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Kharibari (community development block)


Kharibari (community development block)

Community development block
Kharibari is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Darjeeling
 • Total 143.50 km2 (55.41 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 109,251
 • Density 760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Darjeeling
Vidhan Sabha constituency Phansidewa
Website .in.govdarjeeling

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


Kharibari is located at .

Kharibari community development block has an area of 143.50  km2.[2]

The town of Kharibari lies near the India-Nepal border. Siliguri is 30 km to its north-east. Bhadrapur, a Nepalese town, is 13 km away from Kharibari. Naxalbari (towards the north), Phansidewa (towards the east) and Thakurganj (towards the south in Bihar) are the nearby towns. The nearest airfield is Bagdogra airport. The nearest major railway station is at New Jalpaiguri.


Kharibari block consists of rural areas only with 4 gram panchayats, viz. Binnabari, Buraganj, Kharibari-Panishali and Raniganj–Panishali. This block has one police station at Kharibari. Headquarters of this block is in Kharibari.


As per 2011 Census of India Kharibari CD Block had a total population of 109,251 of which 97,399 were rural and 11,852 were urban. There were 55,671 males and 53,580 females. Scheduled Castes numbered 58,570 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 21,262.[3]


As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Kharibari CD Block was 63,540 out of which 36,565 were males and 26,975 were females.[3]


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