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COOCH BEHAR is a district of the state of WEST BENGAL belonging to INDIA. Click the IMAGE-MAP of the District
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District Magistrate : Sri. P. Ulaganathan (IAS) meet the DM
Official Phone no. : 03582-227101; Residential Ph. no. : 03582-227201
Fax no. : 03582-227000
(official), 03582-225000 (residential)
E-mail : dmcoochbehar@gmail.com
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   GEOGRAPHY

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Location : North-Eastern part of West Bengal; bounded by the districts of Alipurduar in the north and Jalpaiguri in the north-west, state of Assam in the east (bounded by the districts of Kokrajhar & Dhubri in Assam) and the International Border in the form of Indo-Bangladesh boundary in the south-west, south and south-east. Beside this bounded area there are enclaves (called Chhits) which are outlying and detached tracts of land situated inside Bangladesh. There are 110 such Chhits.

Cooch Behar district lies between 25°57'47"  & 26°36'20" North Latitude ; between 88°47'44"  &  89°54'35" East Longitude. The District Headquarter lies between 26°19'86''N Latitude and 89°23'53"E Longitude.
[Source : District Census Handbook, 1961]

The Area of the district is 3387 sq. KMs, which contributes 3.82% of the land mass of the State of West Bengal.

Cooch Behar is essentially a flat country with a slight south-eastern slope along which the main rivers of the district flow. Most of the high lands appertain to Sitalkuchi area and most of the low lands lie in Dinhata area. The soil is alluvial of very recent formation. It  is mostly sandy and loose. The surface soil is loam and hardly any good clay is found.
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      Rivers :~  

The rivers flow in a slanting course from north-west to south-east. Six river systems cut through the district flowing in a south-easterly direction. From the west to east these are : the Tista system, Jaldhaka system, Torsa, Kaljani, Raidak and Gadadhar system. Some notable rivers are :

 
  1. Dharla
  2. Dudua
  3. Gadadhar
  4. Ghargharia
  5. Jaldhaka
  6. Kaljani
  1. Mansai
  2. Raidak - I
  3. Raidak - II
  4. Sankosh
  5. Teesta
  6. Torsa
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   LAND UTILISATION STATISTICS

Classification of Land Utilisation Statistics in the district of Cooch Behar
Year (area in thousand hectares)
Reporting Area Forest Area Area under
Non-Agricultural
Use
Barren &
Unculturable
Land
Permanent
Pastures & other
Grazing Land
Land under Misc.
Tree Groves not
included in
Net Area sown
Culturable
Waste Land
Fallow Land
other than
current fallow
Current 
Fallow
Land
Net area
sown
2007-08 331.57 4.26 66.63 2.30 0.08 7.71 0.96 0.04 1.45 248.14
2008-09 331.57 4.26 67.85 1.10 0.01 5.84 0.04 0.01 0.50 251.96
2009-10 331.57 4.26 68.08 0.85 0.03 5.63 0.12 0.04 1.20 251.36
2010-11 331.57 4.26 69.43 0.26 0.01 5.80 0.29 0.05 0.86 250.61
2011-12 331.57 4.26 62.17 0.21 0.03 7.75 2.09 0.07 0.84 254.18
Source : Directorate of Agriculture (Evaluation), Govt. of W.B.

Distribution of Operational Holdings over size-classes in the district of Cooch Behar
Year (area in thousand hectares)
S I Z E - C L A S S Average
size of
Holdings
Marginal Small Semi-medium Medium Large Total
No. of
Holdings
Area of
Holdings
No. of
Holdings
Area of
Holdings
No. of
Holdings
Area of
Holdings
No. of
Holdings
Area of
Holdings
No. of
Holdings
Area of
Holdings
No. of
Holdings
Area of
Holdings
2005-06 249437 132758 50748 79525 20789 57528 432 2094 40 2042 321446 273947 0.85
2010-11 254309 138164 49158 78424 19540 52680 231 1192 40 2042 323278 272502 0.84
  Note :
Marginal = Below 1.0 hectare
Small = 1.0 hectare and above but less than 2.0 hectares
Semi-medium = 2.0 hectares and above but less than 4.0 hectares
Medium = 4.0 hectares and above but less than 10.0 hectares
Large = 10.0 hectares and above. It includes mostly institutional holdings
Source : Agricultural Census, West Bengal
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       Bordering Profile of Cooch Behar  
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   CLIMATE, RAINFALL STATISTICS

A highly humid atmosphere and abundant rains characterise the climate of this district, with the temperature being seldom excessive. The Period from June to beginning-of-October is south-west monsoon season. October to mid-November constitutes post monsoon season. Cold season being November to February and hot season being March to May.

January is the coldest month with temperature varying between 5°C to 28°C, April is the hottest month with mean maximum temperature of 31°C and mean minimum temperature of 20°C
(as per 2012 data). Lowest temperature up to 5°C and maximum temperature up to 37°C have been recorded in the year 2012. The atmosphere is highly humid throughout the year except February to May when relative humidity is as less as 50 to 70%.

