Murshidabad-Jiaganj is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Lalbag subdivision of Murshidabad district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Murshidabad and Jiaganj police stations serve this block. Headquarters of this block is at Murshidabad.
Jiaganj is located at 24°14′N 88°16′E
Murshidabad-Jiaganj CD Block is bounded by Bhagawangola I and Bhagawangola II CD Blocks in the north, Raninagar I CD Block in the east, Berhampore CD Block in the south and Nabagram CD Block in the west.
Murshidabad-Jiaganj CD Block has an area of 208.62 km2.
The Bhagirathi divides the district into two parts namely Bagri on the east and Rahr on the west. The Padma separates the district from Malda district, and Chapai Nawabganj and Rajshahi districts of Bangladesh.
Gram panchayats in Murshidabad-Jiaganj CD Block/ panchayat samiti are: Bahadurpur, Dahapara, Dangapara, Kapasdanga, Mukundabagh, Nutungram, Prosadpur and Tentulia.
As per 2011 Census of India Murshidabad Jiaganj CD Block had a total population of 234,565, all of which were rural. There were 121,187 (52%) males and 113,378 (48%) females. The population below 6 years was 28,993. Scheduled Castes numbered 40,442 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 12,326.
As per 2001 census, Murshidabad-Jiaganj block has a total population of 199,261, out of which 103,421 were males and 96,200 were females. Murshidabad-Jiaganj block registered a population growth of 26.11 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for the district was 23.70 per cent.Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.
Large villages in Murshidabad-Jiaganj CD Block were (2011 population figure in brackets): Sanyasidanga (6,891), Talgachi (10,435), Chunakhali (5,599), Khanpur (7,118), Kapasdanda (5,154), Gudhia (9,660), Tentulia (7,576), Dharmmapur (5,319), Hasenpur (8,093) and Dangapara (4,900).
As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Murshidabad Jiaganj CD Block was 142,137 (69.14% of the population above 6 years) out of which 77,495 (55%) were males and 64,642 (45%) were females.
As per 2011 census, literacy in Murshidabad district was 66.59.Literacy in West Bengal was 77.08% in 2011.Literacy in India in 2011 was 74.04%.
Bengali is the local language in these areas.
The Ranaghat-Lalgola branch line was opened in 1905. It passes through this CD Block and there are stations at Jiaganj and Murshidabad.