Haroa (community development block)

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হারোয়া সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Haroa is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°35′54″N 88°40′46″E / 22.5983617°N 88.6794090°E / 22.5983617; 88.6794090Coordinates: 22°35′54″N 88°40′46″E / 22.5983617°N 88.6794090°E / 22.5983617; 88.6794090
Country  India
State West Bengal
District North 24 Parganas
 • Total 152.81 km2 (59.00 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 182,499
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Basirhat
Vidhan Sabha constituency Haroa, Minakhan
Website north24parganas.nic.in

Haroa (community development block) is an administrative division in Basirhat subdivision of North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Haroa police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Haroa.[1]


Haroa is located at 22°35′54″N 88°40′46″E / 22.5983617°N 88.6794090°E / 22.5983617; 88.6794090.

Haroa community development block has an area of 152.81 km2.[2]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Haroa block/ panchayat samiti are: Bakjuri, Haroa, Shalipur, Gopalpur I, Khasbalanda, Sonapukur Sankarpur, Gopalpur II and Kulti.[3]


As per 2001 census, Haroa block has a total population of 182,499 out of which 94,205 were males and 88,294 were females. Haroa block registered a population growth of 20.78 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for the district was 22.40 per cent.[2] Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[4]


Haroa block is one of the areas where ground water is affected by arsenic contamination.[5]


  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". North 24 Parganas district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-02-17. 
  2. ^ a b "Census of India 2001, Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal, Table - 4". North Twenty Four Parganas District (11). Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2010-10-25. 
  3. ^ From Basirhat subdivision page.
  4. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-01-20. 
  5. ^ "Groundwater Arsenic contamination in West Bengal-India (20 years study )". Groundwater arsenic contamination status of North 24-Parganas district, one of the nine arsenic affected districts of West Bengal-India. SOES. Retrieved 2011-02-17.