Maximum & Minimum Temperature by month in Cooch Behar
Month (all figures in Degree Celsius)
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Max Min Max Min Max Min Max Min Max Min
January 27 7 28 9 29 7 27 5 28 5
February 29 6 31 10 31 7 32 9 29 6
March 33 13 36 11 37 14 35 11 35 10
April 35 16 36 18 37 18 35 16 37 18
May 35 19 37 20 35 21 36 21 35 17
June 36 23 36 22 35 23 37 23 36 20
July 36 24 37 25 36 25 35 24 35 24
August 36 23 36 24 35 25 36 23 36 23
September 35 23 36 24 35 23 37 24 - -
October 34 17 35 18 35 19 35 17 33 15
November 32 12 32 11 32 12 31 13 31 11
December 29 10 29 7 33 8 31 7 28 6
For the year : 36 6 37 7 37 7 37 5 37 5
Source : Meteorological Department, Govt. of India 
Mean-Maximum & Mean-Minimum Temperature by month
Month (all figures in Degree Celsius)
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Mean
Max
Mean
Min
Mean
Max
Mean
Min
Mean
Max
Mean
Min
Mean
Max
Mean
Min
Mean
Max
Mean
Min
January 24 10 25 11 24 10 22 9 23 9
February 25 10 29 12 27 11 28 12 26 11
March 30 17 32 16 32 17 31 16 30 15
April 31 21 32 22 31 22 31 20 31 20
May 32 23 32 23 31 23 32 23 33 23
June 32 25 33 25 31 25 33 25 31 24
July 32 26 33 27 32 26 31 26 32 26
August 31 25 32 26 32 26 33 26 33 26
September 33 25 33 25 32 25 33 25 - -
October 31 21 32 22 31 22 33 22 31 20
November 29 14 28 16 30 17 29 15 29 13
December 26 14 25 12 26 10 26 12 24 11
Source : Meteorological Department, Govt. of India 


Rainfall : The rainfall generally increases from the south-west to the north-east. About 70% of the annual rainfall is received during the southwest monsoon season, June being the rainiest month. On an average there are about 102 rainy days with records of more than 400 mm rainfall in 24 hours.

Monthly Rainfall by month in the district of Cooch Behar
Month Normal
2012
(all figures in Millimetre)
Actual
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
January 9 39 - - 3 3
February 14 10 - - 11 11
March 45 76 36 30 56 3
April 178 188 108 385 138 173
May 313 282 287 600 294 242
June 626 569 510 711 431 947
July 697 606 402 863 775 779
August 453 841 629 525 476 337
September 418 299 196 496 465 614
October 185 147 270 61 20 245
November 3 - - 2 - -
December 4 - - - - -
Total : 2945 3057 2438 3673 2669 3354
Source : Agricultural Meteorologist, Directorate of Agriculture, Govt. of W.B. 
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   ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS
Revenue Sub-Divisions :~
(1) Cooch Behar Sadar
(2) Dinhata
(3) Mathabhanga
(4) Mekhliganj
(5) Tufanganj


Relation between Sub-Divisions and Blocks
 
Development Blocks or Panchayat Samities :~
(1) Cooch Behar - I (7) Mathabhanga - II
(2) Cooch Behar - II (8) Mekhliganj
(3) Dinhata - I (9) Sitai
(4) Dinhata - II (10) Sitalkuchi
(5) Haldibari (11) Tufanganj - I
(6) Mathabhanga - I (12) Tufanganj - II


Relation between Blocks and Gram Panchayats
 
No. of Panchayat Samities : 12
   
PS-wise no. of Seats & Gram Sansads


No. of Gram Panchayats : 128
No. of Gram Sansads : 1714
No. of Inhabited Villages : 1132
No. of Mouzas : 1202
No. of Municipalities : 6  check details
No. of Police Stations : 11  check details
 
Number of Administrative Units in the district of Cooch Behar for the year 2012
Sub-Division Police Station Dev. Block/
Municipality(M)
Panchayat
Samity
Gram
Panchayat
Gram
Sansad
Mouzas
(2001)
Inhabited
Villages
(2011)
Households
(2011)
Municipality Census
Town
(2011)
*
Total
Nos. Wards
Cooch Behar Sadar Cooch Behar (Kotwali) Cooch Behar-I  1 15 208 144 142 76550 - - 3 3
Cooch Behar (M)  - - - - - 18431 1 20 - 1
Cooch Behar-II  1 13 220 115 111 80438 - - 5 5
Total of Cooch Behar Sadar Sub-Division : 2 28 428 259 253 175419 1 20 8 9
Dinhata Dinhata Dinhata-I  1 16 204 130 128 67587 - - 1 1
Dinhata (M)  - - - - - 8739 1 16 - 1
Dinhata-II  1 12 159 119 119 60896 - - - -
Sitai Sitai  1 5 71 53 53 26647 - - - -
Total of Dinhata Sub-Division : 3 33 434 302 300 163869 1 16 1 2
Mathabhanga Mathabhanga Mathabhanga-I  1 10 137 102 101 49786 - - - -
Mathabhanga (M)  - - - - - 5792 1 12 - 1
Ghoksadanga Mathabhanga-II  1 10 135 93 92 50902 - - - -
Sitalkuchi Sitalkuchi  1 8 137 70 67 42587 - - - -
Total of Mathabhanga Sub-Division :  3 28 409 265 260 149067 1 12 - 1
Mekhliganj Mekhliganj (P) & Kuchlibari Mekhliganj  1 8 95 187 137 37142 - - 1 1
Mekhliganj (P) Mekhliganj (M)  - - - - - 2249 1 9 - 1
Haldibari Haldibari  1 6 63 62 57 24238 - - - -
Haldibari (M)  - - - - - 3405 1 11 - 1
Total of Mekhliganj Sub-Division :  2 14 158 249 194 67034 2 20 1 3
Tufanganj Tufanganj Tufanganj-I  1 14 161 73 72 60433 - - 1 1
Tufanganj (M)  - - - - - 5171 1 12 - 1
Bakshirhat Tufanganj-II  1 11 124 54 53 44727 - - 1 1
Total of Tufanganj Sub-Division :  2 25 285 127 125 110331 1 12 2 3
District Total : Police Stations : 11 Dev. Blocks : 12
Municipalities : 6
12 128 1714 1202 1132 665720 6 80 12 18
Note : *Census Towns
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Sources : 1) Census of India, 2001 & 2011,  2) All B.D.O.s of Cooch Behar,  3) Cooch Behar Zilla Parishad,   4) Directorate of Panchayat, Govt. of W.B.

