Arambag

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Arambag
আরামবাগ
Town
Arambag is located in West Bengal
Arambag
Arambag
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°53′N 87°47′E / 22.88°N 87.78°E / 22.88; 87.78Coordinates: 22°53′N 87°47′E / 22.88°N 87.78°E / 22.88; 87.78
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Hooghly district
Government
 • Municipality chair man Gopal Coach
Elevation 15 m (49 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 3,47,225
 • Density 4,224/km2 (10,940/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official BengaliEnglish
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 712601
Telephone code 91 3211
Lok Sabha constituency Arambag
Vidhan Sabha constituency Arambag, Pursurah
Website arambagh.gov.in

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.[1] Arambagh is the largest sub division in Hooghly district.

Geography[edit]

Arambag is located at 22°53′N 87°47′E / 22.88°N 87.78°E / 22.88; 87.78. It has an average elevation of 15 metres (118 feet). The town is situated on the link Road (state highway-2) 100 km north-west of Kolkata. It is located on the bank of the Dwarakeswar River.

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.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] 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.

Climate[edit]

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.

Economics[edit]

This is a rice and potato agricultural area with several cold storages.[3]

History[edit]

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. 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, Khanakul is birthplace of 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 (Vice-Chancellor of C.U.), 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. Place of political activities of 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 etc. 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.

Food[edit]

  • Jilapi and rosogolla are two famous sweets of Arambagh which is the loved by DADA.
  • 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

Civic Administration[edit]

Arambagh municipality is divided into 18 wards. As of 2011, it is controlled by the CPI(M) and TMC.

Education[edit]

Schools[edit]

Colleges[edit]

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