2020-11-25: Welcome to the Website of Malda Zilla Parishad, Malda |
Area: 3733 Sq. Km.
No. of Subdivision: 2
Blocks/Municipalities/Gram Panchayats: No. of Blocks - 15, No. of Municipalities - 2, No. of Gram Panchayats - 146
Police Station/Out Post: Police Stations - 13, Women's Police Stations - 1, Cyber Police Stations - 1, Out Posts - 1
Population: Total- 3,988,845, Male-2,051,541, Female-1,937,304, Growth Rate- 21.22%, Literacy Rate - 61.73% as per Census 2011
Location: Malda is a district of the Indian state of West Bengal. It lies between 25o32'08"N to 24o40'20"N Latitude and 88o28'10"E to 87o45'05"E Longitude. Malda Town Railway Station is 347 kilometres to the north from Kolkata, the state capital. This district is notable for the production of Mango and Silk. The folk culture of Gombhira is a feature of the district, being a unique way of representation of joy and sorrow of daily life of the common people, as well as the unique medium of presentation on national and international matters.
District headquarters is English Bazar, also known as Malda, which was once the capital of Bengal. The district maintains the tradition of the past in culture and education. Old Maldah, the town which lies just east of the confluence of the Mahananda and Kalindi rivers, is part of the English Bazar urban agglomeration. The town rose to prominence as the river port of the old capital of Pandua. During the 18th century it was the seat of prosperous cotton and silk industries. It remains an important distributing centre for rice, jute and wheat. Rice, Jute, Legumes and Oilseed are the chief crops in the surrounding area. Mulberry plantations and Mango orchards occupy large areas; Mango trade and Silk manufacture are the main economic activities.