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Tapan (community development block)

তপন সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Tapan is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Dakshin Dinajpur
 • Total 441.10 km2 (170.31 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 226,027
 • Density 510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Balurghat
Vidhan Sabha constituency Tapan, Gangarampur
Website .in.nicddinajpur

Tapan (community development block) is an administrative division in Balurghat subdivision of Dakshin Dinajpur district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Tapan police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Tapan.[1][2]


Tapan is located at .

Tapan community development block has an area of 441.10  km2.[2]

The Punarbhaba River flows through the Tapan block.[3]

Gram panchayats

Gram panchayats of Tapan block/ panchayat samiti are: Ajmatpur, Autina, Dipkhanda, Gofanagar, Gurail, Harsura, Hazratpur, Malancha, Ramchandrapur, Ramparachechra and Tapanchandipur.[4]


As per 2001 census, Tapan block has a total population of 226,027, out of which 115,840 were males and 110,187 were females. Tapan block registered a population growth of 20.90 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for the district was 22.11 per cent.[2] Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[5]


  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Dakshin Dinajpur district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-03-11. 
  2. ^ a b c "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal , Table 4". Census of India 2001, Dakshin Dinajpur district (05). Census Commissioner of India. Retrieved 2011-03-11. 
  3. ^ "Dakshin Dinajpur". Rivers. District administration. Retrieved 2011-03-11. 
  4. ^ "BRGF Allotment Order No. 4". Government of West Bengal - Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Retrieved 2011-03-11. 
  5. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-03-11. 
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