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Cooch Behar I (community development block)

Cooch Behar I
কোচবিহার I সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Cooch Behar I is located in West Bengal
Cooch Behar I
Cooch Behar I
Location in West Bengal, India
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Cooch Behar
 • Total 362.42 km2 (139.93 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 284,564
 • Density 790/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Cooch Behar
Vidhan Sabha constituency Cooch Behar Dakshin, Natabari
Website .in.govcoochbehar

Cooch Behar I (community development block) is an administrative division in Cooch Behar Sadar subdivision of Cooch Behar district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Koch Bihar police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Ghugumari. There are two census towns in this block: Kharimala Khagrabari and Guriahati.[1][2]


Guriahati, one of the constituent panchayats of the block, is located at .

Cooch Behar I community development block has an area of 362.42  km2.[2]

Gram panchayats

Gram panchayats of Cooch Behar I block/ panchayat samiti are: Chandamari, Chikirhat, Dawaguri, Dewanhat, Falimari, Ghugumari, Guriahati I, Guriahati II, Haribhanga, Jiranpur, Moamari, Panishala, Patchhara, Putimari Fuleswari and Suktabari.[3]


As per 2001 census, Cooch Behar I block had a total population of 284,564, out of which 146,298 were males and 138,266 were females. Cooch Behar I block registered a population growth of 14.79 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for the district was 14.15 per cent.[2] Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[4]


Cooch Behar I block had a literacy rate of 67.98 per cent - males 77.41 per cent and females 57.99 per cent.[3]


  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Cooch Behar district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-03-20. 
  2. ^ a b c "Census of India 2001, Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal, Table - 4". Cooch Behar District (03). Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2012-04-12. 
  3. ^ a b "Relation between Blocks & Gram Panchayats (GPs)". Cooch Behar District Administration. Retrieved 2011-03-20. 
  4. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2012-04-12. 
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