Farakka Community Development Block, with population of about 2.7 lakh is Murshidabad district's the 8th most populous sub district, located in Murshidabad district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 56 villages in the sub district, among them Kuli is the most populous village with population of about 28 thousand and Fatepur is the least populous village with population of 37. Kuli is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 14 km2 and Par Debidaspur is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 8 census towns in the sub district, those are - Paranpara, Mahadeb Nagar, Farakka Barrage Township, Benia Gram and Mamrejpur Census Towns (limited to 5 most populous).

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2.7 lakh people, among them about 1.4 lakh (51%) are male and about 1.3 lakh (49%) are female. 86% of the whole population are from general caste, 12% are from schedule caste and 2% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Farakka community development block is 18%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 54 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 61% (about 1.7 lakh) live in Farakka Sub District rural part and 39% (about 1.1 lakh) population live in the Farakka Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Farakka

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 274,111 236,257 32,689 5,165 48,767
Male 139,226 119,690 16,928 2,608 24,894
Female 134,885 116,567 15,761 2,557 23,873

Most populated Villages and Cities in Farakka

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Kuli 28092 Paranpara 22297
Bewa (P) 15265 Mahadeb Nagar 21737
Jafar Ganj 12114 Farakka Barrage Township 20126
Bhabanipur 11465 Benia Gram 15046
Ballalpur 7217 Mamrejpur 9851
Imamnagar 6933 Sibnagar 6812
Jigri Kulgachhi 6004 Arjunpur 6042
Uttar Bhabanipur 5509 Srimantapur (P) 4374
Sri Rampur 4848
Sankarpur 4411

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 67% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Hindus which contribute 32% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 986 in Hindus are 934.

Religion wise population 2011 - Farakka

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 274,111 88,353 184,074 1,221 56 40 29 13 325
Male 139,226 45,690 92,687 600 32 22 16 7 172
Female 134,885 42,663 91,387 621 24 18 13 6 153

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 24.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 25.4% which is 1.6% higher than male population growth rate of 23.8%. General caste population has increased by 22.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 42.4%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 35.7% and child population has increased by 7.4% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Farakka

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 24.6% 22.2% 42.4% 35.7% 7.4%
Male 23.8% 21.3% 42% 34.5% 7.7%
Female 25.4% 23.1% 42.9% 36.9% 7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 969 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 974, in schedule caste is 931 and in schedule tribe is 980. There are 959 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the sub district. Overall sex ratio in the sub district has increased by 13 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 5 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Farakka

Total General SC ST Child
Change 13 14 6 17 -5
2011 969 974 931 980 959
2001 956 960 925 963 964

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Farakka

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Lakshmipur 1250 Mahadeb Nagar 1002
Bhairab Danga 1079 Paranpara 994
Jot Sundar 1071 Mamrejpur 986
Sudna 1055 Sibnagar 977
Nimaitok 1047 Arjunpur 964
Damodarpur 1042 Benia Gram 949
Anuppur 1038 Srimantapur (P) 941
Kalai Danga 1026 Farakka Barrage Township 930
Dohitpur 1019
Sahanagar 1018

Literacy

Total about 1.3 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 75 thousand are male and about 60 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Farakka is 60%. 66% of male and 54% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 13%. Male literacy has gone up by 9% and female literacy rate has gone up by 17%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Farakka

Total Male Female
Change 12.3% 8.6% 16.3%
2011 59.8% 65.6% 53.8%
2001 47.5% 57% 37.5%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Farakka

Workers profile

Farakka has 44% (about 1.2 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 48% male and 40% female population are working population. 38% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 11% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 26% of total female population are main and 14% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Farakka

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 44.1% 31.9% 12.2% 55.9%
Male 48.2% 37.5% 10.6% 51.8%
Female 40% 26.1% 13.9% 60%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Farakka

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Kuli 14.4 Srimantapur (P) 9.9
Bewa (P) 8.2 Benia Gram 9.4
Bahadurpur 6.2 Paranpara 5.7
Kendua 3.9 Mamrejpur 4.7
Jafar Ganj 3.4 Farakka Barrage Township 3.7
Chandore 3.4 Mahadeb Nagar 3.4
Hosenpur 3.3 Arjunpur 1.3
Bhabanipur 3 Sibnagar 1.2
Ballalpur 3
Puran Chandipur 2.6