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Diocese of Jalpaiguri

Dioecesis Ialpaiguriensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Clement Tirkey, Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 17 January 1952
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Calcutta
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: India
  • Square Kilometers: 9,614 (3,713 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, Jalpaiguri, P.O. Mohitnagar 735101, Jalpaiguri Dt., West Bengal, India
  • Telephone: (03561)255.371
  • Fax: 255.370

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
17 January 1952ErectedDiocese of Dinajpur Diocese of Jalpaiguri (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
197043,8651,987,0002.2%156212,0886257ap1971
198063,0003,444,0001.8%219302,100238312ap1981
199079,7564,226,0001.9%3110411,9453812119ap1991
1999101,7873,986,5142.6%4013531,9204221323ap2000
2000105,8993,986,9142.7%4214561,8913521323ap2001
2001109,2654,917,6882.2%4315581,8834020425ap2002
2002113,1354,917,6882.3%4214562,0204120425ap2003
2003115,6604,917,6882.4%4117581,9942921225ap2004
2004118,7004,917,6882.4%4417611,9456723426ap2005
2006139,5765,112,8602.7%5522771,8128227526ap2007

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


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