Nabadwip is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Krishnanagar Sadar subdivision of Nadia district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Nabadwip police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Maheshganj. It is located 15 km from Krishnanagar, the district headquarters.
Nabadwip was the capital of Lakshman Sen from 1179 to 1203. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was born here in 1486.
Maheshganj is located at 23°24′36″N 88°25′11″E.
Nabadwip CD Block is bounded by Krishnanagar II CD Block in the north, Krishnanagar I CD Block in the east, Santipur in the south and Purbasthali I CD Block in Bardhaman district in the west.
Nabadwip CD Block has an area of 98.01 km2.
Nadia district is mostly alluvial plains lying to the east of Hooghly River, locally known as Bhagirathi. The alluvial plains are cut across by such distributaries as Jalangi, Churni and Ichhamati. With these rivers getting silted up, floods are a recurring feature.
Gram panchayats of Nabadwip block/ panchayat samiti are: Bablari Dewanganj, Char Majdia Char Brahmanagar, Fakirdanga-Gholapara, Mahisura, Majdia-Pansila, Mayapur-Bamanpukur I, Mayapur-Bamanpukur II and Swarupganj.
As per 2011 Census of India Nabadwip CD Block had a total population of 135,314, of which 76,214 were rural and 59,073 were urban. There were 69,696 (52%) males and 65,618 (48%) females. The population below 6 years was 15,537. Scheduled Castes numbered 19,612 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 1,642.
As per 2001 census, Nabadwip block had a total population of 121,793, out of which 62,765 were males and 59,028 were females. Nabadwip block registered a population growth of 16.51 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for the district was 19.51 per cent. Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.
There are several census towns in Nabadwip CD Block (2011 census figures in brackets): Bamanpukur (9,137), Tiorkhali (11,148), Bablari Dewanganj (6,806), Gadigachha (14,085), Majdia (7,831), Char Maijdia (5,013) and Char Brahmanagar (5,053).
Large villages in Nabadwip CD Block were (2011 census figures in brackets): Charkashthasali (6,304), Ballaldighi (4,613), Pansila (8,200), Bankar Dhopadi (4,156), Gadkhali (5,057) and Mohisunra (15,910).
As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Nabadwip CD Block was 81,116 (67.72 % of the population over 6 years) out of which 45,566 (56%) were males and 35,550 (44%) were females.
As per 2011 census, literacy in Nadia district was 74.97. 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.
Nabadwip block is one of the areas where ground water is affected by arsenic contamination.