Bishnupur, South 24 Parganas

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Bishnupur is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°23′N 88°16′E / 22.38°N 88.27°E / 22.38; 88.27Coordinates: 22°23′N 88°16′E / 22.38°N 88.27°E / 22.38; 88.27
Country  India
State West Bengal
District South 24 Parganas
Elevation 6 m (20 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 4,529
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Diamond Harbour
Vidhan Sabha constituency Bishnupur

Bishnupur is a census town with a police station under Alipore Sadar subdivision in South 24 Parganas district in the state of West Bengal, India.[1]


Bishnupur is located at 22°23′N 88°16′E / 22.38°N 88.27°E / 22.38; 88.27.[2] It has an average elevation of 6 metres (20 feet).


As of 2001 India census,[3] Bishnupur had a population of 4,529. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Bishnupur has an average literacy rate of 82%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 86% and female literacy of 77%. 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.


High levels of arsenic in ground water was found in 12 blocks of the district. Water samples collected from tubewells in the affected places contained arsenic above the normal level (10 microgram a litre as specified by the World Health Organisation). The affected blocks are Baruipur, Bhangar I, Bhangar II, Bishnupur I, Bishnupur II, Basanti, Budge Budge, Canning I, Canning II, Sonarpur, Mograhat II and Joynagar. [4]


  1. ^ "Census of India". District-wise list of stautory towns. Directorate of census operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 2007-09-02. 
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Bishnupur
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "High arsenic levels in South". The Statesman, 24 June 2007. Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-03.