Jalpaiguri is the district headquarters and the divisional headquarters of the North Bengal region.
Geography of Jalpaiguri
Jalpaiguri district situated in the northern part of West Bengal has the international borders with Bhutan and Bagladesh in the North and South side respectively and borders with Assam and Darjeeling hills in the East, West and Northwest.
Main Rivers : Jaldhaka, Raidak, Sankosh, Teesta, Torsa
Latitude of Jalpaiguri city : 26'.16'' and 27'.0' North
Longitude of Jalpaiguri city : 88'.4' and 89'.53'' East
The name Jalpaiguri came from the word "jalpai" means "olive" which grew in the town and were seen even in 1900. The suffix "guri" means a place. In Jalpaiguri there are 17 police station, 13 development blocks, 4 municipalities.It has a tourism, forest, hills, tea gardens, scenic beauty and a wide variety of tribes like the Totos, etc.
Sub-Division in Jalpaiguri district
In Jalpaiguri district there is 3 Sub-Division.
Jalpaiguri Sadar subdivision consists of Jalpaiguri and Rajganj municipalities and Jalpaiguri Sadar, Maynaguri,Dhupguri and Rajganj community development blocks.
Malbazar subdivision, also known as Mal subdivision, consists of Malbazar municipality and three community development blocks: Matiali ,Mal and Nagrakata.
Alipurduar subdivision consists of Alipurduar municipality and six community development blocks: Alipurduar–I, Alipurduar–II, Madarihat–Birpara, Falakata, Kalchini and Kumargram
Railways Station in Jalpaiguri District
Madarihat Railway Station
Altagram Railway Station
Chalsa Junction Railway Station
Alipurduar Junction Railway Station
Dhupguri Railway Station
New Jalpaiguri Junction Railway Station
Banarhat Railway Station
Falakata Railway Station
Birpara Railway Station
Nagrakota Railway Station
Ambari Falakata Railway Station
New Mal Junction Railway Station
Belakoba Railway Station
Hasimara Railway Station
Kalchini Railway Station
Odlabari Railway Station
New Maynaguri Railway Station
Binnaguri Railway Station
Bus Station in Jalpaiguri District
Jalpaiguri Bus Station
Dooars Bus Station
Mainaguri Bus Station
Tourist Place in Jalpaiguri District
Buxa Tiger Reserve & Buxa Duar
Bodaganj, Ambari, Kathambari, Odlabari
Nilpara, Chilabata, Kodalbosti
Stadiums in Jalpaiguri District
Town Club Stadium
Jalpaiguri Sports Complex
Colleges in Jalpaiguri District
Ananda Chandra College.
Ananda Chandra college of Commerce.
Prasanna Deb women's College
Sukanta Mahavidyalaya ,Dhupguri.
Jalpaiguri Polytechnic Institute
Parimal Mitra Smiriti Mahavidyalaya.
Jalpaiguri Law College.
Shahid Kshudiram Mahavidyala, Kamakhyaguri.
New Duars B.Ed. College.
North Bengal St. Xavier’s College
Nani Bhattacharjee Smarak Mahavidyalaya.
Falakata B.Ed. College. ( self-financed 2005-06 )
Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College
Junior Polytechnic Institute
Jalpaiguri Law College
Ananda chandra teacher's training College
Institute of Pharmacy
Economy of Jalpaiguri District
It is famous for tea industry.Jute pressing, saw-milling and match manufacturing are the major industries. Jalpaiguri is also the chief agricultural distribution center of West Bengal.