The District Uttar Dinajpur came into existence on 1st April 1992 vide Gazette Notification No. 177 L.R /  6M-7/92 dated 28.2.1992. It is located in the north of West Bengal.It is butted and bounded by  Bangladesh on the East [length of border 227 KM], Bihar on the West, Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri on the  North and Malda on the South. The NH 34 and NH 31 passes through the District.

The district is constituted of nine Blocks under two Sub-Divisions namely Raiganj and Islampur. This is a multi-lingual district dominated by Bengali speaking and there are Urdu and Hindi speaking population in the Islampur area.The district of Uttar Dinajpur lies between 250 10′ to 260 35′ North latitude and 870 45′ to 880 35′ East longitude covering an area of 3,142 sq.km.