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   DEMOGRAPHY / POPULATION
Total Households : 6,65,720 (as per census, 2011)
Total Population : 28,19,086 (as per census, 2011)
  No. of
Households
Total
Population
Male Female
Rural Area 5,96,027 25,29,652 13,04,916 12,24,736
Urban Area 69,693 2,89,434 1,46,626 1,42,808
District Total 6,65,720 28,19,086 14,51,542 13,67,544

Summary of Urban Population
Census
Code
Municipality No. of
Households
Total
Population
Male Female
801643 Haldibari 3,405 14,404 7,306 7,098
801644 Mekhliganj 2,249 9,127 4,664 4,463
801645 Mathabhanga 5,792 23,890 12,059 11,831
801646 Koch Bihar 18,431 77,935 39,014 38,921
801647 Tufanganj 5,171 20,998 10,684 10,314
801648 Dinhata 8,739 36,124 18,344 17,780
000000 Area not under
any Sub-district
*
25,906 1,06,956 54,555 52,401
Urban Total : 69,693 2,89,434 1,46,626 1,42,808
  Summary of Rural Population
Census
Code
Dev. Block No. of
Households
Total
Population
Male Female
02183 Cooch Behar - I 68,419 2,93,267 1,51,337 1,41,930
02184 Cooch Behar - II 67,496 2,89,917 1,51,946 1,37,971
02187 Dinhata - I 66,528 2,81,890 1,45,325 1,36,565
02188 Dinhata - II 60,896 2,44,066 1,26,663 1,17,403
02179 Haldibari 24,238 1,03,969 52,851 51,118
02181 Mathabhanga - I 49,786 2,18,191 1,12,497 1,05,694
02182 Mathabhanga - II 50,902 2,27,397 1,17,100 1,10,297
02180 Mekhliganj 36,007 1,50,767 77,801 72,966
02189 Sitai 26,647 1,10,333 56,016 54,317
02190 Sitalkuchi 42,587 1,85,353 94,277 91,076
02185 Tufanganj - I 59,091 2,43,256 1,25,672 1,17,584
02186 Tufanganj - II 43,430 1,81,246 93,431 87,815
Rural Total : 5,96,027 25,29,652 13,04,916 12,24,736

Also check :-
"Block Population"   "Census Town Population"
"Municipality-level Population"   "Ward-wise Population"
"Village-wise Rural Population"   "Urban Population"
 
   
* - Area not under any Sub-district (Census Towns)
No. of
City Towns
Falls under
which Dev. Block
Area
Type
Census
Town Code
Name of Census Town No. of
Households
Total
Population
Male Female
3 Cooch Behar - I Urban 308211 Kharimala Khagrabari (CT) Ward no.-0001 1946 7844 3936 3908
Urban 308212 Guriahati (CT) Ward no.-0001 5122 21064 10647 10417
Urban 308213 Dhaliabari (CT) Ward no.-0001 1063 4383 2265 2118
5 Cooch Behar - II Urban 308325 Baneswar (CT) Ward no.-0001 1220 4841 2534 2307
Urban 308326 Khagrabari (CT) Ward no.-0001 5613 23122 11733 11389
Urban 308327 Baisguri (CT) Ward no.-0001 1206 5021 2577 2444
Urban 308328 Chakchaka (CT) Ward no.-0001 2064 8582 4426 4156
Urban 308329 Takagachh (CT) Ward no.-0001 2839 12418 6375 6043
1 Dinhata - I Urban 308587 Bhangri Pratham Khanda (CT) Ward no.-0001 1059 4379 2277 2102
1 Mekhliganj Urban 307872 Nagar Changrabandha (CT) Ward no.-0001 1135 4483 2251 2232
1 Tufanganj - I Urban 308402 Kamat Phulbari (P**) (CT) Ward no.-0001 1342 5339 2743 2596
1 Tufanganj - II Urban 308456 Chhoto Laukuthi (CT) Ward no.-0001 1297 5480 2791 2689
Census Town Total : 25906 106956 54555 52401
Note : P** stands for Part 
 
