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SUNDARBAN DEMOGRAPHY

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The Sundarbans region is one of the richest ecosystems in the world. The region contains arguably the world’s largest remaining area of  mangroves, and is known for its exceptional biodiversity, including numerous threatened species such as the emblematic Royal Bengal tiger and several species of river dolphin. About 40 percent of the nearly 10,000 square kilometers (km2) of the Sundarbans forest lies within West Bengal; the rest is in Bangladesh.

The forests of the Sundarbans form a powerful natural barrier that protects Kolkata Metropolitan Region’s roughly 14 million inhabitants and other human settlements from cyclones, rising sea tides, and other adverse natural events that otherwise would have taken a massive toll on human life and property.

Sundarbans demography as per Census 2011

  Sl. Blocks HH TP TM TF TSC TST
  No.
  1 HINGALGANJ 46888 214401 111080 103321 50636 12728
  2 MINAKHAN 43756 199084 101827 97257 60578 18564
  3 SANDESHKHALI-I 37344 164465 83925 80540 50812 42674
  4 SANDESHKHALI-II 37771 160976 81921 79055 72300 37695
  5 HASNABAD 47739 203262 104019 99243 51295 7492
  6 HINGALGANJ 46048 174545 88937 85608 115227 12743
  N 24-PGS 259546 1116733 571709 545024 400848 131896
  7 CANNING-I 64041 304724 155126 149598 144906 3710
  8 CANNING-II 49711 252523 128438 124085 52859 14910
  9 MATHURAPUR-I 40602 195104 100093 95011 68636 496
  10 MATHURAPUR-II 45888 220839 113831 107008 62342 4643
  11 JOYNAGAR-I 55734 263151 134966 128185 102645 80
  12 JOYNAGAR-II 50413 252164 128858 123306 85587 1046
  13 KULTALI 45099 229053 117562 111491 104193 5672
  14 BASANTI 70818 336717 171279 165438 119631 20060
  15 GOSABA 58197 246598 125910 120688 154584 23343
  16 KAKDWIP 60201 281963 144120 137843 97944 1836
  17 SAGAR 43716 212037 109468 102569 56261 854
  18 NAMKHANA 41433 182830 93351 89479 47260 741
  19 PATHAR PRATIMA 69641 331823 169422 162401 76163 2640
  S 24-PGS 695494 3309526 1692424 1617102 1173011 80031
  TOTAL SUNDARBANS OF WEST BENGAL, INDIA 955040 4426259 2264133 2162126 1573859 211927

Note: TP – Total Persons, TM- Total Male, TF – Total Female, TSC – Total Scheduled Castes, TST – Total Scheduled Tribes

Source - Department of Sundarban Affairs, Govt. of W.B.