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|• Municipality chair man||Gopal Coach|
|Elevation||15 m (49 ft)|
|• Density||4,224/km2 (10,940/sq mi)|
|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Telephone code||91 3211|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Arambag|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Arambag, Pursurah|
Arambag (also spelt Arambagh) is a town and a municipality in Hooghly district in the state of West Bengal, India. It is the headquarters of Arambagh subdivision. Arambagh is the largest sub division in Hooghly district.
Arambagh subdivision is the subdivision of hooghly district in the state of West Bengal, India. It consists of Arambag municipalitiey and six community development blocks: Arambag, Khanakul–I, Khanakul–II, Goghat–I, Goghat–II and Pursurah. The six blocks contain 63 gram panchayats. The subdivision has its headquarters at Arambag.There is 15 gram panchayats.
This sub-division is actually the westernmost part of the District of Hooghly. The river Damodar forms the eastern boundary of the Arambagh Sub-Division.Arambagh Sub-Division is one of the four Sub-Divisions of Hooghly District – the remaining three being Sadar (Chinsurah), Serampore and Chandannagore. Arambagh is located on the western front of Hooghly District and is being bordered by four districts viz Burdwan, West Midnapore, Bankura and Howrah.
As of 2001[update] India census, Arambag had a population of 60 644. Males constitute 62% of the population and females 38%. Arambag has an average literacy rate of 82%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 79% male literacy and 58% of female literacy. 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.
The maximum temperature during summer rises up to 38 °C while minimum temperature during winter comes down to 8 °C0C. Average annual rainfall is 1600 millimetres.
This is a rice and potato agricultural area with several cold storages.
|Wikisource has the text of the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica article Arambagh.|
Arambagh sub-division was formed in 1879. It was known as Jahanabad Sub-Division as the headquarters of the sub-division was the town of Jahanabad. His excellency Shri Rishi Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay was the first Sub-Divisional Offier of Arambagh. On 19 April 1900 the name of Jahanabad was changed to Arambagh, which means "the garden of ease and comfort". Kamarpukur is birthplace of Ramkrishna Parmahnsa. Other prominent figures from the district were:
- Rammohan Roy - reformer
- Prasanna Kumar Sarbadhikary - author of first Bengali arithmetic book and member of the syndicate of Calcutta University
- Debaprasad Sarbadhikary - Vice-Chancellor, C.U
- Bhupendranath Bose - Indian politician, president of the Indian National Congress in 1914 and Vice-Chancellor of C.U. from 1923–1924
- Nandalal Maity - writer of several volumes of History of Mathematics (in Bengali), learning place of mathematician
- Narayan Ch Ghosh - who worked with Abdus Salam & S. Chandrasekhar, Manoranjan Roy translated books from pali language.
- Prafulla Chandra Sen - Chief Minister of W.B.
- Bijoy Modak - M.P.
- Manoranjan Hajra - Poet, M.P. & M.L.A.
- Balai Krishna Roy - established Arambagh Hatcheries,
- Sumanta Chattopadhyay (Chattaraj) - Film & TV Actor.
Arambagh Hatcheries Limited is a multi-dimensional food based company, incorporated in the year 1973 with primary interest in chicken and chicken related products. Initiating from Arambagh business activities of the company has not only been concentrated in the State of West Bengal, but also in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. With the passage of time Arambagh’s chicken has reached abroad also.
- Jilapi and rosogolla are two famous sweets of Arambagh.
- Rice is the staple food of Bengal and is third main agricultural produce in Hooghly district after Burdwan and Midnapur.
- Babursah a special type of sweet is available at Khirpai, boarder place of Arambagh
Arambagh municipality is divided into 18 wards. As of 2013, it is controlled by the All India Trinamool Congress. Shri Swapan Kumar Nandi is the Chairman of the said municipality.
- Arambagh High School
- Bajua High School
- Arambagh Girls High School
- Parul Ramkrishna Sarada High School
- Arambagh Vivekananda Academy (CBSE)
- Sisu Guchho (primary school)
- Kashinath Primary School
- Nirvoipur Primary School
- Arambagh Boys Primari School
- Basanta Prathamik Vidhyalaya
- K.B.Roy High School
- Saraswati Sishu Mandir, Balibela
- Tirol High School,Tirol
- Gourhati Haradas Institution
- Joyrampur Netaji High School
- Muthadanga R.K. High School
- Anandamarga School (primary school), Rabindrapally,Arambagh
- Bhurkunda High School (H.S)
- Khudiram Child Learning Centre (primary school)
- Naisarai High School
- Nirvoipur Badalkona Giya Nilkantha Sikshanikaten
- Uttor Badalkona Prathomik Bidyaloy
- Hatbasantapur Hara Parbbati Institution(H.S.)
- Balarampur Primary School
- Mohanpur Primary School
- Goghat High School(HS)
- Bengai High School
- Shaikhpur High School, Uttar Rasulpur, Hooghly
- Karui P.C High School (H.S) Karui,arambagh,hooghly,712615
- Netaji Mahavidyalaya - Kalipur, near arambagh.
- Aghorekamini Prakashchandra Mahavidyalaya, Bengai
- Ramkrishna Sarada Vidyamahapith, Kamarpukur
- Rabindra Mahavidaylaya, Chapadanga
- Arambagh Girls' College, Arambagh
- Tarkeswar Mahavidyalaya, Tarkeswar
- ITI-Bengai, Girjatala, Bengai
- Arambagh Vivekananda Pally
- Arambagh (Lok Sabha constituency)
- ARAMBAGH BOYS SCHOOL
- Arambagh Utsab
- Gourathi More/Sony Mondir
- AICSM Comuter Center
- Evergreen Chatrabas
- District-wise list of statutory towns
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
- "List of functioning Cold Storage of West Bengal District wise as on 18.01.07". West Bengal State Marketing Board. Retrieved 2009-01-28.