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Uttar Dinajpur, West Bengal, India (25.87080 87.96260)
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, Jute, 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 and Islampur, 110 km (68 mi) apart from each other. There are 4 Municipalities, 9 Blocks and 99 Panchayats covering 1577 villages. The total population is nearly 25 lakh (2.5 million), consisting mainly of rural masses. Bengali is the main language but a sizeable number of Urdu, Hindi and Maithili speaking people live in Islampur sub-division. It is one of the most backward districts of India educationally and economically owing to state neglect. The major native dialect is called locally Surjapuri or Rajbanshi (or even Dinajpuri).
Dakshin Phulbari, Dakshin Odlabari, Mal, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, 735222, India (26.83536 88.59204)
Coordinates: 26.81536 88.57204 26.85536 88.61204 - Minimum elevation: 115 m - Maximum elevation: 194 m - Average elevation: 144 m