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Habra is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°50′N 88°38′E / 22.83°N 88.63°E / 22.83; 88.63Coordinates: 22°50′N 88°38′E / 22.83°N 88.63°E / 22.83; 88.63
Country  India
State West Bengal
District North 24 Parganas
 • Municipality Chairman Tapati Dutta[1]
 • MLA Jyotipriyo Mullick,minister of state, food and distribution,govt. of West Bengal
Elevation 13 m (43 ft)
 • Total 304,584(UA)
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code +91 32162
Lok Sabha constituency Barasat
Vidhan Sabha constituency Habra
Website www.habralocal.com

Habra is a city, a municipality, a telephone exchange and a police station of Barasat sadar subdivision[2] in North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is an administrative subdivision. Habra is situated on the Jessore Road between Kolkata and the Bangladesh border at Petrapole.Habra Urban Agglomeration includes: Habra (M), Ashokenagar Kalyangarh (M), Bara Bamonia (CT), Guma (CT), Bira(CT)Anarbaria (CT), Khorddabamonia (CT). Its location makes it an important town for export and import of goods between India and Bangladesh. This city is treated as North Kolkata Suburban town. Though not under KMDA.

Police station[edit]

Under British rule it was a base for Royal Air Force fighters. Habra Police Station is one of the most important Police station in North 24 Parganas District. Sri Anil Kumar Roy is the Inspector in Charge of the PS since 19.03.12. Since after his joining at Habra PS selling of ID liquor, gambling, extortion, rowdism, and other bad crimes have been stopped and Police public relation has improved a lot.Murder, extortion,dacoity, robbery was the common crimes under this PS. Since after joining of Sri Anil Kr Roy as Inspector in Charge in this PS these crimes are very rarely seen. Most of the crimes could be detected and good no of very active Criminals like Mintu Biswas, Bijay Ghosh @ Baro Kala, Ujjwal Majumder, Ujjwal Baidya could be arrested and kept in judicial custody since long.Durga Puja, Kali Puja, Jagadhatri Puja and other functions of huge gathering under Habra PS was celebrated very peacefully in 2012 and 2013. People really enjoyed those functions nicely and peacefully first time due to very efficient steps taken by Police. General people of Habra including Political leaders are very much law abiding and co operative to police.Habra Municipality under leadership of its Chairman Sri Subin Ghosh and Vice Chairman Sri Nilimesh Das recently constructed good pacca road inside the Police Station for benefit of the people of Habra and occupants of Police Quarter. Habra is a city of culture and it is educationally developed.Sri Jyotipriya Mallick, Honouable MIC, Food and Supplies, Govt of WB is working very nicely for development of Habra one after another.Tower lights recently installed from the fund of Sri Mallik has changed the environment of the night of Habra City. The MIC also verbally sanctioned fund of Rupees twenty lakhs to construct a modern meeting cum community hall inside Habra PS for conducting different co operation meeting to make Police public relation better. The Hon'ble MIC also sanctioned an arsenic free deep tube well for Habra PS and its work was started on 08.06.13 in side Habra PS and completed on 18.06.13 through PHE dept for supplying arsenic free drinking water to the staff, family members and general people.

Habra is the only municipality in west Bengal where BJP won first time .


Habra is located at 22°50′N 88°38′E / 22.83°N 88.63°E / 22.83; 88.63.[3] It has an average elevation of 13 metres (42 feet).


As of 2011 India census, Habra had a population of 149,675, out of which 76,510 were males and 73,165 were females. The 0–6 years population was 11,211. Habra had an average literacy rate of 90.85%.[4]


It is 45 km from Sealdah Station and 25 km from Barasat on the Sealdah-Bangaon branch line of Eastern Railway.[5] It is part of the Kolkata Suburban Railway system. Habra Station Road is directly connected on NH 35 (Jessore Road).

