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কেশীয়ারি সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
community development block
Keshiari is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Paschim Medinipur
 • Total 292.26 km2 (112.84 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 131,983
 • Density 450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Medinipur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Keshiary
Website .in.govpaschimmedinipur

Keshiari (community development block) is an administrative division in the Kharagpur subdivision of Paschim Medinipur district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Keshiari police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Keshiari.[1][2]


  • Geography 1
    • Gram panchayats 1.1
  • Demographics 2
  • Transport 3
  • References 4


Keshiari is located at .

Keshiari community development block has an area of 292.26  km2.[2]

Gram panchayats

Gram panchayats of Keshiari block/ panchayat samiti are: Baghasty, Gaganeswar, Ghritagram, Keshiari, Khajra, Kusumpur, Lalua, Nachipur and Santrapur.[3]


As per 2001 census, Keshiari block had a total population of 131,983, out of which 67,298 were males and 64,685 were females. Keshiari block registered a population growth of 17.95 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for the combined Midnapore district was 14.87 per cent.[2] Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.45 per cent.[4]


Keshairi gained importance after the construction of the bridge over Subarnarekha River in Bhasara Ghat about ten kilometers from Keshiari which enables one to travel to Orissa.

There is a road to Gaganeshwar, where one of the historical durgos (fort) namely Kurumbera Fort is located.

Another road connecting to Kharagpur Railway station about 25 kilometers from Keshiari and 13 kilometers to Belda Railway Station edit by Mrinal Nag, Appayan Lodge, Keshiary


  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Paschim Medinipur district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-04-10. 
  2. ^ a b c "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 4, (erstwhile) Medinipur District". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-04-10. 
  3. ^ "Allocation of 3rd SFC (untied) Fund" (PDF). Paschim Medinipur district. Government of West Bengal - Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Retrieved 2011-04-10. 
  4. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001, Medinipur district. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-03-20. 
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