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South Dinajpur or Dakshin Dinajpur is a district of West Bengal state of India. The district was created on April 1, 1992. The district comprises two subdivisions: Balurghat and Gangarampur. Dakshin Dinajpur is predominantly an agricultural district with large area of land being under cultivation.

The district is drained by a number of North-South flowing river like Atreyee, Punarbhaba, Tangon and Brahmani, to give rise to a sizeable but unorganized fishing community.

Altitude: 30 metres above sea level.

Temperature Summer- Max. 25degree c. Min. 21degree c. Winter- Max. 23degree c. Min. 09degree c.

Rainfall: 155 cms

Clothings: Summer- Cottons, Tropical; Winter- Woolens.

Languages: Bengali, Hindi, English.

Best season: Throughout the year but preferably October to March.

Air: Nearest airport: Bagdogra (170Kms). Rail: Malda Town (76 kms)

South Dinajpur came into existence after the division of old West Dinajpur into North Dinajpur and South Dinajpur in April, 1992. Its history dates back to the Pal and Sen Dynasties of North Bengal and shares a rich historical heritage. Archeological excavations have revealed that a highly developed civilization flourished here in the past. South Dinajpur has a rich cultural heritage. Ruins of past glory are still found in the area. Balurghat, the headquarters, is situated on the shores of the river Kulik. The other rivers are the Atryee, Punarbhaba and Tangon. The industry sector is dominated by agriculture based units.

Major tourist spots include the Sarongbari forest, Balurghat College Museum, the Patiram Thakur estate, Bollakali temple, and the lake Tapan Dighi. dist/southDinajpur.jsp Voice Of Bengal::Travel::SouthDinajpur

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