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North Dinajpur District : West Bengal

About the District

The District of Uttar Dinajpur came into existence on 1st April, 1992 after the bifurcation of erstwhile West Dinajpur District.

The district is enclosed by Bangladesh on the East, Bihar on the West, Darjeeling & Jalpaiguri District on the North and Malda District on the South. Uttar Dinajpur is well connected with the rest of the State through National Highways, State Highways and Railways. NH-31 and NH-34 passes through the heart of the district.

The regional topography is generally flat with a gentle southerly slope towards which the main rivers like Kulik, Nagar, Mahananda etc flow. The district has a border length of 227 km (approx) in the east with Bangladesh. The district HQ is Raiganj.


The Climate of this district is characterised by Hot-Summer with High Humidity, abundant Rainfall and Cold Winter. The summer season begins from April. Monsoon starts from June and lasts still September. December and January are the coldest months.


The area in this district under Forest is 1483.75 Acre. The forest type is mainly Northern tropical Most Mixed Deciduous Forests. The distribution of forests is very erratic and mostly spread in small pockets. There are some pockets of natural forests of 282.11 acre and comprises of coppice sal except a small patch in Rajabhum mouza in Chopra block which appears to be of seed/seedlings origins.


Raiganj Bird Sanctuary, Sap nikla forest, Eco Tourism at Bijolia More, Goddess Bhairabi Temple, Mosque of Burhana fakirs, Museum at Karnajora, Banabithi Resort at Barui.

Facts & Figures

Year of formation1st April,1992
Area3142 Sq. Km
Latitude250 11' N to 260 49' N
Longitude870 49' E to 900 00' E
Population 2001)2441824
Population density778 Per Sq. K.M.
Sex Ratio937
Literacy Rate47.89%
No. of Sub-Division02
No. of Blocks09
No. of Villages3192

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