Tapan (community development block)

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Community development block
Tapan is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 25°17′19″N 88°34′35″E / 25.2886300°N 88.5764390°E / 25.2886300; 88.5764390Coordinates: 25°17′19″N 88°34′35″E / 25.2886300°N 88.5764390°E / 25.2886300; 88.5764390
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Dakshin Dinajpur
 • Total 441.10 km2 (170.31 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 250,540
 • Density 570/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Balurghat
Vidhan Sabha constituency Tapan, Gangarampur

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 25°17′19″N 88°34′35″E / 25.2886300°N 88.5764390°E / 25.2886300; 88.5764390.

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 2011 Census of India Tapan CD Block had a total population of 250,540 all of which were rural. There were 128,500 males and 122,004 females. Scheduled Castes numbered 80,963 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 55,965.[5]


As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Tapan CD Block was 152,482 out of which 84,656 were males and 67,826 were females.[5]


  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Dakshin Dinajpur district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-03-11. 
  2. ^ a b "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal , Table 4". Census of India 2001, Dakshin Dinajpur district (05). Census Commissioner of India. Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2011-03-11. 
  3. ^ "Dakshin Dinajpur". Rivers. District administration. Retrieved 2011-03-11. 
  4. ^ "BRGF Allotment Order No. 4" (PDF). Government of West Bengal - Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Retrieved 2011-03-11. 
  5. ^ a b "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 12 September 2015. 
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