<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities
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is the name of a village and a community development block in northern part of the state of West Bengal
. Naxalbari block comes under the jurisdiction of Siliguri subdivision
of Darjeeling district
. Naxalbari became famous for the left wing revolt
that took place in the late 1960s.
Naxalbari is located at . It has an average elevation of 152 metres (501 feet).
The stretch of land, where Naxalbari is situated, lies on the Terai
region at the base of the Himalayas
. To the west of Naxalbari, across the border river Mechi
. The entire stretch of the land surrounding Naxalbari is covered by farm lands, tea estates and forests and small villages, consists of an area of 182.02 km². The Naxalbari block has six Gram Panchayats (village councils), viz. Gossainpur, Lower Bagdogra
, Upper Bagdogra, Hatighisha, Naxalbari and Moniram, from north to south. The population of Naxalbari block was 144,915 in the year 2001.
Naxalbari became famous for being the site of a left-wing poor peasants uprising in 1967, which began with the "land to tiller" slogan, an uprising continuing to this day (see Naxalite
The "Naxalbari" incident was triggered on 25 May 1967 at Bengai Jote village in Naxalbari when the police opened fire on a group of villagers who were demanding their right to the crops at a particular piece of land. The... Read More