|— Town —|
|District||North 24 Parganas|
|• Municipality Chairman||Subhash Datta|
|• Total||13.5 km2 (5.2 sq mi)|
|Elevation||6 m (20 ft)|
|• Density||3,100/km2 ( 8,000/sq mi)|
|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Bangaon|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Gaighata|
Gobardanga is a town and a municipality under Habra police station of Barasat sadar subdivision in North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is one of the oldest municipality of West Bengal.
Go means 'world/earth', Bar means 'Greatest' and Danga means 'Place'. i.e. "Gobardanga" means "the greatest place on earth". Although "Gobar" literally translated from Bengali means Cow-dung.
It has strong historic background from the pre-independence era, i.e. jamindar bari, oxebow lake, site of probably the first widow remarriage & Brhama samaj in modern India. Gobardanga is also known as The Village of Theatre. It has 12 theatre groups.
It is 58 km from Sealdah Station on the Sealdah-Bangaon branch line of Eastern Railway.From Sealdah it is next to Macchhalandapur railway station and before Thakurnagar railway station.It is near about 25 km from Bongaon on road.
As of 2011[update] India census, Gobardanga had a population of 57,878. Male Population 29,466 and female Polpulation 28,412.Out of this Population 12,765 is SC and Gobardanga has an average literacy rate of 80%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 84%, and female literacy is 75%. In Gobardanga, 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.
There are several renowned schools in this town. Gobardanga Khantura High School (1856) is one of the oldest high schools in modern India. Gobardanga Khantura High School had a golden period of school sports from 1970 to 2001. At that time some Golden students represents State. Some of them are Bhajahari Kundu (Athletics), Debmalya Ghosh (Basketball), Prabir Kundu, Makai Kundu ( Football), Biswajit Roy (Athletics & Basketball), etc.
Another feather in the cap is of an institution which is a symbol of progress of female education, that is, Khantura Girls' High School(Established in 1910).
Gobardanga has a Rural Hospital named Gobardanga Rural Hospital which in-charge is Dr. Swapan Ghosh, M.B.B.S. He is a renowned doctor in the locality.
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