Basirhat is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°40′N 88°53′E / 22.66°N 88.89°E / 22.66; 88.89
Country India
StateWest Bengal
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeISO 3166-2:IN

Basirhat district[1] is a proposed border district of West Bengal state.[2] Basirhat subdivision of North 24 Parganas district will be formed separately in Basirhat district. The main river of basirhat district is Ichamati river. The headquarters of this district is Basirhat. There are three municipalities in the district: Basirhat, Baduria and Taki. Being a police and health district already, the proposed district may be renamed.[3]


On 1 August 2022, Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee declared the creation of a new district consisting of Basirhat subdivision carving out from North 24 Parganas district.[4]


Apart from the municipalities of Basirhat, Baduria and Taki, the district contains one census town and rural areas of 90 gram panchayats under ten community development blocks: Baduria, Basirhat–I, Basirhat–II, Haroa, Hasnabad, Hingalganj, Minakhan, Sandeshkhali–I and Sandeshkhali–II and Swarupnagar.[5] The only census town is: Dhanyakuria.[6] According to a proposal that was brought by the government of West Bengal, Basirhat district is supposed to be composed of two sub-divisions. The two subdivisions were to be headquartered at Basirhat and Minakhan. The Basirhat subdivision would comprise six CD blocks, namely Basirhat–I, Basirhat–II, Hasnabad, Hingalganj, Baduria and Swarupnagar. The Minakhan subdivision would consist of four CD blocks - Minakhan, Sandeshkhali–I, Sandeshkhali–II and Haroa[7][better source needed]


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  2. ^ "Basirhat, Jhargram, Alipurduar, Asansol-durgapur, new district bengal".
  3. ^ Suman Chakraborti (Aug 2, 2022). "West Bengal New District: West Bengal to have 7 new districts in six months for better administration | Kolkata News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2022-08-07.
  4. ^ "West Bengal To Get 7 New Districts, Announces Mamata Banerjee". Retrieved 2 August 2022.
  5. ^ "Directory of District, Sub division, Panchayat Samiti/ Block and Gram Panchayats in West Bengal, March 2008". West Bengal. National Informatics Centre, India. 2008-03-19. Archived from the original on 2009-02-25. Retrieved 2008-12-25.
  6. ^ "District Wise List of Statutory Towns( Municipal Corporation, Municipality, Notified Area and Cantonment Board), Census Towns and Outgrowths, West Bengal, 2001". Census of India, Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2008-12-25.
  7. ^ "5 Basirhat Jhargram Alipurduar & Asansol-Durgapur - New District of Bengal".