Koch Bihar District Map

District Map of Koch Bihar

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District Map of Koch Bihar Jalpaiguri Alipurduar ASSAM (ASOM) BANGLADESH
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Kochbihar - West Bengal

Kochbihar is regarded as one of the oldest town in the state that is situated in the northeastern part of West Bengal. The district is famous as an agricultural center and has great historical significance as well.
It is now a well known tourist destination. It is home for the well known tiger of West Bengal and other animals like Bisons, Rhinocerous etc due to thick forest in the area. During the British rule, the district was a princely state, which was ruled by the Koch dynasty. It is the third least populous district of the state.

Locations of Kochbihar

Kochbihar comes under the Jalpaiguri division and is located in the north eastern part of West Bengal The surrounded districts are Jalpaiguri to the north, Assam state to the east, Bangladesh to the west and the south. It is a significant part of the Himalayan Terai of the state. The total covered is 3,387 square kilometers. The district lies between 25 degree 57'47 "to 26 degree 36'2" north latitude and between 89 degree 54'35" to 88 degree 47'44 "east longitude.

Town and villages

The headquarters is situated in Koch Bihar town and has several important towns and villages in the district. Various places like the Matabhanga, Haldibari, Tufanganj, Sitalkuchi, Sitai, and Dinhata and major towns in the district. Smaller villages like the Uchalpukhari, Natabari Hat, Rampur, Jamaldaha Hat, Baneswar, Balarampur, Bhitagurim Hemkumari, and Khagrabari have good road ways that help to connect to major towns and other districts. There are six rivers that flow across the district namely the Testa, Kaljani, Ghargharia, Torsha, Raidak, Jaldhaka, and Gadadhar. River Torsha flows on the western side of the town.

Transport in Koch Bihar

The district boosts of a good rail and road network. The new Koch bihar is located around five kilometers from the main town. It is connected to most of the metro cities in the country. The rail route connects north east India with the country. Many express and superfast trains have a stop here. The second railway station namely Cooch Behar is located inside the town, but only a few local trains run on this route. The district also has National Highway No 31 that connects the district within the district as well as outside.

District profile

According to the 2011 census, the population of the district was 2,822,780 and ranked 136th in the country. The literacy rate recorded in 2011 is 75.49 percent. The sex ratio here was 942 females for every 1000 males.

Facts of Koch Bihar District
StateWest Bengal
DistrictKoch Bihar
District HQCooch Behar
Population (2011)2819086
Sex Ratio942
Area (km2)3387
Density (/km2) 833
Tehsils Cooch Behar I, Cooch Behar II, Dinhata I, Dinhata II, Haldibari, Mathabhanga I, Mathabhanga II, Mekliganj, Sitai, Sitalkuchi, Tufanganj I, Tufanganj II
Lok Sabha Constituencies Coochbehar (Sc), Alipurduars (St), Jalpaiguri (Sc)
Assembly Constituencies Mekliganj, Mathabhanga, Cooch Behar Uttar, Cooch Behar Dakshin, Sitalkuchi, Sitai, Dinhata, Natabari, Tufanganj
Languages Bengali including Assamese, Rajbangsi, Hindi
Rivers Teesta, Jaldhaka, Torsha, Kaljani, Raidak, Gadadhar , Ghargharia
Lat-Long 26.32296,89.317245
Travel Destinations Rajbari, Madan Mohan Bari, Heritage Buildings, Sagar Dighi, Baradebi Bari, Madhupur Dham Temple, Baneswar Temple, Kamteswari Temple, Siddhanath Siva Temple, Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary, Garumara National Park, Chapramari Forest, Buxa Tiger Reserve etc.
Government Colleges/Universities Uttar Banga Krishi Viswa Vidyalaya, Acharjya Brajendra Nath Seal (A.B.N.Seal) College, Baneswar Sarathibala College, Baxirhat College, University B.T. & Evening College, Cooch Behar College, Dewanhat Mahavidyalaya, Dinhata College, Ghoskadanga Birendra Mahavidyalaya, Madhusudan Hore Mahavidyalaya, Mathabhanga College, Mjn Sanskrit College, Mekhliganj College, Netaji Subhas Mahavidyalaya, Sitalkuchi College, Thakur Panchanan Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Tufanganj Mahavidyalaya etc.

Last Updated on : 24 March 2020