 
Area, Population and Density of Population in the district of Cooch Behar (as per Census, 2011)
Sub-Division/
Dev. Block/Municipality(M)
Area
(in sq. Km.)
(2001)
Population (in number) Density of
Population
(per sq. Km.)
Percentage of
Population to
district population
Rural Urban/
Census Town (CT*)
Total
Cooch Behar Sadar Sub-Division 754.84 5,83,184 1,65,210*** 7,48,394 991 26.54
Cooch Behar-I Block 361.17 2,93,267 33,291** 3,26,558 904 11.58
Cooch Behar (M) 8.29 - 77,935 77,935 9,401 2.76
Cooch Behar-II Block 385.38 2,89,917 53,984** 3,43,901 892 12.20
Dinhata Sub-Division 692.02 6,36,289 40,503 6,76,792 978 24.01
Dinhata-I Block 279.67 2,81,890 4,379** 2,86,269 1,024 10.16
Dinhata (M) 4.55 - 36,124 36,124 7,939 1.28
Dinhata-II Block 246.98 2,44,066 - 2,44,066 988 8.66
Sitai Block 160.82 1,10,333 - 1,10,333 686 3.91
Mathabhanga Sub-Division 895.26 6,30,941 23,890 6,54,831 731 23.23
Mathabhanga-I Block 319.39 2,18,191 - 2,18,191 683 7.74
Mathabhanga (M) 3.37 - 23,890 23,890 7,089 0.85
Mathabhanga-II Block 309.99 2,27,397 - 2,27,397 734 8.07
Sitalkuchi Block 262.51 1,85,353 - 1,85,353 706 6.57
Mekhliganj Sub-Division 459.78 2,54,736 28,014 2,82,750 615 10.03
Mekhliganj Block 302.07 1,50,767 4,483** 1,55,250 514 5.51
Mekhliganj (M) 3.88 - 9,127 9,127 2,352 0.32
Haldibari Block 152.38 1,03,969 - 1,03,969 682 3.69
Haldibari (M) 1.45 - 14,404 14,404 9,934 0.51
Tufanganj Sub-Division 586.44 4,24,502 31,817 4,56,319 778 16.19
Tufanganj-I Block 317.00 2,43,256 5,339** 2,48,595 784 8.82
Tufanganj (M) 3.75 - 20,998 20,998 5,599 0.74
Tufanganj-II Block 265.69 1,81,246 5,480** 1,86,726 703 6.62
District Total for 2011 : 3388.34 25,29,652 2,89,434 28,19,086 832 100.00
Note : CT* implies the Census Town treated as Urban Area though falling within Development Block.
** implies urban population of the Census Town falling within the Block.
***
implies urban population of Municipality Area plus Census Town within the Sub-Division.
Source : Census of India, 2011

Distribution of Rural & Urban Population by Sex in the district of Cooch Behar (as per Census, 2011)
Sub-Division/
Dev. Block/Municipality(M)
(in number)
Rural Population Urban Population Total Population
No. of
Males
No. of
Females
Total No. of
Males
No. of
Females
Total No. of
Males
No. of
Females
Total
Cooch Behar Sadar Sub-Division 3,03,283 2,79,901 5,83,184 83,507 81,703 1,65,210 3,86,790 3,61,604 7,48,394
Cooch Behar-I Block 1,51,337 1,41,930 2,93,267 16,848 16,443 33,291 1,68,185 1,58,373 3,26,558
Cooch Behar (M) - - - 39,014 38,921 77,935 39,014 38,921 77,935
Cooch Behar-II Block 1,51,946 1,37,971 2,89,917 27,645 26,339 53,984 1,79,591 1,64,310 3,43,901
Dinhata Sub-Division 3,28,004 3,08,285 6,36,289 20,621 19,882 40,503 3,48,625 3,28,167 6,76,792
Dinhata-I Block 1,45,325 1,36,565 2,81,890 2,277 2,102 4,379 1,47,602 1,38,667 2,86,269
Dinhata (M) - - - 18,344 17,780 36,124 18,344 17,780 36,124
Dinhata-II Block 1,26,663 1,17,403 2,44,066 - - - 1,26,663 1,17,403 2,44,066
Sitai Block 56,016 54,317 1,10,333 - - - 56,016 54,317 1,10,333
Mathabhanga Sub-Division 3,23,874 3,07,067 6,30,941 12,059 11,831 23,890 3,35,933 3,18,898 6,54,831
Mathabhanga-I Block 1,12,497 1,05,694 2,18,191 - - - 1,12,497 1,05,694 2,18,191
Mathabhanga (M) - - - 12,059 11,831 23,890 12,059 11,831 23,890
Mathabhanga-II Block 1,17,100 1,10,297 2,27,397 - - - 1,17,100 1,10,297 2,27,397
Sitalkuchi Block 94,277 91,076 1,85,353 - - - 94,277 91,076 1,85,353
Mekhliganj Sub-Division 1,30,652 1,24,084 2,54,736 14,221 13,793 28,014 1,44,873 1,37,877 2,82,750
Mekhliganj Block 77,801 72,966 1,50,767 2,251 2,232 4,483 80,052 75,198 1,55,250
Mekhliganj (M) - - - 4,664 4,463 9,127 4,664 4,463 9,127
Haldibari Block 52,851 51,118 1,03,969 - - - 52,851 51,118 1,03,969
Haldibari (M) - - - 7,306 7,098 14,404 7,306 7,098 14,404
Tufanganj Sub-Division 2,19,103 2,05,399 4,24,502 16,218 15,599 31,817 2,35,321 2,20,998 4,56,319
Tufanganj-I Block 1,25,672 1,17,584 2,43,256 2,743 2,596 5,339 1,28,415 1,20,180 2,48,595
Tufanganj (M) - - - 10,684 10,314 20,998 10,684 10,314 20,998
Tufanganj-II Block 93,431 87,815 1,81,246 2,791 2,689 5,480 96,222 90,504 1,86,726
District Total : 13,04,916 12,24,736 25,29,652 1,46,626 1,42,808 2,89,434 14,51,542 13,67,544 28,19,086
Source : Census of India, 2011

