Champdani

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Champdani
চাঁপদানি
City
Champdani is located in West Bengal
Champdani
Champdani
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°48′N 88°22′E / 22.8°N 88.37°E / 22.8; 88.37Coordinates: 22°48′N 88°22′E / 22.8°N 88.37°E / 22.8; 88.37
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Hooghly
Elevation 12 m (39 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 110,983
Languages
 • Official Hindi, English, Bengali
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 712222
Lok Sabha constituency Sreerampur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Champdani

Champdani is a city and a municipality, near the River Ganges, in Hooghly district in the state of West Bengal, India. It is under Bhadreshwar police station in Chandannagar subdivision.[1] This town is famous for two textile factories, viz.the GIS Cotton Mill and the Dalhousie Jute Mill.

Geography[edit]

Champdani is located at 22°48′N 88°22′E / 22.8°N 88.37°E / 22.8; 88.37. It has an average elevation of 12 metres (39 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 census of India,[2] Champdani had a population of 110,983. Males constitute 53.42% of the population and females 46.57%. Champdani has an average literacy rate of 82.39%, higher than the national average of 74%; with male literacy of 88% and female literacy of 75.91%. 10.45% of the population is under 6 years of age.The Ganga River in East, Farming Area in the West (like Singur area),Bhadreshwar is in the North Side, & Baidyabati in South Side.

Banks and Financial Houses[edit]

There are few Banks and financial houses that serve the people living in Champdani and nearby areas. While State Bank of India is the busiest of all, other banks like Bank Of India, Allahabad Bank, Axis Bank also have their presence here.

Transport[edit]

Champdani is well connected to the nearby city Kolkata by various means of transportation. The most common transport link is through the Howrah-Bandel Line of the suburban railway system which is also the efficient of all.Frequency of each sub urban train is of 5–10 minutes depending on the time of the day. The railway station provides basic amenities to the commuters such as Drinking water and overhead sheds.It is also well connected to other cities by roadways and frequent buses and autorickshaws are available for commuters.Falta Ferry Service caters to the need of people to cross the river ganges and land at Ishapore.Cycle rickshaws are also in numbers to cover shorter distances. Though there are shortages of hired cabs but that hardly effects the transport communications.

Culture and Festivals[edit]

Almost 70% of the population consists of Hindus.Being a place with two huge factories, people from various parts of the country also came and got settled here. While majority of migrants are from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, a decent number of people can be found from other parts of the country too. Though the population is diversified in nature but still there are no instance of communal violence. People are very hospitable and live in peace and harmony. As majority of the city population belong to Hindu faith, Chat Puja is the most visible of all festivals. Other notable festivals are Diwali/Kalipuja,Durga Puja, Saraswati Puja, Dol jatra/Holi, Rakhi, Eid and Christmas.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Top Cities India
  2. ^ [2] Champdani Census Report