Rongo, Kalimpong

Rongo
Rango Forest
Village
Rongo is located in West Bengal
Rongo
Rongo
Location in West Bengal, India
Rongo is located in India
Rongo
Rongo
Rongo (India)
Coordinates: 27°02′37″N 88°50′01″E / 27.0435°N 88.8335°E / 27.0435; 88.8335Coordinates: 27°02′37″N 88°50′01″E / 27.0435°N 88.8335°E / 27.0435; 88.8335
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictKalimpong
Population
 (2011)
 • Total9,131
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationWB
Lok Sabha constituencyDarjeeling
Vidhan Sabha constituencyKalimpong
Websitekalimpong.gov.in

Rongo (also referred to as Rango Forest) is a village in the Gorubathan CD block in the Kalimpong Sadar subdivision of the Kalimpong district in the state of West Bengal, India.

Geography

Places in the Kalimpong Sadar subdivision in Kalimpong district
CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre, M: municipality, F: facility, NP: national park
Abbreviations used in names – TG for Tea Garden (town/village)
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

Location

Rongo is located at 27°02′37″N 88°50′01″E / 27.0435°N 88.8335°E / 27.0435; 88.8335.

Rongo used to be an important place for growing medicinal plants. It has views of the surrounding hills, forests and the valley of the Jaldhaka River. Most of the people are Buddhists and speak Nepali.[1]

Area overview

The map alongside shows the Kalimpong Sadar subdivision of Kalimpong district. Physiographically, this area forms the Kalimpong Range, with the average elevation varying from 300 to 3,000 metres (980 to 9,840 ft). This region is characterized by abruptly rising hills and numerous small streams.[2] It is a predominantly rural area with 77.67% of the population living in rural areas and only 22.23% living in the urban areas. While Kalimpong is the only municipality, Dungra is the sole census town in the entire area.[3] The economy is agro-based and there are 6 tea gardens in the Gorubathan CD block.[4] In 2011, Kalimpong subdivision had a literacy rate of 81.85%, comparable with the highest levels of literacy in the districts of the state.[5][6] While the first degree college in the subdivision was established at Kalimpong in 1962[7] the entire subdivision (and now the entire district), other than the head-quarters, had to wait till as late as 2015 (more than half a century) to have their first degree colleges at Pedong and Gorubathan.[8][9]

Note: The map alongside presents some of the notable locations in the subdivision. All places marked in the map are linked in the larger full screen map.

Demographics

According to the 2011 Census of India, Rango Forest had a total population of 9,131 of which 4,563 (50%) were males and 4,568 (50%) were females. There were 777 persons in the age range of 0 to 6 years. The total number of literate people in Rango Forest was 6,679 (79.95% of the population over 6 years).[10]

Healthcare

Medicinal Plantation Hospital at Rangoo functions with 11 beds.[11]

References

  1. ^ "Rongo". my tour ideas. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  2. ^ "District Census Handbook, Darjeeling, Series 20, Part XII A, 2011 Census of India" (PDF). Page 13: Physiography. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  3. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2013 Darjeeling". Table 2.4b. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  4. ^ "About Kalimpong District". Tea Gardens. District administration. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  5. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2013 Darjeeling". Table 4.5. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Provisional Population Totals Paper 1 of 2011 : West Bengal". Statement-4 Ranking of Districts by Literacy Rate in 2001 and 2011. Office of the Registrar General and & Census Commissioner, India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. Retrieved 2012-06-20.
  7. ^ "Kalimpong College". College Admission. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  8. ^ "Government General Degree College at Pedong". GGDC. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  9. ^ "Government General Degree College, Gorubathan". GGDC. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  10. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  11. ^ "Health & Family Welfare Department" (PDF). Health Statistics - Hospitals. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
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