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Alipurduar (The Queen of the Dooars)
Alipurduar (The Queen of the Dooars)
Alipurduar is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Alipurduar is located in India
Alipurduar (India)
Coordinates: 26°29′20″N 89°31′37″E / 26.489°N 89.527°E / 26.489; 89.527Coordinates: 26°29′20″N 89°31′37″E / 26.489°N 89.527°E / 26.489; 89.527
State West Bengal
DistrictAlipurduar district
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyAlipurduar Municipality
 • ChairpersonPrasenjit Kar (All India Trinamool Congress)[1]
 • Total8.98 km2 (3.47 sq mi)
93 m (305 ft)
 • Total127,342
 • Density14,000/km2 (37,000/sq mi)
 • OfficialBengali
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
736121, 736122 & 736123
Telephone code03564
ISO 3166 codeIN-WB
Vehicle registrationWB-70/WB-69
Lok Sabha constituencyAlipurduars (ST) (John Barla as MP)
Vidhan Sabha constituencyAlipurduars (Suman Kanjilal as MLA)

Alipurduar is a city and a municipality in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is the headquarters of the Alipurduar district. Situated on the east bank of Kaljani River on the foothills of the Himalayas, the city is a gateway to Bhutan and northeastern states of India. Alipurduar was a sub-divisional town of Jalpaiguri district until 2007 when it was created a separate district.



Alipurduar is located at 26°29′20″N 89°31′37″E / 26.489°N 89.527°E / 26.489; 89.527.

Area overview[edit]

Alipurduar district is covered by two maps. It is an extensive area in the eastern end of the Dooars in West Bengal. It is undulating country, largely forested, with numerous rivers flowing down from the outer ranges of the Himalayas in Bhutan. It is a predominantly rural area with 79.38% of the population living in the rural areas. The district has 1 municipal town and 20 census towns and that means that 20.62% of the population lives in the urban areas. The scheduled castes and scheduled tribes, taken together, form more than half the population in all the six community development blocks in the district. There is a high concentration of tribal people (scheduled tribes) in the three northern blocks of the district.[4][5][6]


In the 2011 census, Alipurduar Urban Agglomeration had a population of 127,342, out of which 64,898 were males and 62,444 were females. The 0–6 years population was 10,545. Effective literacy rate for the 7+ population was 89.16 per cent.[3]

As of 2001 census,[7] Alipurduar had a population of 73,047. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Alipurduar has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 54% of the males and 46% of females literate. 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Alipurduar Municipality
Founded1957; 65 years ago
Prasenjit Kar[1], All India Trinamool Congress
since 2022
Vice Chairperson
Mampi Adhikary[1], All India Trinamool Congress
since 2022
Alipurduar Municipality Election Result 2022.jpg
Political groups
  • Government (16)
  AITC: 16
  • Opposition (2)
  INC: 1
  IND: 3
Last election
Next election
Ward councillors as of March 22, 2022
Ward no. Councillor Party
1 Prasenjit Kar Trinamool Congress
2 Srila Dutta Independent
3 Mousumi Bagchi Biswas Trinamool Congress
4 Sucheta Dhar Trinamool Congress
5 Debkanta Barua Trinamool Congress
6 Gargi Talukder Independent
7 Partha Pratim Ghosh Trinamool Congress
8 Mitali Majumder Trinamool Congress
9 Dipak Sarkar Trinamool Congress
10 Jhuma Mitra Independent
11 Partha Sarkar Trinamool Congress
12 Dipta Chatterjee Trinamool Congress
13 Ananda Jaiswal Trinamool Congress
14 Madhabi Sarkar Trinamool Congress
15 Partha Pratim Mandal Trinamool Congress
16 Dibakar Paul Trinamool Congress
17 Mampi Adhikary Trinamool Congress
18 Arupa Roy Trinamool Congress
19 Madan Ghosh Trinamool Congress
20 Shantanu Debnath Indian National Congress



  • St. Joseph's High School
  • Little Flowers English School
  • Railway Higher Secondary School
  • Stepping Stone Model School
  • Techno India Group Public School
  • M. C. William Higher Secondary School
  • Alipurduar High School
  • Alipurduar Girls' High School
  • Alipurduar Newtown Girls' High School
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya
  • St. Xavier's School
  • Jitpur Higher Secondary School
  • Shyamaprsad Vidyamandir Boys & Girls
  • Alipurduar Gobinda High School
  • Rabikanta High School



  • Industrial Training Institute

Places and tea estates in the western portion of Alipurdar subdivision (including Madarihat-Birpara, Falakata and Alipuduar I CD blocks) in Alipurduar district
CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre, N: neighbourhood, NP: national park/ wildlife sanctuary, TE: tea estate
Abbreviations used in names – TG for Tea Garden (town/village), TE for Tea Estate
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

Places and tea estates in the eastern portion of Alipurdar subdivision (including Kalchini, Kumargram and Alipuduar II CD blocks) in Alipurduar district
CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre, N: neighbourhood, A: Air Force Station, NP: national park/ wildlife sanctuary, TE: tea estate, H: historical site
Abbreviations used in names – TG for Tea Garden (town/village), TE for Tea Estate
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

Note: The map presents some of the notable locations in the subdivision. All places marked in the map are linked in the larger full screen map.

See also[edit]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Alipurduar News- আলিপুরদুয়ার পৌরসভার চেয়ারম্যান পদে শপথ নিলেন প্রসেনজিত্‍ কর". Dpendra Nath Lahiri. 22 March 2022. Retrieved 22 March 2022.
  2. "Alipurduar City". 22 November 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 21 October 2011.
  4. "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Jalpaiguri". Tables 2.2, 2.4b. Department of Planning and Statistics, Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original on 21 January 2019. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  5. "CD block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data". 2011 census: West Bengal – District-wise CD blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  6. "District Census Handbook, Jalpaiguri, Series 20, Part XIIA" (PDF). Census of India 2011, page 13 Physiography. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 18 June 2020.
  7. "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.

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