Islampur, Uttar Dinajpur

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Islampur
City
Islampur is located in West Bengal
Islampur
Islampur
Location in West Bengal, Indian
Islampur is located in India
Islampur
Islampur
Islampur (India)
Coordinates: 26°16′N 88°12′E / 26.27°N 88.20°E / 26.27; 88.20Coordinates: 26°16′N 88°12′E / 26.27°N 88.20°E / 26.27; 88.20
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictUttar Dinajpur
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyIslampur Municipality
Elevation
53 m (174 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total54,340
Languages
 • OfficialBengali, English, Urdu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
733202
Telephone code03526
Vehicle registrationWB-91/WB-92
Lok Sabha constituencyRaiganj
Vidhan Sabha constituencyIslampur
Websiteuttardinajpur.nic.in www.islampurmunicipality.org

Islampur is a city and a municipality in Uttar Dinajpur district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is the headquarters of the Islampur subdivision. [1]

History[edit]

A portion of the erstwhile Kishanganj subdivision comprising Goalpokhar, Islampur and Chopra thanas (police stations) and parts of Thakurganj thana, along with the adjacent parts of the erstwhile Gopalpur thana in Katihar subdivision were transferred from Purnea district in Bihar to West Bengal in 1956, and were formally incorporated into Raiganj subdivision in West Dinajpur district. On 21 March 1959, Islampur subdivision was inaugurated by Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, Chief Minister of West Bengal, at the newly constructed administrative building of the S.D.O., Islampur.[2][3]

Geography[edit]

Cities and towns in the Uttar Dinajpur district
M: municipal city/ town, CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre, T: tourist centre
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

Police station[edit]

Islampur police station under West Bengal police has jurisdiction over Islampur municipal area and Islampur CD block. It is 110 km from the district headquarters and covers an area of 331.20 km2. Islampur Town Out Post and Ramganj Out Post are functioning under this PS.[4] [5]

CD block HQ[edit]

The headquarters of Islampur CD block is at Islampur town.[6][7]

In the map alongside, all places marked on the map are linked in the full screen version.

Official language[edit]

As per the West Bengal Official Language (Amendment) Act, 2012, which came into force from December 2012, Urdu was given the status of official language in areas, such as subdivisions and blocks, having more than 10% Urdu speaking population.[8]In Uttar Dinajpur district, Goalpokhar I and II blocks, Islampur block and Islampur municipality were identified as fulfilling the norms set[9]In 2014, Calcutta High Court, in an order, included Dalkhola municipality in the list.[10]

Demographics[edit]

As per the 2011 Census of India, Islampur had a total population of 54,340, of which 28,227 (52%) were males and 26,113 (48%) were females. Population below 6 years was 6,852. The total number of literates in Islampur was 38,540 (80.70% of the population over 6 years).[11]

As of 2001 India census,[12] Islampur had a population of 52,766. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Islampur has an average literacy rate of 63% (less than the national average of 59.5%): male literacy is 68%, and female literacy is 57%. In Islampur, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Transport[edit]

Aluabari Road Junction railway station on the Howrah–New Jalpaiguri line and Barauni-Guwahati line serves Islampur.[13]

National Highway 27 passes through Islampur town.[14]

Education[edit]

Islampur College was established in 1973. Affiliated to the University of North Bengal, it offers honours courses in Bengali, English, Urdu, political science, history, philosophy, geography, mathematics and accountancy, and general courses in arts, science and commerce. It has separate hostel facilities for boys and girls.[15][16]

Islampur High School is a boys only Bengali-medium higher secondary school. Established in 1958, it has facilities for teaching from class VI to XII. Housed in a government building, it has 25 computers, a library and a playground.[17]

Islampur Girls High School is a girls only Bengali-medium higher secondary school. Established in 1964, it has facilities for teaching from class VI to XII. Housed in a government building, it has 22 computers, a library and a playground.[18]

Healthcare[edit]

Islampur subdivisional hospital (with 136 beds) is a major medical facility at Islampur.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Uttar Dinajpur Rail Network Map". Maps of India. Retrieved 2 February 2008.
  2. ^ "District Human Development Report". Uttar Dinajpur. Pages 2-5: Administrative History of Uttar Dinajpur. Department of Planning, Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Islampur Municipality". History. IM. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  4. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2013 Uttar Dinajpur". Table 2.1 , 2.2, 2.4b. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Uttar Dinajpur District Police". Islampur Police Station. District Police. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  6. ^ "District Census Handbook Uttar Dinajpur, Series 20, Part XII A" (PDF). Map of Uttar Dinajpur district on the fifth page. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  7. ^ "BDO Offices under Uttar Dinajpur District". Department of Mass Education Extension & Library Services, Government of West Bengal. West Bengal Public Library Network. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Minority Affairs and Madrasah Education". Chief Minister’s Office, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Bengal gives second language status to Urdu". Zee News, 4 February 2012. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  10. ^ "Santosh Chowdhury and Ors Vs State of West Bengal and ors". Indian Kanoon. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  11. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  12. ^ "Census of India 2011: Data from the 2011 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  13. ^ "55711/ Malda Town-New Jalpaiguri Passenger". Time Table. indiarailinfo. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  14. ^ Google maps
  15. ^ "Islampur College". College Dekho. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  16. ^ "Islampur College". College Admission. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  17. ^ "Islampur High School". ICBSE. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  18. ^ "Islampur Girls High School". ICBSE. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  19. ^ "Health & Family Welfare Department". Health Statistics. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 12 January 2019.