dumdum Old Malda Panihati Panskura Pujali Purulia Raghunathpur Raiganj Rajarhat Rajpur Sonarpur Ramjibanpur Rampurhat Ranaghat Rishra Sainthia Shantipur Sonamukhi South Dumdum Suri Taki Tamluk Tarakeswar Titagarh Tufanganj Uluberia Uttarpara

Community development blocks1

A Alipuduar I Alipurduar
Alipurduar
II Amdanga Amta I Amta II Andal Arambagh Arsha Ausgram I Ausgram II B Baduria Bagdah Baghmundi Bagnan I Bagnan II Balagarh Balarampur Balurghat Bally Jagachha Bamangola Bandwan Bangaon Bankura
Bankura
I Bankura
Bankura
II Barjora Bansihari Barabani Barabazar Barrackpore I Barrackpore II Barasat
Barasat
I Barasat
Barasat
II Baruipur Basanti Basirhat
Basirhat
I Basirhat
Basirhat
II Beldanga
Beldanga
I Beldanga
Beldanga
II Berhampore Bhagawangola I Bhagawangola II Bhagabanpur I Bhagabanpur II Bhangore I Bhangore II Bharatpur I Bharatpur II Bhatar Binpur I Binpur II Bishnupur, Bankura Bishnupur I, South 24 Parganas Bishnupur II, South 24 Parganas Bolpur
Bolpur
Sriniketan Budge Budge
Budge Budge
I Budge Budge
Budge Budge
II Burdwan I Burdwan II Burwan C Canning I Canning II Chakdaha Chanchal I Chanchal II Chandipur Chanditala I Chanditala II Chapra Chandrakona
Chandrakona
I Chandrakona
Chandrakona
II Chhatna Chinsurah-Mogra Chopra Contai
Contai
I Contai
Contai
II Contai
Contai
III Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
I Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
II D Darjeeling
Darjeeling
Pulbazar Dantan I Dantan II Daspur I Daspur II Debra Deganga Diamond Harbour
Diamond Harbour
I Diamond Harbour
Diamond Harbour
II Deshapran Dhaniakhali Dhupguri Dinhata
Dinhata
I Dinhata
Dinhata
II Domjur Domkal Dubrajpur E Egra
Egra
I Egra
Egra
II English Bazar F Falakata Falta Farakka Faridpur-Durgapur G Gaighata Galsi I Galsi II Gangajalghati Gangarampur Garhbeta I Garhbeta II Garhbeta III Gazole Ghatal Goalpokhar I Goalpokhar II Goghat I Goghat II Gopiballavpur I Gopiballavpur II Gorubathan Gosaba H Habibpur Habra
Habra
I Habra
Habra
II Haldia Haldibari Hanskhali Hariharpara Haringhata Haripal Harirampur Harishchandrapur I Harishchandrapur II Haroa Hasnabad Hemtabad Hili Hingalganj Hirbandh Hura I Ilambazar Indas Indpur Islampur Itahar J Jagatballavpur Jalangi Jalpaiguri Jamalpur Jamboni Jamuria Jangipara Jaynagar I Jaynagar II Jhalda
Jhalda
I Jhalda
Jhalda
II Jhargram Jorebunglow Sukhiapokhri Joypur, Bankura Joypur, Purulia K Kakdwip Kalchini Kaliachak I Kaliachak II Kaliachak III Kaliaganj Kaliganj Kalimpong
Kalimpong
I Kalimpong
Kalimpong
II Kalna I Kalna II Kandi Kanksa Karandighi Karimpur I Karimpur II Kashipur Katwa
Katwa
I Katwa
Katwa
II Keshiari Keshpur Ketugram I Ketugram II Khanakul I Khanakul II Khandaghosh Kharagpur I Kharagpur II Khargram Kharibari Khatra Khejuri I Khejuri II Khoyrasole Kolaghat Kotulpur Krishnaganj Krishnanagar I Krishnanagar II Kulpi Kultali Kumarganj Kumargram Kurseong Kushmandi L Labpur Lalgola M Madarihat-Birpara Magrahat I Magrahat II Mahisadal Mal Manbazar I Manbazar II Mandirbazar Manikchak Manteswar Mathabhanga
Mathabhanga
I Mathabhanga
Mathabhanga
II Mathurapur I Mathurapur II Matiali Matigara Maynaguri Mayureswar I Mayureswar II Mejia Mekhliganj Memari
Memari
I Memari
Memari
II Midnapore
Midnapore
Sadar Minakhan Mirik Mohammad Bazar Mohanpur Mongalkote Moyna Murarai I Murarai II Murshidabad-Jiaganj N Nabadwip Nabagram Nagrakata Nakashipara Nalhati
Nalhati
I Nalhati
Nalhati
II Namkhana Nandakumar Nandigram I Nandigram II Nanoor Naoda Narayangarh Naxalbari Nayagram Neturia O Old Malda Onda P Panchla Pandabeswar Pandua Panskura Para Patashpur I Patashpur II Patharpratima Patrasayer Phansidewa Pingla Polba-Dadpur Puncha Purbasthali I Purbasthali II Pursurah Purulia
Purulia
I Purulia
Purulia
II R Raghunathganj I Raghunathganj II Raghunathpur I Raghunathpur II Raiganj Raina I Raina II Raipur Rajarhat Rajganj Rajnagar Ramnagar I Ramnagar II Rampurhat
Rampurhat
I Rampurhat
Rampurhat
II Ranaghat
Ranaghat
I Ranaghat
Ranaghat
II Rangli Rangliot Ranibandh Raniganj Raninagar I Raninagar II Ratua I Ratua II S Sabang Sagar Sagardighi Sahid Matangini Sainthia Salanpur Salboni Saltora Samserganj Sandeshkhali I Sandeshkhali II Sankrail, Howrah Sankrail, Paschim Medinipur Santipur Santuri Sarenga Shyampur I Shyampur II Simlapal Singur Sitai Sitalkuchi Sonamukhi Sonarpur Sreerampur-Uttarpara Suri I Suri II Sutahata Suti I Suti II Swarupnagar T Taldangra Tamluk Tapan Tarakeswar Tehatta I Tehatta II Thakurpukur Mahestala Tufanganj
Tufanganj
I Tufanganj
Tufanganj
II U Udaynarayanpur Uluberia
Uluberia
I Uluberia
Uluberia
II

See also

List of cities in West Bengal
West Bengal
by population

Similar to Tehsils in many states of India

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States of India
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on 26 January 1950

Part A States

Assam Bihar Bombay East Punjab Madhya Pradesh Madras Orissa Uttar Pradesh West Bengal

Part B States

Hyderabad Jammu and Kashmir Madhya Bharat Mysore Patiala and East Punjab
East Punjab
States Union Rajasthan Saurashtra Travancore-Cochin Vindhya Pradesh

Part C States

Ajmer Coorg Cooch-Behar Bhopal Bilaspur Delhi Himachal Pradesh Kutch Manipur Tripura

Part D States

Andaman and Nic

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