Growth of Population by sex on different Census years in the district of Cooch Behar
Year (in numbers) Percentage of
Rural Population
to Total Population
Total
Population
Index with
1901 as base
No. of
Males
No. of
Females
No. of Females
per 100 Males
Urban
Population
Rural
Population
1901 565116 100 300413 264703 88 14060 551056 97.51
1911 591012 105 315536 275476 87 15794 575218 97.33
1921 590599 105 314631 275968 88 17261 573338 97.08
1931 589053 104 312265 276788 89 18030 571023 96.94
1941 638703 113 339845 298858 88 26821 611882 95.80
1951 668949 118 360670 308279 85 50180 618769 92.50
1961 1019806 180 539694 480112 89 71446 948360 92.99
1971 1414183 250 737931 676252 92 96652 1317531 93.17
1981 1771643 314 915461 856182 94 122260 1649383 93.10
1991 2171145 384 1122306 1048839 93 169497 2001648 92.19
2001 2479155 439 1272094 1207061 95 225618 2253537 90.90
2011 2819086 499 1451542 1367544 94 289434 2529652 89.73
Source : Census of India

Distribution of Population by Sex & by Age-Groups in the district of Cooch Behar (as per Census, 2011)
Age Group
(Years)
Rural Population Urban Population Total Population
Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total
Nos. % Nos. % Nos. % Nos. % Nos. % Nos. % Nos. % Nos. % Nos. %
0 to 4 113932 8.73 108202 8.83 222134 8.78 9053 6.17 8471 5.93 17524 6.05 122985 8.47 116673 8.53 2,39,658 8.50
5 to 9 125702 9.63 119619 9.77 245321 9.70 10435 7.12 9756 6.83 20191 6.98 136137 9.38 129375 9.46 2,65,512 9.42
10 to 14 140265 10.75 135562 11.07 275827 10.90 11826 8.07 11390 7.98 23216 8.02 152091 10.48 146952 10.75 2,99,043 10.61
15 to 19 142670 10.93 128572 10.50 271242 10.72 12486 8.52 12196 8.54 24682 8.53 155156 10.69 140768 10.29 2,95,924 10.50
20 to 24 132034 10.12 121573 9.93 253607 10.03 13251 9.04 13953 9.77 27204 9.40 145285 10.01 135526 9.91 2,80,811 9.96
25 to 29 112790 8.64 102844 8.40 215634 8.52 13285 9.06 13453 9.42 26738 9.24 126075 8.69 116297 8.50 2,42,372 8.60
30 to 34 83498 6.40 79584 6.50 163082 6.45 11378 7.76 11838 8.29 23216 8.02 94876 6.54 91422 6.69 1,86,298 6.61
35 to 39 89.35 6.82 90457 7.39 179492 7.10 12121 8.27 12253 8.58 24374 8.42 101156 6.97 102710 7.51 2,03,866 7.23
40 to 44 86417 6.62 85755 7.00 172172 6.81 11246 7.67 11229 7.86 22475 7.76 97663 6.73 96984 7.09 1,94,647 6.90
45 to 49 72542 5.56 66972 5.47 139514 5.51 10414 7.10 9907 6.94 20321 7.02 82956 5.71 76879 5.62 1,59,835 5.67
50 to 54 65315 5.00 53346 4.35 118661 4.69 9300 6.34 7800 5.46 17100 5.91 74615 5.14 61146 4.47 1,35,761 4.82
55 to 59 45490 3.49 38129 3.11 83619 3.31 7256 4.95 5863 4.11 13119 4.53 52746 3.63 43992 3.22 96,738 3.43
60 to 64 36481 2.80 34038 2.78 70519 2.79 5365 3.66 4830 3.38 10195 3.52 41846 2.88 38868 2.84 80,714 2.86
65 to 69 23714 1.82 23644 1.93 47358 1.87 3605 2.46 3649 2.55 7254 2.51 27319 1.88 27293 2.00 54,612 1.94
70 to 74 15111 1.16 15823 1.29 30934 1.22 2424 1.65 2511 1.76 4935 1.70 17535 1.21 18334 1.34 35,869 1.27
75 to 79 8555 0.66 8817 0.72 17372 0.69 1430 0.97 1542 1.08 2972 1.03 9985 0.69 10359 0.76 20,344 0.72
80+ 10190 0.78 10919 0.89 21109 0.83 1583 1.08 2031 1.42 3614 1.25 11773 0.81 12950 0.95 24,723 0.88
Age not
stated
1175 0.09 880 0.07 2055 0.08 168 0.11 136 0.10 304 0.11 1343 0.09 1016 0.07 2,359 0.08
All Ages : 13,04,916 100.00 12,24,736 100.00 25,29,652 100.00 1,46,626 100.00 1,42,808 100.00 2,89,434 100.00 14,51,542 100.00 13,67,544 100.00 28,19,086 100.00
Source : Census of India, 2011

