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Jalpaiguri
Location of Jalpaiguri in West Bengal
Location of Jalpaiguri in West Bengal
Interactive Map Outlining Jalpaiguri
Country India
State West Bengal
CapitalJalpaiguri
DistrictsAlipurduar, Cooch Behar, Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Kalimpong
Area
 • Total12,763 km2 (4,928 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total8,538,755
 • Density670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)

Jalpaiguri Division is one of the 5 divisions in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is the northernmost division of West Bengal. It is surrounded by Nepal on the western side, Bihar on South-Western side, Bhutan on the Northern side and Bangladesh on the southern side.[1]

Districts

Districts of West Bengal
Districts of West Bengal

It consists of 5 districts:[2]

Code District Headquarters Established Sub-Division Area Population As of 2011 Population Density Map
DA Darjeeling Darjeeling 1947 2,092.5 km2 (807.9 sq mi) 1,797,422 859/km2 (2,220/sq mi)
Darjeeling in West Bengal (India).svg
JP Jalpaiguri Jalpaiguri 1947 2,844 km2 (1,098 sq mi) 2,172,846 621/km2 (1,610/sq mi)
Jalpaiguri in West Bengal (India).svg
KB Cooch Behar Cooch Behar 1950[3] 3,387 km2 (1,308 sq mi) 2,822,780 833/km2 (2,160/sq mi)
Cooch Behar in West Bengal (India).svg
AD Alipurduar Alipurduar 2014[4] 3,383 km2 (1,306 sq mi) 1,700,000 400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Alipurduar in West Bengal (India).svg
KA Kalimpong Kalimpong 2017[4] 1,044 km2 (403 sq mi) 251,642 239/km2 (620/sq mi)
Kalimpong in West Bengal (India).svg
Total 5 - 13 12,713 km2 (4,909 sq mi) 8,790,397

691/km2 (1,790/sq mi)

India WB.svg

Demographics

Religion in Jalpaiguri division
Hinduism
77.43%
Islam
14.88%
Christianity
3.89%
Buddhism
3.05%
Others
0.75%

Hindus forms the majority of the population while Muslims forms the largest minority group. There is a significant Christian and Buddhist population in the division. They are mainly concentrated in Kalimpong district and hill subdivisions of Darjeeling district. The Dooars regions also has a significant tribal population.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Divisional Commissioners/ West Bengal". Office of the Resident Commissioner- Govt. of WB. 4 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Directory of District, Sub division, Panchayat Samiti/ Block and Gram Panchayats in West Bengal, March 2008". West Bengal. National Informatics Centre, India. 19 March 2008. p. 1. Archived from the original on 25 February 2009. Retrieved 28 February 2009.
  3. ^ "Brief History of Cooch Behar". Official website of Cooch Behar District. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2008.
  4. ^ a b Jana, Naresh (31 December 2001). "Tamluk readies for giant's partition". The Telegraph (Kolkata). Retrieved 1 September 2008.
  5. ^ Population by religious community: West Bengal. 2011 Census of India.

Coordinates: 26°31′N 88°44′E / 26.52°N 88.73°E / 26.52; 88.73