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Bijanbari

Bijanbari
Town
Bijanbari is located in West Bengal
Bijanbari
Bijanbari
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates:
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Darjeeling
Elevation 760 m (2,490 ft)
Languages
 • Official Nepali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Darjeeling
Vidhan Sabha constituency Darjeeling

Bijanbari is a small town lying to the east of Darjeeling in the state of West Bengal, India.

Geography

Bijanbari lies in a valley at an altitude of 760 m above sea level. The Little Rangeet River (Chota Rangeet) flows near this town.It came to limelight because of give away of bridge over Rangeet River on 22 Oct 2011. 33 People died and several injured.

Administration

Bijanbari is the headquarters of the Darjeeling Pulbazar development block. The nearest police station is at Pulbazar.

Agriculture

Agriculture is the main industry in Bijanbari and the surrounding areas. The valley produces potatoes, cardamom, rice, maize, millets, peas, beans, squash, cauliflower, cabbages, tomatoes and oranges.

Education

Bijanbari has three private schools and a government-run school up to the 12th standard. Bijanbari has one college Bijanbari College, which is affiliated to the University of North Bengal. It was started in October 1995.

Government School - Vidyasagar Higher Secondary School.

Private Schools - Little Rangit English School, Vidya Jyoti Academy and SAPTARSHI ACADEMY.

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