Caste-wise Distribution of Population in the district of Cooch Behar (as per Census, 2011)
Sub-Division/
Dev. Block/Municipality(M)
(in number)
Scheduled Caste (SC) Scheduled Tribe (ST) Others / General Grand Total
Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total
Cooch Behar Sadar Sub-Division 1,52,675 1,42,372 2,95,047 2,804 2,258 5,062 2,31,311 2,16,974 4,48,285 3,86,790 3,61,604 7,48,394
Cooch Behar-I Block 67,239 62,634 1,29,873 655 570 1,225 1,00,291 95,169 1,95,460 1,68,185 1,58,373 3,26,558
Cooch Behar (M) 5,260 5,258 10,518 219 189 408 33,535 33,474 67,009 39,014 38,921 77,935
Cooch Behar-II Block 80,176 74,480 1,54,656 1,930 1,499 3,429 97,485 88,331 1,85,816 1,79,591 1,64,310 3,43,901
Dinhata Sub-Division 1,60,488 1,50,408 3,10,896 1,358 1,367 2,725 1,86,779 1,76,392 3,63,171 3,48,625 3,28,167 6,76,792
Dinhata-I Block 64,992 60,881 1,25,873 593 578 1,171 82,017 77,208 1,59,225 1,47,602 1,38,667 2,86,269
Dinhata (M) 2,659 2,581 5,240 52 50 102 15,633 15,149 30,782 18,344 17,780 36,124
Dinhata-II Block 55,811 51,048 1,06,859 614 623 1,237 70,238 65,732 1,35,970 1,26,663 1,17,403 2,44,066
Sitai Block 37,026 35,898 72,924 99 116 215 18,891 18,303 37,194 56,016 54,317 1,10,333
Mathabhanga Sub-Division 2,07,488 1,96,908 4,04,396 1,688 1,745 3,433 1,26,757 1,20,245 2,47,002 3,35,933 3,18,898 6,54,831
Mathabhanga-I Block 77,333 72,723 1,50,056 64 76 140 35,100 32,895 67,995 1,12,497 1,05,694 2,18,191
Mathabhanga (M) 2,909 2,799 5,708 31 29 60 9,119 9,003 18,122 12,059 1,1831 23,890
Mathabhanga-II Block 75,928 71,695 1,47,623 1,471 1,503 2,974 39,701 37,099 76,800 1,17,100 1,10,297 2,27,397
Sitalkuchi Block 51,318 49,691 1,01,009 122 137 259 42,837 41,248 84,085 94,277 91,076 1,85,353
Mekhliganj Sub-Division 94,496 89,287 1,83,783 1,299 1,176 2,475 49,078 47,414 96,492 1,44,873 1,37,877 2,82,750
Mekhliganj Block 57,113 53,482 1,10,595 1,006 912 1,918 21,933 20,804 42,737 80,052 75,198 1,55,250
Mekhliganj (M) 2,290 2,180 4,470 54 55 109 2,320 2,228 4,548 4,664 4,463 9,127
Haldibari Block 32,515 31,094 63,609 164 149 313 20,172 19,875 40,047 52,851 51,118 1,03,969
Haldibari (M) 2,578 2,531 5,109 75 60 135 4,653 4,507 9,160 7,306 7,098 14,404
Tufanganj Sub-Division 1,13,359 1,06,855 2,20,214 2,239 2,191 4,430 1,19,723 1,11,952 2,31,675 2,35,321 2,20,998 4,56,319
Tufanganj-I Block 59,290 55,710 1,15,000 208 170 378 68,917 64,300 1,33,217 1,28,415 1,20,180 2,48,595
Tufanganj (M) 2,410 2,426 4,836 37 49 86 8,237 7,839 16,076 10,684 10,314 20,998
Tufanganj-II Block 51,659 48,719 1,00,378 1,994 1,972 3,966 42,569 39,813 82,382 96,222 90,504 1,86,726
Total for Rural Areas : 6,96,254 6,54,403 1,350,657 8,735 8,137 16,872 5,99,927 5,62,196 11,62,123 13,04,916 12,24,736 25,29,652
Total for Urban Areas : 32,252 31,427 63,679 653 600 1,253 1,13,721 1,10,781 2,24,502 1,46,626 1,42,808 2,89,434
District Total : 7,28,506 6,85,830 14,14,336 9,388 8,737 18,125 7,13,648 6,72,977 13,86,625 14,51,542 13,67,544 28,19,086



 
Population by I32 (Religion-wise) in the district of Cooch Behar
Religious
Comminities
1991 2001
Population
(in number)
% to Total Population
of district
Population
(in number)
% to Total Population
of district
Hindu 1659733 76.45 1871857 75.50
Muslim 506728 23.34 600911 24.24
Christian 1467 0.07 2162 0.09
Sikh 215 0.01 330 0.01
Buddhist 353 0.02 474 0.02
Jain 2093 0.10 2193 0.09
Others 556 0.03 489 0.02
Religion not stated * * 739 0.03
All Regions 2171145 100.00 2479155 100.00
* Included in "Others" Source : Census of India, 1991 & 2001

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Disabled Persons by Type & by Sex in Cooch Behar, 2011
Type of
Disability
Rural Urban District Total
Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total
In Seeing 5419 4740 10159 587 497 1084 6006 5237 11243
In Speech 1899 1607 3506 259 213 472 2158 1820 3978
In Hearing 4846 4668 9514 425 397 822 5271 5065 10336
In Movement 4870 2742 7612 520 282 802 5390 3024 8414
Mental Illness 1075 786 1861 164 112 276 1239 898 2137
Mental Retardation 1601 1128 2729 180 139 319 1781 1267 3048
Other Disability 6203 4704 10907 603 446 1049 6806 5150 11956
Multiple Disability 2952 2324 5276 249 194 443 3201 2518 5719
Total : 28865 22699 51564 2987 2280 5267 31852 24979 56831
All figures as per Census 2011
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"Municipality-level Population" "Ward-wise Population"
"Village-wise Rural Population" "Urban Population"
     