Buses from Habra Bus Terminal are directly connected to Naihati, Maslandapur, Madhyamgram, Bangaon, Barasat, Nagarukhra, Kalyani, Basirhat, Kolkata, Bagdah, Chakdah, Bagjola, digha, Durgapur, Bandel, Baruipur, Howrah, krishnanagar, Barasat, Alampur, Dattaphulia, Nimta, Sodepur, Duttapukur, Jagulia, Baduria.


In Habra Block-I & II, there have many educational institutions (Asia's largest for having maximum number of school and colleges in a block)'. 'Habra enjoys the highest density of graduates ( no. of graduates per square kilometer ) in the world.

These are the Schools, Colleges and Engineering Institutes of Habra. The prominent High & Kindergarten Schools in Habra are

Habra High School for Boys

Akrampur High School ( H.S. )

North Point Academy,

Prafulla Nagar Nursury & K.G. School,

Nivedita Nursery & K.G School,

South Habra Free Primary School

B.C.M school

Habra High School(H.S)

Habra High School for Girls (H.S),

Kalyangarh Vidyamandir (H.S),

Kalyangarh Balika Bidyalaya (H.S)

Haripur Sanskriti sangha sikha niketan (H.S),

Banipith Girls' High School(H.S)

Adarsha Balika Vidyalaya (H.S)

Boys' Secondary School (H.S)

Habra Kamini Kumar Girls' High School (H.S),

Prafullanagar Vidya Mandir (H.S),

Prafullanagar Balika Vidyalaya (H.S),

Habra Model High School (H.S),

Banipur Baniniketan High school (H.S),

Banipur Baniniketan Girls’ High school (H.S),

Dakshwin Habra High School (H.S),

Rajballavpur high schools (H.S)

Bhudeb Smriti Balika Vidyalaya (h.s)

Jaygachi Shayamaprasad High School (H.S),

Hatthuba Adarsha Vidyapith (H.S),

Kalibala Kanya Vidhyapith(H.S),

Saptagram Adarsha Vidyapith (H.S)

Kamarthuba Vivekananda Vidyapith (H.S),

Janaful High School (H.S)

Shree Chaitanya College of Science & Arts,

Shree Chaitanya MahaVidyalaya,(Shree Chaitanya College of Commerce)

Govt. Basic cum Multipurpose School, Banipur

Gandhi Centenary B.T College,

Gandhi Centenary B. T. College & Modern School,

Banipur Woman’s College,

Govt. College of Education (Banipur),

Post Graduate Physical Training College,

Banipur Janata College,

St.Stephens School,

Stratford Day School,

St. Francis Day School,

IERCEM Institute of Information Technology (IIIT),

Industrial Training Institute (ITI) Banipur,

Vivekananda Institute of Management and Technology,

Jahwar Nabodaya Vidalaya (Banipur),

Janata College of Education & Library Science

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Sports School ( Banipur),

Junior Basic Training College (JBT)

Habra Bio-Chemic Medical College & Hospital,

B.K.Kar Paramadical Institution,

Banipur Home (Orphans House),

Lalani Computer Training Centre,

Banipur Youth Computer Training Centre,

Habra Youth Computer centre,

Netaji Subhash Open University,

Rabindra Mukta Vidyalaya,

Banipur Institute of Art & culture,

Webel Informatics limited,

Williams College of Hotel Management,

Indira Gandhi National Open University.

Asha Computer Academy

Skynet Computer

National Computer Literacy Drive

Bidhan Bidyapit

Prafullanagar Vidyamandir(H.S)


Banipur Loka Utsav is held at Banipur, Habra starting on 1st Sunday of February every year, for 8 days. It is the 2nd largest Loka Utsav in West Bengal. It acquired approx. 18 to 20 bighas of land.


Habra Bazar is one of the biggest hub for business and one of the huge local goods supplier to Kolkata. Rice, Green vegetables, Milk, Fish, Chicken, Garments, Jewellery,Jute use to supplied in Kolkata and other parts of India everyday. Export and import businesses (mainly with Bangladesh) are also noteworthy. Habra Bazar is the second largest business hub (Bazar) in West Bengal next to Burrabazar, Kolkata.[citation needed]

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