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Kurseong subdivision is a subdivision of the Darjeeling district in the state of West Bengal, India. It consists of the Kurseong municipality and one community development block: Kurseong. The subdivision has its headquarters at Kurseong.

Kurseong subdivision
Kurseong subdivision is located in West Bengal
Kurseong subdivision
Kurseong subdivision
Location in West Bengal, India
Kurseong subdivision is located in India
Kurseong subdivision
Kurseong subdivision
Kurseong subdivision (India)
Coordinates: 26°53′N 88°17′E / 26.88°N 88.28°E / 26.88; 88.28Coordinates: 26°53′N 88°17′E / 26.88°N 88.28°E / 26.88; 88.28
Country India
StateWest Bengal
 • OfficialBengali, Nepali[1]
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)


Apart from Kurseong municipality that consists of 20 wards, the subdivision contains rural areas of 14 gram panchayats under one community development block: Kurseong.[2]


Kurseong blockEdit

Kurseong block consists of rural areas only with 14 gram panchayats, viz. Gayabari–I, Shivakhola, St. Marry's–III, Seetong–III, Gayabari–II, St. Marry's–I, Seetong–I, Sukna, Gayabari–III, St. Marry's–II, Seetong–II, Pandu, Chimney–Deorali and Mahanadi.[3] This block has one police station at Kurseong.[3] Headquarters of this block is in Kurseong.[4]

Legislative segmentsEdit

As per order of the Delimitation Commission in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in West Bengal, the whole area under this subdivision, viz. Kurseong municipality and Kurseong block is part of the Kurseong assembly constituency of West Bengal. This constituency is an assembly segment of Darjeeling Lok Sabha constituency.[5]


As per the 2011 Census of India, Kurseong municipality had a total population of 42,446. There were 21,423 males and 21,023 females. As per the 2011 Census of India, Kurseong block had a total population of 94,347, of which 79,903 were rural and 14,444 were urban. There were 47,030 males and 47,317 females.[6]


  1. ^ "Report of the Commissioner for linguistic minorities: 50th report (July 2012 to June 2013)" (PDF). Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities, Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 July 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "Directory of District, Sub division, Panchayat Samiti/ Block and Gram Panchayats in West Bengal, March 2008". West Bengal. National Informatics Centre, India. 19 March 2008. Archived from the original on 25 February 2009. Retrieved 9 December 2008. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ a b "District Profile". Official website of Darjeeling district. Retrieved 9 December 2008.
  4. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Darjeeling district. Panchayats and Rural Development Department, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 26 December 2008.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Press Note, Delimitation Commission" (PDF). Assembly Constituencies in West Bengal. Delimitation Commission. pp. 5, 23. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 May 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2009. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data (PCA)". West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 30 March 2017.