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Dakshin Dinajpur Zilla Parishad

Dakshin Dinajpur or South Dinajpur is a district in the Indian state of West Bengal, India. It was created on 1 April 1992 by the division of the erstwhile West Dinajpur District. The Headquarter (sadar) of the district is at Balurghat. It comprises two subdivisions: Balurghat and Gangarampur at Buniadpur . According to the 2011 census, it is the third least populous District of West Bengal.


The erstwhile Dinajpur District, at the time of the partition of India, was split up into West Dinajpur district and East Dinajpur. The East Dinajpur district, now called Dinajpur, became part of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh). The West Dinajpur district was enlarged in 1956, when States Reorganisation Act recommendations were implemented, with the addition of some areas of Bihar. The district was bifurcated into Uttar Dinajpur and Dakshin Dinajpur on 1 April 1992.

Helpline Numbers
District Control Room - 03522255611
Police - 100
Ambulance - 102
Child Helpline - 1098
Women Helpline - 1091
Citizen's Call center - 155300
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According to the 2011 census Dakshin Dinajpur district has a population of 1,676,276.roughly equal to the nation of Guinea-Bissau.or the US state of Idaho.This gives it a ranking of 295th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 753 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,950/sq mi). Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 11.16%. Dakshin Dinajpur has a sex ratio of 954 females for every 1000 males and a literacy rate of 73.86%. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes make up 28.80% and 16.43% of the population respectively..


Bengali is the principal language of the district. The dialect of the region is variously known as Dinajpuri, Rangpuri or Rajbongshi. According to the 2011 census, 84.41% of the population spoke Bengali, 9.68% Santali, 1.31% Kurukh, 1.25% Sadri and 1.05% Hindi as their first language.


Dakshin Dinajpur University has started functioning from 2021. It is located at Mahinagar, Balurghat. There is a government nursing college at Balurghat. There is one JNV present.There is one D.A.V group school (Atreyee DAV Public School) and a Techno Group school at Balurghat. There are a few good schools in Balurghat and Gangarampur. There are four CBSE affiliated and one CISCE affiliated school in Balurghat. Of late, The Green View English Academy is the only CISCE affiliated school in the entire district. The Atreyee D.A.V Public School has earned several accolades, giving the entire district an honorable position in the academic map of the country. VVM Junior Level National Champion (2018–19), Saswata Bose, is a student of The ADAVPS. Many government schools exist throughout the district.

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Welcome To

Dakshin Dinajpur Zilla Parishad

A  Government Organization

Smt. Lipika Roy


Smt. Ayesha Rani A.,IAS

District Magistrate & Executive Officer