Uttar Dinajpur district
or North Dinajpur district
meaning North) came into existence on 1992-04-01 after the bifurcation of erstwhile West Dinajpur District.
Uttar Dinajpur district lies between latitude
25°11' N to 26°49' N and longitude
87°49' E to 90°00' E occupying an area of 3142 km² enclosed by Panchagarh
districts of Bangladesh
on the east, Kishanganj
districts of Bihar
on the west, Darjeeling district
and Jalpaiguri district
on the north and Malda district
and Dakshin Dinajpur district
on the south. Uttar Dinajpur is well connected with the rest of the state through National Highways, State Highways and Railways. NH-31
pass through the heart of the district.
The regional topography is generally flat with a gentle southerly slope towards which the main rivers like Kulik
, Nagar, Mahananda
. The District forms a part of the basin lying between Rajmahal hills on the east. The older alluvium is estimated to be Pleistocene
age. Uttar Dinajpur is bestowed with a very fertile soil. The soil is very rich in nature due to the alluvial
deposition which helps to grow Paddy
, Mesta and Sugarcane
etc. Raiganj on the banks of the River Kulik is the District Headquarters where the "Raiganj Wildlife Sanctuary", the second largest bird sanctuary in Asia, is situated.
In Uttar Dinajpur district, there are 2 sub-divisions, Raiganj
, apart from each other. There are 4... Read More