It is a monotonous rice plain with numerous waterways and tidal creeks intersecting it.

The tidal creeks are lined with embankments to prevent flooding of the fields.

Broadly speaking, there are two natural divisions of the district.

Much of the area is water-logged.) are flood prone.

Water logging during the rainy season affects Ghatal and the southern parts of Kharagpur subdivion and results in loss of crops in such areas as Sabang, Pingla and Narayangarh CD Blocks.335,248 hectares (3,352.48 km) in Jhargram and Medinipur Sadar subdivisions are drought prone.

In West Bengal the districts of Paschim Medinipur, Bankura, Purulia and Birbhum are part of the Red corridor.

However, as of July 2016, there has been no reported incidents of Maoist related activities from these districts for the previous 4 years.

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The 2011 census lists Paschim Medinipur 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.

In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Paschim Medinipur one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).