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Samsi is surrounded by Ratua-II Block on the south, Amdabad Block towards the west, Manikchak Block towards South and Chanchal-II Block towards north. Sahibganj, Manihari, Raiganj and Katihar are the nearby cities. It is in the border of Maldah District and Katihar District and is near to the Bihar state border.
As per the 2011 Census of India, Samsi had a total population of 48989, of which 25,200(51%) were males and 23789
(49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 276. The total number of literates in Siwwas as 2,056 (85.31% of the population over 6 years).
Samsi College, established at Kandaran in 1968, is located near Samsi. It is affiliated with the University of Gour Banga. It offers honours courses in Arabic, Bengali, English, Sanskrit, history, geography, philosophy, political science, economics and sociology, and general courses in arts and commerce. It has a boys hostel and a girls hostel is under construction.
Ratua Rural Hospital at Ratua (with 30 beds) is the main medical facility in Ratua I CD Block. There are primary health centres at Debipur (with 10 beds), Mahanandatola (with 10 beds) and Samsi (with 10 beds).
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