Location in West Bengal, India
|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Medinipur|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Dantan|
The headquarters of Dantan I CD Block are located at Dantan.
The Kolkata-Chennai South Eastern Railway passes through Dantan I CD Block and there is a station at Dantan.
The Kolkata-Chennai Golden Quadrilateral National Highway 16 or Kolkata-Bengaluru Asian Highway 45 passes through Dantan.Dantan is well connected with Nayagram via Manoharpur Bhasraghat Road.
Bhatter College at Dantan was established in 1963 and is affiliated to Vidyasagar University. It offers undergraduate courses in arts, commerce and science and also has facilities for some post-graduate courses. The college is named after Mathuranath Bhatter, a local businessman and social worker who had contributed handsomely to set up the college.