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Census Town
Dafahat is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Dafahat is located in India
Dafahat (India)
Coordinates: 24°38′N 88°01′E / 24.63°N 88.02°E / 24.63; 88.02Coordinates: 24°38′N 88°01′E / 24.63°N 88.02°E / 24.63; 88.02
Country India
StateWest Bengal
 • Total15,688
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationWB
Lok Sabha constituencyJangipur
Vidhan Sabha constituencySuti

Dafahat is a census town in Suti II CD Block in Jangipur subdivision of Murshidabad district in the state of West Bengal, India.


Dafahat is located at 24°38′N 88°01′E / 24.63°N 88.02°E / 24.63; 88.02.[1]

CD Block HQ[edit]

The headquarters of Suti II CD Block are located at Dafahat.[2]


As per the 2011 Census of India, Dafahat had a total population of 15,688, of which 7,817 (50%) were males and 7,871 (50%) were females. Population below 6 years was 3,185. The total number of literates in Dafahat was 7,382 (59.04% of the population over 6 years). [3]

As of 2001 India census,[4] Dafahat had a population of 11,323. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Dafahat has an average literacy rate of 36%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 44% and, female literacy is 27%. In Dafahat, 22% of the population is under 6 years of age.


  1. ^ "Yahoo maps location of Dafahat". Yahoo maps. Retrieved 4 January 2009.
  2. ^ "District Census Handbook: Murshidabad, Series 20 Part XII A" (PDF). Map of Murshidabad with CD Block HQs and Police Stations (on the fourth page). Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal, 2011. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  3. ^ "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.