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Coochbehar District: Short Statistics

Posted Date: 06-May-2010  Last Updated:   Category: Bengal Information    
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Coochbehar , which was previously named Kamtapur in Ancient age had been a princely region. After it is included to West Bengal it gained lots of social and political importance of the state.


Headquarter: Coochbehar

Total Area: 3,387 square kilometer

Population: 25 lac

Male Population: 13 lac

Female Population: around 12 lac

Density of Population: 732 per square kilometer

Percentage of total population of the state live in Darjeeling: 3.09%

Population of Scheduled Caste: 14,23,000

Percentage of Scheduled Caste population: 52%

Percentage of Scheduled Tribe population: 0.61%

Literacy Population according to 2001 census: 14,09,350

Literacy Population according to 2001 census(Male): 8,28,163

Literacy Population according to 2001 census(Female): 5,81,187

Percentage of Literacy Population: 67.21%

Percentage of Literacy Population(Male): 76.83%

Percentage of Literacy Population(Female): 57.04%

No. of Health Institute: 362

Amount of Agricultural Land: 3,38,315 hectare

Amount of Not suitable Agricultural Land: 65,322 hectare

Amount of total Irrigational Land(through government's canal): 4001 hectare

Total number of Gram Panchayet: 128

Total number of Panchayet Samiti: 12

Total number of Zilla Parishad: 1

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