Chapra, Nadia (community development block)

—  community development block  —
Location of Chapra
in West Bengal and India
Coordinates 23°32′14″N 88°33′10″E / 23.53713°N 88.552742°E / 23.53713; 88.552742Coordinates: 23°32′14″N 88°33′10″E / 23.53713°N 88.552742°E / 23.53713; 88.552742
Country India
State West Bengal
District(s) Nadia
Parliamentary constituency Krishnanagar
Assembly constituency Chapra


272,284 (2001)

1,519 /km2 (3,934 /sq mi)

Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)
Area 179.20 square kilometres (69.19 sq mi)

Chapra (community development block) (Bengali: চাপড়া সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক) is an administrative division in Krishnanagar Sadar subdivision of Nadia district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Chapra police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Bangaljhi.[1][2]



Chapra is located at 23°32′14″N 88°33′10″E / 23.53713°N 88.552742°E / 23.53713; 88.552742.

Chapra community development block has an area of 179.20  km2.[2]

Nadia district is mostly alluvial plains lying to the east of Hooghly River, locally known as Bhagirathi. The alluvial plains are cut across by such distributaries as Jalangi, Churni and Ichhamati. With these rivers getting silted up, floods are a recurring feature.[3]

Gram panchayats

Gram panchayats of Chapra block/ panchayat samiti are: Alfa, Bagberia, Brittihuda, Chapra I, Chapra II, Hatisala I, Hatisala II, Hatkhola, Hridaypur, Kalinga, Mahatpur, Maheshpur and Pipragachhi.[4]


As per 2001 census, Chapra block had a total population of 272,284, out of which 140,400 were males and 131,884 were females. Chapra block registered a population growth of 18.79 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for the district was 19.51 per cent.[2]Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[5]


  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Nadia district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  2. ^ a b c "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal , Table 4". Census of India 2001, Nadia district (10). Census Commissioner of India. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  3. ^ Gangopadhyay, Basudev, Paschimbanga Parichay, 2001, (Bengali), p. 70, Sishu Sahitya Sansad
  4. ^ "Nadia district". NREGA activities - Block Performance MIS vs MPR. Nadia district administration. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  5. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-03-20. 

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