Mirik subdivision
Subdivision
Location of Mirik subdivision
Coordinates: 26°53′06″N 88°11′13″E / 26.885°N 88.187°E / 26.885; 88.187
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictDarjeeling
HeadquartersMirik
Area
 • Total125.89 km2 (48.61 sq mi)
Population
 • Total57,887
 • Density460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialBengali, Nepali[1]
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

Mirik subdivision is a subdivision of the Darjeeling district in the state of West Bengal, India. It was declared a subdivision on 30 March 2017.[2][3]

Subdivisions

Darjeeling district is divided into the following administrative subdivisions:[4][5]

Subdivision Headquarters
Area
km2
Population
(2011)
Rural Population %
(2011)
Urban Population %
(2011)
Darjeeling Sadar Darjeeling 921.68 429,391 61.00 39.00
Kurseong Kurseong 377.35 136,793 58.41 41.59
Mirik Mirik 125.68 57,887 80.11 19.89
Siliguri Siliguri 802.01 971,120 55.11 44.89
Darjeeling district Darjeeling 2,226.72 1,595,191 57.89 42.11
Map
Places and tea estates in the southern portion of Darjeeling Sadar subdivision (including Jorebunglow Sukhiapokhri CD block), and Mirik Subdivision in Darjeeling district
CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre, NP: national park/ wildlife sanctuary, TE: tea estate
Abbreviations used in names – TG for Tea Garden (town/village), TE for Tea Estate
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

Police stations

Police stations in the Mirik subdivision have the following features and jurisdiction:[6][7][4]

Police Station Area covered
km2
International border
Inter-state border
km
Municipal Town CD block
Mirik n/a * - Mirik Mirik

.* The total length of border with Nepal (Mechi River) is 101.02 km (62.77 mi).

Blocks

Community development blocks in Mirik subdivision are:[5][8][9]

CD block Headquarters Area
km2
Population
(2011)
SC % ST % Literacy
Rate %
Census
Towns
Mirik Mirik 119.18 46,374 7.80 30.79 80.84 -

Demographics

Religion in Mirik sub-division (2011) [10]

  Hinduism (66.64%)
  Buddhism (22.14%)
  Christianity (7.32%)
  Islam (0.60%)
  Others (3.30%)

According to the 2011 census, Hindus numbered 38,576 and formed 66.64% of the population. Buddhists numbered 12,816 and formed 22.14% of the population. Christians numbered 4,239 and formed 7.32% of the population. Muslims numbered 346 and formed 0.60% of the population. Others numbered 1,910 and formed 3.30% of the population.

Languages spoken in Mirik Taluka, 2011

  Nepali (91.96%)
  Kurukh (3.11%)
  Bengali (2.73%)
  Sadri (2.20%)

Gram panchayats

Gram panchayats in Mirik subdivision are :[11]

Education

Given in the table below (data in numbers) is a comprehensive picture of the education scenario in Darjeeling district, with data for the year 2012–13.[12]

Subdivision Primary
School
Middle
School
High
School
Higher Secondary
School
General
College, Univ
Technical /
Professional Instt
Non-formal
Education
Institution Student Institution Student Institution Student Institution Student Institution Student Institution Student Institution Student
Darjeeling Sadar 579 37,345 28 8,019 37 22,579 23 16,492 7 9,510 6 1,095 1,142 28,425
Kurseong 218 13,031 3 721 28 10,596 9 7,783 1 2,034 4 866 367 14,261
Mirik 78 7,211 3 919 6 2,131 2 2,127 1 715 - - 309 20,265
Siliguri 676 79,713 30 8,585 46 23,903 67 100,845 10 13,398 13 3,161 1,793 96,766
Darjeeling district 1,551 137,300 64 18,244 117 59,290 101 127,247 19 25,657 23 5,122 3,611 159,717

Note: Primary schools include junior basic schools; middle schools, high schools and higher secondary schools include madrasahs; technical schools include junior technical schools, junior government polytechnics, industrial technical institutes, industrial training centres, nursing training institutes etc.; technical and professional colleges include engineering colleges, medical colleges, para-medical institutes, management colleges, teachers training and nursing training colleges, law colleges, art colleges, music colleges etc. Special and non-formal education centres include sishu siksha kendras, madhyamik siksha kendras, centres of Rabindra mukta vidyalaya, recognised Sanskrit tols, institutions for the blind and other handicapped persons, Anganwadi centres, reformatory schools etc.[12]

Educational institutions

The following institution in located in Mirik subdivision:

Healthcare

The table below (all data in numbers) presents an overview of the medical facilities available and patients treated in the hospitals, health centres and sub-centres in 2013 in Darjeeling district, with data for the year 2012–13.:[14]

Subdivision Health & Family Welfare Deptt, WB Other
State
Govt
Deptts
Local
bodies
Central
Govt
Deptts /
PSUs
NGO /
Private
Nursing
Homes
Total Total
Number
of
Beds
Total
Number
of
Doctors*
Indoor
Patients
Outdoor
Patients
Hospitals
Rural
Hospitals
Block
Primary
Health
Centres
Primary
Health
Centres
Darjeeling Sadar 3 2 1 6 1 - - 3 16 729 32 22,584 149,465
Kurseong 4 1 - 3 - - 1 - 9 554 22 9,097 132,488
Mirik - 1 0 3 - - - - 4 42 44 2,354 57,243
Siliguri 3 3 1 4 1 - 4 47 63 1,146 168 133,086 1,738,671
Darjeeling district 10 7 2 16 2 - 5 50 92 2,471 266 167,121 1,738.671

.* Excluding nursing homes.

Medical facilities

Medical facilities in Mirik subdivision are as follows:

Rural Hospitals: (Name, CD block, location, beds) [15]

Primary Health Centres : (CD block-wise)(CD block, PHC location, beds)[16]

Legislative segments

As per order of the Delimitation Commission in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in West Bengal, the whole area under this subdivision, viz. Mirik block and Mirik municipality/notified area is part of the Kurseong assembly constituency of West Bengal. This constituency is an assembly segment of Darjeeling Lok Sabha constituency.

References

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  2. ^ "It's official: Mirik becomes sub-division". The Echo of India. Archived from the original on 31 March 2017. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Now, Mirik becomes a sub-division". Millennium Post. 30 March 2017. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Darjeeling". District Profile - General Information. District administration. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  5. ^ a b "District Statistical Handbook 2013 Darjeeling". Tables 2.2, 2.4b. Department of Planning and Statistics, Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original on 21 January 2019. Retrieved 16 January 2020.
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  7. ^ "District Profile - Darjeeling". District administration. Retrieved 22 February 2020.
  8. ^ "CD block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". 2011 census: West Bengal – District-wise CD blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  9. ^ "District Census Handbook: Darjiling" (PDF). Map of District Darjiling with CD block HQs and Police Stations (on the fifth page). Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal, 2011. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  10. ^ 2011 Census censusindia.gov.in[dead link]
  11. ^ "Egiye Bangla Darjeeling" (PDF). Miscellaneous - District Detail. District administration. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  12. ^ a b "District Statistical Handbook 2013 Darjeeling". Tables 4.4. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original on 21 January 2019. Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  13. ^ "Mirik College, Darjeeling". Target Admission. Retrieved 27 February 2020.
  14. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2013 Darjeeling". Tables 3.1, 3.3. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original on 21 January 2019. Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  15. ^ "Health & Family Welfare Department" (PDF). Health Statistics – Rural Hospitals. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 27 February 2020.
  16. ^ "Health & Family Welfare Department" (PDF). Health Statistics – Primary Health Centres. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 27 February 2020.