Goghat I (community development block)
গোঘাট I সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
|community development block|
|• Total||188.57 km2 (72.81 sq mi)|
|• Density||660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)|
|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Arambagh|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Goghat|
Goghat I (community development block) is an administrative division in Arambag subdivision of Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Goghat police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Goghat.
Goghat is located at.
As per 2001 census, Goghat I block had a total population of 125,277, out of which 64,162 were males and 61,115 were females. Goghat I block registered a population growth of 14.36 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for Hooghly district was 15.72 per cent. Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.
As per the 2001 census, Goghat I block had a total literacy of 51.15 per cent. While male literacy was 72.72 per cent, female literacy was 40.69 per cent.
This is a rich agricultural area with several cold storages.
From Arambagh Bus stand many buses go directly to Goghat.
- Kamarpukur – birthplace of Sri Ramkrishna.
- Jayrambati - birthplace of Sarada Devi.
- Garh Mandaran – ruins of a fort of the Afghan era made famous by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay in his Durgeshnandini.
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- "List of functioning Cold Storage of West Bengal District wise as on 18.01.07". West Bengal State Marketing Board. Retrieved 2009-01-28.