Mathabhanga is a city and a municipality in Cooch Behar district in the Indianstate of West Bengal. It is the headquarters of the Mathabhanga subdivision.

City in West Bengal, India

Location in West Bengal, India

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26.33°N 89.22°E / 26.33; 89.22

Country  India
State West Bengal
District Cooch Behar

  Type Municipality
  Body Mathabhanga Municipality

  Total 3.71 km2 (1.43 sq mi)

50 m (160 ft)

  Total 23,890
  Density 6,400/km2 (17,000/sq mi)

  Official Bengali[2][3]
  Additional official English[2]
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code 03583
Lok Sabha constituency Cooch Behar (SC)
Vidhan Sabha constituency Mathabhanga (SC)

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Places in the Mathabhanga, Mekhliganj subdivisions and Sitai CD block in Dinhata subdivision of Cooch Behar district
CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre, M: Municipal town
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Mathabhanga is located at 26.33°N 89.22°E / 26.33; 89.22.[4] It has an average elevation of 50 m (160 ft). There are two rivers near Mathabhanga. One is Satranga (Sutunga) and the other is Mansai. When the sky is clear (mainly in summer, autumn and spring), the Himalayan range is visible.

According to the District Census Handbook 2011, Koch Bihar, Mathabhanga covered an area of 3.71 km2.[5]

The map alongside shows the western part of the district. In Mekhliganj subdivision 9.91% of the population lives in the urban areas and 90.09% lives in the rural areas. In Mathabhanga subdivision 3.67% of the population, the lowest in the district, lives in the urban areas and 96.35% lives in the rural areas.[6] The entire district forms the flat alluvial flood plains of mighty rivers.[7]

Note: The map alongside presents some of the notable locations in the subdivisions. All places marked in the map are linked in the larger full screen map.

As per 2011 Census of India Mathabhanga had a total population of 23,890 of which 12,059 (50%) were males and 11,831 (50%) were females. Population in the age range 0–6 years was 2,165. The total number of literate persons in Mathabhanga was 19,571 (90.09% of the population over 6 years).[8]

As of 2001[update] India census,[9] Mathabhanga had a population of 21,110. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Mathabhanga has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 71%. In Mathabhanga, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Mathabhanga police station has jurisdiction over Mathabhanga municipal area and Mathabhanga I CD block.[10][11]

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