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Jalpaiguri
Kangchenjunga from Jalpaiguri.jpg
Jalpaiguri Rajbari Gate.jpg
The Raikut Temple before the Palace.JPG
From top, left-to-right:
Kanchenjunga from outskirts of Jalpaiguri city,Jalpaiguri Rajbari Gate, Raikat Temple
Jalpaiguri is located in West Bengal

Jalpaiguri
Jalpaiguri
Location in West Bengal, India

Coordinates: 26.52°N 88.73°ECoordinates26.52°N 88.73°E
Country  India
State  West Bengal
District Jalpaiguri
Founded 1869
Founded by British India
Government

 • Type Municipality
 • Body
  • Jalpaiguri Municipality
  • Siliguri Jalpaiguri Development Authority
  • Jalpaiguri Zilla Parishad
 • Chairman of Jalpaiguri Municipality Papia Paul
 • Chairman of SJDA Dr. Sourav Chakraborty
 • Addl. Sabadhipati of Jalpaiguri Zilla Parishad Dulal Debnath
 • District Magistrate Moumita Godara Basu,IAS
Area

 • City 12.95 km2 (5.00 sq mi)
Elevation

89 m (292 ft)
Population

 (2011)[2]
 • City 107,341
 • Rank 19th in West Bengal
 • Density 8,300/km2 (21,000/sq mi)
 • Metro

169,002
Demonym(s) Jalpaigurians, Jalpaiguribashi
Languages

 • Official Bengali[5][6]
 • Additional official English[5]
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
735101 – 735 110 (city limits), 735120 – 735134 (suburbs)
Telephone code +913561
Vehicle registration WB – 71, WB – 72 2
Lok Sabha constituency Jalpaiguri
Vidhan Sabha constituency Jalpaiguri SadarRajganj (SC)MaynaguriMalFulbariDhupguriNagrakata
Economy Labour Participation :59.61% Decrease Agriculture 16.24% Increase Manufacturing 24.15% Increase Services

Nominal Per capita : $1235 Increase (2021)

Ppp per capita : $ 2135 Increase (2021)

Precipitation 3,395 mm (134 in)
Avg. annual temperature 24.8 °C (77 °F)
Website jalpaigurimunicipality.org jalpaiguri.gov.in
1The coordinates given here are in metric system and based upon the Microsoft Encarta Reference Library Map Center 2005 2 The Vehicle Code given here based upon the Jalpaiguri District Court documentations.

Jalpaiguri is a city in the Indian state of West Bengal.[7] It is the headquarters of the Jalpaiguri district as well as of the Jalpaiguri division of West Bengal, covering the jurisdiction of the five districts of North Bengal.[8] The city is located on the banks of the Teesta River which is the second largest river in West Bengal after the Ganges, on the foothills of the Himalayas.[9] The city is the home to the circuit bench of the Kolkata High Court, the other seat being at Port Blair in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.[2][3] Jalpaiguri features the Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College, the second campus of the University of North Bengal and the Biswa Bangla Krirangan/ Jalpaiguri Sports Village.[10][11] It lies 35 km (22 mi) east of its twin citySiliguri. The merging of the two cities makes it the largest metropolis of the region.

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