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    Welcome To Jalpaiguri

    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 . Agriculture and animal husbandry is also practiced extensively throughout the district. Jalpaiguri is a part of the monsoon zone of South eastern Asia . may is the hottest month of thios region with average maximum temperature of about 32° C. Whereas , January is coolest with 11°C . The average annual humidity of he district is of 82 % and the rainfall is 3160 mm . December is the driest month with average rainfall of 0.2mm and July is the wettest with 809.3 mm . The topography of the district is diverse and is crisscrossed with rivulets , rivers , plains and hills . It is a haven for tourists who want to connect to nature in its purest form. Places in the forest areas like Murti , Chapramari and Gorumara are one of the most sought after forest destinations in the country . The fauna of this region consists of wildlife like the Indian One horned rhinocerous ,hispid hare , pygmy hog , elephants , gaur , leopard , sambar , cheetal , barking deer , badger , rhesus , sloth bear , otter , king cobra , hornbill , lesser adjutant stork etc.