|• Additional official||English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Vehicle registration||WB 83/WB 84|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Maldaha Uttar|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Chanchal|
It was the home of Raja Saratchandra Rai Bahadur, who built the Chanchal palace. The King was married to Queen Dakshyani. One part of the palace was transformed into a government college in 1969.The other part of the Palace is now Chanchal Subdivisional Court.
There is an announcement that Chanchal and Gazole would be amongst the 22 new municipalities to be formed in West Bengal.The matter has also been reported in the press, but till November 2018, there has been no formal announcement or notification.
Chanchal has three distinct seasons: summer, winter and monsoon. In summer the temperature sometimes reaches 45 degree Celsius. Winters are generally chilled and cool and sometimes temperature goes below 3 degree Celsius. During the monsoons (between June and September), the town is lashed by moderate to heavy rains.
CD Block HQ
As of 2011 Indian Census, Chanchal had a total population of 5,570, of which 2,827 were males and 2,743 were females. Population within the age group of 0 to 6 years was 634. The total number of literates in Chanchal was 3,852, which constituted 69.2% of the population with male literacy of 72.4% and female literacy of 65.8%. The effective literacy rate of 7+ population of Chanchal was 78.0%, of which male literacy rate was 82.0% and female literacy rate was 74.0%. The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes population was 919 and 4 respectively. Chanchal had 1311 households in 2011.
Chanchal is connected by bus services like NBSTC and private buses to cities like Balurghat, Berhampore, Siliguri, Kolkata, Asansol, Raiganj, Malda, Dinhata, Suri, Ranaghat through National Highway 31 (India).
Chanchal Super Speciality Hospital at Chanchal Roy Para, Chanchal (with blood bank and other digital facilities) is a major medical facility. There are primary health centres in Chanchal I CD Block at Kharba (with 10 beds) and Singia (Nadishik PHC) (with 10 beds).
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