The District of Jalpaiguri is placed as one of the oldest renowned districts in the Union of India. The simplicity , natural beauty of this district touches the hearts and minds of all who have been here . The District Administration of Jalpaiguri strives to preserve the cultural diversity and harmony of this district and also facilitate the development of this district . The main aim is to create a district which is self sufficient more..
The name Jalpaiguri came from the word “Jalpai “ meaning “Olive” which grew in the town and adjacent areas and were even visible in the 1900 . The suffix “guri “ means a place. The district is located 26° 16 ’ and 27° 0 ’ North latitude and 88 ° 4 ’ and 89 °53 ’ East longitude . It is situated in the northern part of the state of West Bengal and shares international borders with Bhutan and Bangladesh in the northeast and south respectively . The remaining borders are shared with the district of Darjeeling in the west & northwest , Kalimpong district in the north , Coochbehar district in the Southeast and Alipurduar district in the west .The district is primarily comprised of a rural population with a high number of SCs/STs present. A sizeable population also resides in the tea gardens which are spread all over the district. . ‘Tea’, ‘Timber ’ and ‘Tourism ’ form the backbone of the trade industry in this district . more..