Major cities,Town and Village

  • Midnapore is the district headquarters.
  • Kharagpur is the largest town in the district.

Other important towns in the district


Paschim Medinipur district is home to the most villages of any district in India. The 2011 census lists Paschim Medinipur (includimg Jhargram Sub-Division) as having 8,694 villages, of which 7,600 are populated, and 1,094 are uninhabited. The district with the next highest number of villages, Mayurbhanj, in the state of Odisha, has 3,950 villages, 3,751 of which are inhabited.