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Mathabhanga subdivision

Mathabhanga subdivision
মাথাভাঙ্গা মহকুমা
Mathabhanga subdivision
Mathabhanga subdivision
Location in West Bengal, India

Coordinates: 26°20′N 89°13′E / 26.33°N 89.22°E / 26.33; 89.22Coordinates: 26°20′N 89°13′E / 26.33°N 89.22°E / 26.33; 89.22

Country  India
State West Bengal
District Cooch Behar
Headquarters Mathabhanga
 • Official BengaliEnglish
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code ISO 3166-2:IN

Mathabhanga subdivision is a subdivision of the Cooch Behar district in the state of West Bengal, India. It consists of Mathabhanga municipality and three community development blocks: Sitalkuchi, Mathabhanga–I and Mathabhanga–II. The three blocks contain 28 gram panchayats. The subdivision has its headquarters at Mathabhanga.


Apart from the Mathabhanga municipality, the subdivision contains rural areas of 28 gram panchayats under three community development blocks: Sitalkuchi, Mathabhanga–I and Mathabhanga–II.[1] There is no urban area under these three blocks.[2]


Sitalkuchi block

Rural area under Sitalkuchi block consists of eight gram panchayats, viz. Barokaimari, Chhotosalbari, Gosairhat, Lalbazar, Bhawerthana, Golenowhati, Khalisamari and Sitalkuchi.[1] Sitalkuchi police station serves this block.[3] Headquarters of this block is in Sitalkuchi.[4]

Mathabhanga–I block

Rural area under Mathabhanga–I block consists of ten gram panchayats, viz. Bairagirhat, Hazrahat–II, Kursamari, Shikarpur, Gopalpur, Jorpatki, Nayarhat, Hazrahat–I, Kedarhat and Pachagarh.[1] Mathabhanga and Ghoksadanga police stations serve this block.[3] Headquarters of this block is in Mathabhanga.[4]

Mathabhanga–II block

Rural area under Mathabhanga–II block consists of ten gram panchayats, viz. Angarkata–Pardubi, Ghoksardanga, Nishiganj–II, Unishbisha, Barasoulmari, Latapota, Premerdanga, Fulbari, Nishiganj–I and Ruidanga.[1] Mathabhanga and Ghoksadanga police stations serve this block.[3] Headquarters of this block is in Bhogmara.[4]

Legislative segments

As per order of the Delimitation Commission in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in the West Bengal, the Mathabhanga municipality, Mathabhanga–II block and Hazrahat–I, Hazrahat–II and Pachagarh gram panchayats of Mathabhanga–I block together will constitute the Mathabhanga assembly constituency of West Bengal. The other seven gram panchayats of Mathabhanga–I block, viz. Bairagirhat, Kursamari, Shikarpur, Gopalpur, Jorpatki, Nayarhat and Kedarhat will form the Sitalkuchi assembly constituency along with the whole area under Sitalkuchi block. Both the constituencies will be reserved for Scheduled castes (SC) candidates. Both constituencies will be part of Cooch Behar (Lok Sabha constituency), which will be reserved for SC candidates.[5]


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