Mal (community development block)

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Community development block
Mal is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 26°51′N 88°45′E / 26.85°N 88.75°E / 26.85; 88.75Coordinates: 26°51′N 88°45′E / 26.85°N 88.75°E / 26.85; 88.75
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Jalpaiguri
 • Total 545.99 km2 (210.81 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 264,711
 • Density 480/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Lok Sabha constituency Jalpaiguri
Vidhan Sabha constituency Mal

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


Malbazar is located at 26°51′N 88°45′E / 26.85°N 88.75°E / 26.85; 88.75.

Mal community development block has an area of 545.99  km2.[2]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Mal block/ panchayat samiti are: Bagrakote, Chapadanga, Chengmari, Damdim, Kranti, Kumlai, Lataguri, Moulani, Odlabari, Rajadanga, Rungamuttee and Tesimla.[3]


As per 2011 Census of India Mal CD Block had a total population of 299,556 of which 275,184 were rural and 24,172 were urban. There were 151,826 males and 147,730 females. Scheduled Castes numbered 80,400 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 103,356.[4]


As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Mal CD Block was 172,753, out of which 97,994 were males and 74,759 were females.[4]


NH 31 passes through the block.


  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Jalpaiguri district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-03-20.
  2. ^ a b "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal , Table 4". Census of India 2001, Jalpaiguri district (02). Census Commissioner of India. Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2011-03-20.
  3. ^ "BRGF Allotment Order No. 13 dated 17.12.2009" (PDF). Jalpaiguri district. Government of West Bengal - Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 August 2011. Retrieved 20 March 2011.
  4. ^ a b "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 15 August 2015.