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Malda
Location of Malda in West Bengal
Location of Malda in West Bengal
Map
Interactive Map Outlining Malda
Country India
State West Bengal
Established2016
CapitalMalda
DistrictsDakshin Dinajpur, Malda, Murshidabad, Uttar Dinajpur
Area
 • Total14,418 km2 (5,567 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total15,773,557
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)

Malda Division is an administrative division within the Indian state of West Bengal. This division was earlier a part of Jalpaiguri division and was carved out from it in 2016.[1] The headquarters and the largest city of the Malda Division is Malda. The office of divisional commissioner is temporary located in old circuit house at B. G. Road, Malda.

Districts

It consists of 4 districts:[2]

Code District Headquarters Area Population As of 2011 Population Density Map
MA Malda Malda 3,733 km2(1,441 sq mi) 3,997,970 1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
MU Murshidabad Baharampur 5,324 km2(2,056 sq mi) 7,103,807 1,334/km2 (3,460/sq mi)
ND Uttar Dinajpur Raiganj 3,142 km2 (1,213 sq mi) 3,000,849 960/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
SD Dakshin Dinajpur Balurghat 2,219 km2 (857 sq mi) 1, 670,931 750/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Total 4 14,418 km2

(5,567 sq mi)

15,773,557 4,177 km2

(10,760/sq mi)

Demographics

Religion in Malda Division (2011 Indian Census)

  Islam (60.94%)
  Hinduism (38.20%)
  Others or no religion (0.80%)

Malda division is the only division of West Bengal where Muslims forms the majority of the population. Muslims numbering 9,612,405, comprises 60.94% of the population, whereas Hindus numbering 6,025,498, forms 38.20% of the division's population.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Bengal to be divided into two more administrative divisions". millenniumpost.in. 2016-11-22.
  2. ^ "The State : West Bengal". brandbharat.com. Retrieved 2020-08-02.
  3. ^ Population by religious community: West Bengal. 2011 Census of India.