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Tufanganj is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Tufanganj is located in India
Tufanganj (India)
Tufanganj is located in Asia
Tufanganj (Asia)
Coordinates: 26°19′N 89°40′E / 26.32°N 89.67°E / 26.32; 89.67Coordinates: 26°19′N 89°40′E / 26.32°N 89.67°E / 26.32; 89.67
Country India
State West Bengal
District Cooch Behar
 • Type Municipality
 • Body Tufanganj Municipality
70 m (230 ft)
 • Total 19,293
 • Official Bengali[1][2]
 • Additional official English[1]
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Lok Sabha constituency Alipurduars (SC)
Vidhan Sabha constituency Tufanganj
Website tufanganj.50webs.com

Tufanganj is a city and a municipality of Cooch Behar district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is the headquarters of the Tufanganj subdivision.


The river Raidak flows beside the town to the east.


As of 2011's Indian census,[3] Tufanganj had a population of 19,293. Males constitute 50.9% of the population whereas females make up 49.1%.

Tufanganj has an average literacy rate of 91.5%, higher than the national average of 74.04%;[4] male literacy is 86%, and female literacy is 77%.

In Tufanganj, 9% of the population is under 6.


Citizens are mainly dependent on bus services. Both public services and those from the North Bengal State Transport Corporation are available. E-Rickshaw is also available for local transportation within the town. Tufanganj Railway station is situated in the southern part of town.


Secondary and Higher secondary schools are mainly run by state or central Governments. Education is primarily taught in Bengali and English. Schools include N.N.M. High School, Ila Devi Girls' High School, Netaji High School, Harirdham High School and Tufanganj Vibekananda Vidyalaya.

One Bachelor college Tufanganj Mahavidyalaya is situated there. Tufanganj Polytechnic College operates near Chamta. One ITI College is also located near Tufanganj Mahavidyalaya.

Tufanganj Jawaharlal Nehru Navodaya Vidyalaya is a Central School located there.


Outdoor competitions are organized by the Tufanganj Municipality. The town has one outdoor stadium that is maintained by Sub-divisional Sports Association and one national level swimming pool.


Tufanganj is rich in Bengali culture. It is one of the centers for Bhawaiya song and dance. In Tufanganj Durga Puja is celebrated most popularly. Tufanganj Deviabari Durga Puja is the oldest Durga Puja in Tufanganj. Tufanganj is also famous for Dol Mela of during Holi.



  1. ^ a b "Fact and Figures". www.wb.gov.in. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  2. ^ "52nd REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR LINGUISTIC MINORITIES IN INDIA" (PDF). nclm.nic.in. Ministry of Minority Affairs. p. 85. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. p. line 4851. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  4. ^ "Tufanganj (Koch Bihar, West Bengal, India) - Population Statistics, Charts, Map, Location, Weather and Web Information". www.citypopulation.de. Retrieved 26 September 2017.

External links

  • Tufanganj Mahavidyalaya
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