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   EDUCATION Statistics
Statistics on Primary Education in Cooch Behar [as on 31/12/2014 according to Office of the District Inspector of Schools (P.E.)]
Percentage of Literacy by sex in Rural & Urban areas in the district of Cooch Behar for 2011.
No. of Literates & Illiterates in the district of Cooch Behar (as per Census 2011).
Block and Municipality-wise No. of Institutions, Students & Teachers in Cooch Behar for 2011-12.
General Educational Institutions by Type in Cooch Behar (2007-08 to 2011-12).
Professional & Technical Educational Institutions by Type in Cooch Behar (2007-08 to 2011-12).
Special & Non-formal Educational Institutions by Type in Cooch Behar (2007-08 to 2011-12).
Students by Sex in different types of General Educational Institutions in Cooch Behar (2007-08 to 2011-12).
Students by Sex in different types of Professional & Technical Educational Institutions in Cooch Behar (2007-08 to 2011-12).
Students by Sex in different types of Special & Non-formal Educational Institutions in Cooch Behar (2007-08 to 2011-12).
Teachers in different types of General Educational Institutions in Cooch Behar (2007-08 to 2011-12).
Teachers in different types of Professional & Technical Educational Institutions in Cooch Behar (2007-08 to 2011-12).
Teachers in different types of Special & Non-formal Educational Institutions in Cooch Behar (2007-08 to 2011-12).
Public Libraries, Reading Rooms & Mass Literacy Centres in the district of Cooch Behar.
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   EMPLOYMENT, LABOUR Statistics
EMPLOYMENT Statistics :-
Employment in Registered Factories & State Government Offices for 5 years (2008 to 2012) in the district of Cooch Behar.
Number of Establishments in Rural & Urban areas in Cooch Behar (as per Census, 1998 & 2005)
Number of Persons usually working in Rural & Urban Establishments in Cooch Behar (as per Census, 1998 & 2005)
Percentage of Hired Workers & Females employed in Non-agricultural Establishments in Cooch Behar (as per Census, 1998 & 2005)
Applicants on the Live-Register of Employment Exchanges for 5 years (2008 to 2012) in Cooch Behar by main occupational group.
Registration & Placement effected by Employment Exchanges in 5 years (2008 to 2012) in the district of Cooch Behar.
Social Services :-
Assistance to Old-aged Persons, Widows & Handicapped in 5 years (2008 to 2012) in the district of Cooch Behar.

LABOUR Statistics :-
Distribution of Population over different Categories of Workers & Non-workers in the district of Cooch Behar (as per Census, 2011)
Percentage of Population Distribution over different Categories of Workers & Non-workers in Cooch Behar (as per Census, 2011)
Distribution of Population over different Categories of Workers & Non-workers by Sex in Cooch Behar (as per Census, 2011)

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   CULTURE related Statistics
Cinema Houses in the district of Cooch Behar
Year Number of
Cinema House
Sitting Capacity
(in numbers)
Total Tax Collected
(in )
2007-2008 12 7,753 15,57,447
2008-2009 11 7,340 17,03,641
2009-2010 8 5,940 19,37,349
2010-2011 8 5,940 19,57,382
2011-2012 8 5,940 19,80,852
Sources : 1) District Magistrate, Cooch Behar
2) Agri. Income Tax Office, Cooch Behar
Name of Sub-Division (S.D.)/
Development Blocks (B)/
Municipality (M)
for the Year: 2011-2012
Number of
Cinema House
Sitting Capacity
(in numbers)
Total Tax Collected
(in )
Cooch Behar-I (B) - - -
Cooch Behar-II (B) - - -
Cooch Behar (M) 2 1,887 9,29,726
Cooch Behar Sadar (S.D.) 2 1,887 9,29,726
Dinhata-I (B) - - -
Dinhata-II (B) - - -
Sitai (B) - - -
Dinhata (M) 2 1,747 5,52,462
Dinhata (S.D.) 2 1,747 5,52,462
Mathabhanga-I (B) - - -
Mathabhanga-II (B) - - -
Sitalkuchi (B) - - -
Mathabhanga (M) 2 1,006 2,27,530
Mathabhanga (S.D.) 2 1,006 2,27,530
Mekhliganj (B) - - -
Haldibari (B) - - -
Mekhliganj (M) - - -
Haldibari (M) - - -
Mekhliganj (S.D.) - - -
Tufanganj-I (B) - - -
Tufanganj-II (B) - - -
Tufanganj (M) 2 1,300 2,71,134
Tufanganj (S.D.) 2 1,300 2,71,134
District Total : 8 5,940 19,80,852

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Newspapers & Periodicals published in the district of Cooch Behar
Year as on
31st March
(figures in Number) 
Daily Weekly Fortnightly Monthly Others Total
2008 - 5 12 6 3 26
2009 - 5 12 6 3 26
2010 - 5 12 6 3 26
2011 - 5 12 6 3 26
2012 - 5 12 6 3 26
Sources : 1) District Information & Cultural Officer, Cooch Behar
Language Year : 2012 (figures in Number) 
Daily Weekly Fortnightly Monthly Others Total
Bengali - 5 11 6 3 25
English - - 1 - - 1
Hindi - - - - - -
Urdu - - - - - -
Others - - - - - -
Total : - 5 12 6 3 26
Sources : 1) District Information & Cultural Officer, Cooch Behar

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   PUBLIC HEALTH Statistics
Medical Facilities available in the district of Cooch Behar.
Family Welfare Centres in the district of Cooch Behar.
Achievement of Universal Immunization Programme in the district of Cooch Behar.
Patients treated in Hospitals, Health Centres and Sub-centres in the district of Cooch Behar.
Births and Deaths in different Hospitals and Health Centres in the district of Cooch Behar.

