Dakshin Dinajpur District
Dakshin Dinajpur or South Dinajpur is a district of the Indian state of West Bengal. Created on 1st April, 1992 by the division of the former West Dinajpur District, it comprises two subdivisions: Balurghat and Gangarampur. The erstwhile Dinajpur District, at the time of the partition of India, was split up into West Dinajpur district and East Dinajpur. The East Dinajpur district, now called Dinajpur, became part of East Pakistan, now Bangladesh. The West Dinajpur district was enlarged in 1956, when States Reorganisation Act recommendations were implemented, with the addition of some areas of Bihar. The district was bifurcated into Uttar Dinajpur and Dakshin Dinajpur on April 1, 1992.