(Last Updated on : 13/05/2017)
Jalpaiguri is a modern and well developed city
in Jalpaiguri District
of West Bengal
. Jalpaiguri is the largest city in the northern part of West Bengal.
Naming of Jalpaiguri
The name "Jalpaiguri" comes from the Bhutanese term "je-le-pe-go-ri"
, meaning a place where warm clothes are traded, suggesting a trading centre.
Location of Jalpaiguri
Jalpaiguri is located on the banks of the Teesta River
which is the second largest river
in West Bengal on the foothills of the Himalaya Mountain Range in India
. It lies 40 kms away from Siliguri
, which is its twin city.
Geography of Jalpaiguri
Jalpaiguri is located at 26.52 degree North to 88.73 degree East. It has an average elevation of 75 meters. Jalpaiguri lies in the middle of the vast fertile plains south of the Himalaya Mountain Range in India. Jalpaiguri is watered by many North East Indian Rivers
Climate of Jalpaiguri
Jalpaiguri enjoys temperate season through out the year. The summers of this city are tropical and quite hot with temperatures ranging in the mid-thirties Celsius. The highest recorded temperature in Jalpaiguri is 41.3 degree Celsius.
Demography of Jalpaiguri
According to the Population Census of 2011, Jalpaiguri had a population of 107,341 while the metropolitan region had a population of 169,002; 85,226 males and 83,787 females.
Education of Jalpaiguri
The education system of Jalpaiguri in Jalpaiguri District is just similar to Kolkata
. Jalpaiguri Zilla School, Fanindradeb Institution, Sonaulla High School Holy Child School, Jalpaiguri, Sunitibala Sadar Girls School, D.A.V. School, Techno India School, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Saint Anthony's Day School, Saint Paul's School, Jalpaiguri and Government Girls High School are the strong holds of education system of Jalpaiguri.
Administration of Jalpaiguri
Jalpaiguri 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
Economy of Jalpaiguri
Jalpaiguri has become an important trade center of West Bengal. Jalpaiguri is a principal commercial, tourism
, transportation and educational center of the North Bengal. This city has seen the industrial growth for steel
and knowledge-based industries.
Tourism in Jalpaiguri
Tourism in Jalpaiguri include the destinations like Buxa Tiger Reserve
, Buxa fort
, Rasik bil
, Raikatpara, Gorumara National Park
, Rabindra Bhawan, Devi Chaudhurani Mandir, Jogomaya Kalibari, Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary
and many more. Darjeeling
is connected with Sikkim
- Darjeeling Himalaya Roadways.
Jalpaiguri is connected with road ways, railways and airways. Bagdogra Airport
is the nearest airport
, while New Jalpaiguri has its own station. This city is connected with Jalpaiguri Road and Sikkim - Darjeeling Himalaya Roadways.