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   ECONOMIC MATTERS & SOURCES of INCOME
Financial Matters :~
Revenue collected from different sources  check-out
Net Collection from Small Savings  check-out
Co-operative, Banking & Insurance :~
Progress of Co-operative Movement in the district  check-out
Co-operative Societies in different Blocks of Cooch Behar district  check-out
Progress of Commercial Banking in the district  check-out
Commercial & Gramin Banks in different Blocks of Cooch Behar  check-out
Progress of L.I.C. in the district  check-out
Agriculture :~
Area of Vested Agricultural Land & No. of Beneficiaries  check-out
Area, Production & Yield Rates of Principal Crops  check-out
Yield Rates of some selected crops in comparison to West Bengal  check-out
Area, Production & Yield Rates of Major Crops in different Blocks of Cooch Behar district  check-out
Index No. of Agricultural Area, Production & Productivity  check-out
Area & Production of Fruits and Vegetables  check-out
Fertiliser consumed in the district  check-out
Area Irrigated by different sources in the district  check-out
Sources of Irrigation in the district  check-out
Sources of Irrigation & Area Irrigated in different Blocks of Cooch Behar district  check-out
Persons engaged in Agriculture in different Blocks of Cooch Behar district  check-out
Webpage on Agriculture in Cooch Behar  check-out
Agro-based Industry :~
Warehousing & Cold Storage Facilities available  check-out
Area & Production of Flowers in the district  check-out
Area, Production & Employment in the Tea Industry  check-out
Forest Produce :~
Classification of Forest-area, Production & Revenue  check-out
View Orchids found in North Bengal  check-out
Know about Dooars Forest Areas  check-out
Live-stock Production :~
Live-stock and Poultry in the district of Cooch Behar  check-out
Estimated Number of Live-stock & Poultry in different Blocks of Cooch Behar for 2011-12  check-out
Estimated Production of Milk and Egg in the district of Cooch Behar in comparison to West Bengal  check-out
Particulars of Fisheries in different Blocks for the year 2011-12  check-out
Veterinary Hospitals, Veterinary Personnel and Cases treated in the district of Cooch Behar  check-out
Industry :~
Industrial Development in the district of Cooch Behar  check-out
Industrial Scope in the district of Cooch Behar  check-out
Agro-based Industries in the district of Cooch Behar  check-out
Micro & Small Scale Enterprises with corresponding Employment in the district of Cooch Behar  check-out
Selected Characteristics of Factories by industry group in the district of Cooch Behar  check-out
Production in Sericulture industry in the district of Cooch Behar  check-out
Mouzas Electrified in the district of Cooch Behar  check-out
Consumption of Electricity by different sectors in the district of Cooch Behar  check-out
Market Prices :~
Wholesale Prices of Agricultural Commodities & Live-stock  check-out
Consumer Price Index Numbers for families of all Expenditure Groups combined  check-out
Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers  check-out
Regulated Market by Category  check-out
Progress of Statutory & Modified Ration Shops  check-out
Webpage on Markets & Huts (local periodical markets)  check-out
Regulated Market Committees (RMCs) of Cooch Behar  check-out
Agricultural Marketing Network (AGMARKNET)  check-out

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   JUDICIAL and POLICE
Offences reported, Cases tried, Persons convicted & acquitted for different classes of offence in the district of Cooch Behar  check-out
View webpage on Judicial System in Cooch Behar  check-out
Police Stations and Out-posts in the district of Cooch Behar  check-out
Strength of Police Force by category in the district of Cooch Behar  check-out
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   LOCAL BODIES
Population, Receipt & Expenditure of Municipalities in the district of Cooch Behar  check-out
Receipt & Expenditure of Cooch Behar Zilla Parishad  check-out


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   TRANSPORT and COMMUNICATION
Length of Roads maintained by P.W.D., Zilla Parishad & Panchayat in the district of Cooch Behar  check-out
Length of different classes of Roads maintained by P.W.D. in the district of Cooch Behar  check-out
Length of Roads maintained by Municipalities in the district of Cooch Behar  check-out
Length of Roads maintained by different Agencies in the Blocks  check-out
Transport Facilities in the Blocks of Cooch Behar district  check-out
Registered Motor Vehicles in the district of Cooch Behar  check-out
Accidents on Roads in the district of Cooch Behar  check-out


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   BLOCK Level Statistics
Some Basic Statistics about the Blocks of Cooch Behar district  check-out
Population by Religion in different Blocks of Cooch Behar district  check-out
Persons engaged in Agriculture in different Blocks of Cooch Behar district  check-out
Area, Production & Yield Rates of Major Crops in different Blocks of Cooch Behar district  check-out
Sources of Irrigation & Area Irrigated in different Blocks of Cooch Behar district  check-out
Particulars of Fisheries in different Blocks of Cooch Behar district  check-out
Estimated Number of Live-stock and Poultry in different Blocks of Cooch Behar district  check-out
Co-operative Societies in different Blocks of Cooch Behar district  check-out
Commercial & Gramin Banks in different Blocks of Cooch Behar  check-out
Length of Roads maintained by different Agencies in the Blocks  check-out
Transport Facilities in the Blocks of Cooch Behar district  check-out

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