|• Total||1,202.88 km2 (464.43 sq mi)|
|• Density||820/km2 (2,100/sq mi)|
|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|ISO 3166 code||ISO 3166-2:IN|
Dakshin Dinajpur district is divided into two administrative subdivisions: 
|Dakshin Dinajpur district||Balurghat||2,219.00*||1,676,276||14.10||85.90|
Balurghat subdivision has 4 police stations, 4 community development blocks, 4 panchayat samitis, 35 gram panchayats, 888 mouzas, 852 inhabited villages, 1 municipality, 3 census towns and 1 outgrowth. The only municipality is at Balurghat. The census towns are: Par Patiram, Dakra and Chak Bhrigu. The outgrowth is Baidyanathpara. The subdivision has its headquarters at Balurghat.
|Police station||Area covered
|Border (km)||Population||Municipal town/ city||CD Block|
|Balurghat Women||-||-||-||-||Balurghat subdivision|
|SC %||ST %||Hindus %||Muslims %||Literacy
- Hili block consists of 5 gram panchayats, viz. Binshira, Hili, Panjul, Dhalpara and Jamalpur.
- Balurghat block consists of 11 gram panchayats, viz. Amritakhand, Chakvrigu, Gopalbati, Patiram, Bolla, Chingishpur, Jalghar, Vatpara, Boaldar, Danga and Najirpur.
- Kumarganj block consists of 8 gram panchayats, viz. Batun, Deor, Mohana, Safanagar, Bhour, Jakirpur, Ramkrisnapur and Samjia.
- Tapan block consists of 11 gram panchayats, viz. Ajmatpur, Gophanagar, Hazratpur, Rampara Chenchra, Autina, Gurail, Malancha, Tapanchandipur, Dwipkhanda, Harsura and Ramchandrapur.
Dakshin Dinajpur district had a literacy rate of 72.82% (for population of 7 years and above) as per the census of India 2011. Balurghat subdivision had a literacy rate of 75.78%, Gangarampur subdivision 69.24%.
Given in the table below (data in numbers) is a comprehensive picture of the education scenario in Dakshin district for the year 2013-14:
|Dakshin Dinajpur district||1,176||97,903||98||9,560||85||157,644||106||137,655||7||14,030||5||485||3,761||107,106|
Note: Primary schools include junior basic schools; middle schools, high schools and higher secondary schools include madrasahs; technical schools include junior technical schools, junior government polytechnics, industrial technical institutes, industrial training centres, nursing training institutes etc.; technical and professional colleges include engineering colleges, medical colleges, para-medical institutes, management colleges, teachers training and nursing training colleges, law colleges, art colleges, music colleges etc. Special and non-formal education centres include sishu siksha kendras, madhyamik siksha kendras, centres of Rabindra mukta vidyalaya, recognised Sanskrit tols, institutions for the blind and other handicapped persons, Anganwadi centres, reformatory schools etc.
The following institutions are in Balurghat subdivision:
The table below (all data in numbers) presents an overview of the medical facilities available and patients treated in the hospitals, health centres and sub-centres in 2014 in Dakshin Dinajpur district.
|Subdivision||Health & Family Welfare Deptt, WB||Other
|Dakshin Dinajpur district||2||7||1||18||1||1||-||9||39||1,287||112||113,389||2,131,409|
.* Excluding nursing homes
Medical facilities available in Balurghat subdivision are as follows:
Hospitals: (Name, location, beds)
Balurghat General Hospital (District Hospital), Balurghat, 320 beds
Balurghat Police Hospital, Balurghat, 50 beds
Balurghat Poura Hospital and Matri Sadan, Balurghat, 32 beds
Rural Hospitals: (Name, block, location, beds)
Hili Rural Hospital, Hili CD Block, Hili, 25 beds
Kumarganj Rural Hospital, Kumarganj CD Block, Kumarganj, 30 beds
Tapan Rural Hospital, Tapan CD Block, Tapan, 30 beds
Khaspur Rural Hospital, Balurghat CD Block, Khaspur, 30 beds
Primary Health Centres: (CD Block-wise)(CD Block, PHC location, beds)
Kumarganj CD Block: Penitora (Samjia PHC) (10), Bathur (10), Deor (10)
Tapan CD Block: Monahali (10), Chenchra (Rampara (Chenchra) PHC) (10), Balapur (Malancha PHC) (10)
Balurghat CD Block: Bara Kasipur (Bharandah (Bolader) PHC) (10), Bolla (10), Nazirpur (10), Chak Bhrigu (Dakra PHC) (10), Kamarpara (10)
Hili CD Block: Tear (Binsira PHC) (10), Trimohini (10)
|Lok Sabha constituency||Reservation||Vidhan Sabha constituency||Reservation||CD Block and/or Gram panchayats and/or municipal areas|
|Balurghat||None||Kumarganj||None||Kumarganj CD Block and Ashokegram, Basuria, Chaloon and Uday GPs of Gangarampur CD Block|
|Balurghat||None||Balurghat municipality, Amritakhand, Vatpara and Chingishpur GPs of Balurghat CD Block and Hilli CD Block|
|Tapan||ST||Dwipkhanda, Gophanagar, Harsura, Malancha and Tapan Chandipur GPs of Tapan CD Block, and Boaldar, Chak Vrigu, Jalghar, Bolla, Danga, Gopalbati, Najirpur and Patiram GPs of Balurghat CD Block|
|Gangarampur||SC||Gangarampur municipality, Belbari I, Damdama, Gangarampur and Nandanpur GPs of Gangrampur CD Block, and Ajmatpur, Autina, Gurail, Hazratpur, Ramchandrapur and Rampara Chenchra GPs of Tapan CD Block|
|Other assembly segments outside the subdivision|
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