Kakdwip

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Kakdwip
কাকদ্বীপ
Town
Kakdwip is located in West Bengal
Kakdwip
Kakdwip
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 21°53′00″N 88°11′00″E / 21.8833°N 88.1833°E / 21.8833; 88.1833Coordinates: 21°53′00″N 88°11′00″E / 21.8833°N 88.1833°E / 21.8833; 88.1833
Country  India
State West Bengal
District South 24 Parganas
Elevation 3 m (10 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 239,381
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Mathurapur (SC)
Vidhan Sabha constituency Kakdwip
Website s24pgs.gov.in
CD Block

Kakdwip is headquarters of Kakdwip subdivision in South 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Geography[edit]

Kakdwip is located at 21°53′00″N 88°11′00″E / 21.8833°N 88.1833°E / 21.8833; 88.1833 .[1]

Climate[edit]

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as tropical wet and dry (Aw).

Climate data for Kakdwip
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 25.4
(77.7)
27.7
(81.9)
31.4
(88.5)
33.1
(91.6)
33.4
(92.1)
32.3
(90.1)
30.7
(87.3)
30.8
(87.4)
31.2
(88.2)
30.8
(87.4)
28.1
(82.6)
25.1
(77.2)
30
(86)
Daily mean °C (°F) 19.9
(67.8)
22.7
(72.9)
27
(81)
29.3
(84.7)
30
(86)
29.5
(85.1)
28.5
(83.3)
28.6
(83.5)
28.5
(83.3)
27.5
(81.5)
23.5
(74.3)
20
(68)
26.25
(79.28)
Average low °C (°F) 14.5
(58.1)
17.7
(63.9)
22.6
(72.7)
25.6
(78.1)
26.7
(80.1)
26.8
(80.2)
26.4
(79.5)
26.4
(79.5)
25.9
(78.6)
24.2
(75.6)
19
(66)
14.6
(58.3)
22.53
(72.55)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 14
(0.55)
17
(0.67)
20
(0.79)
34
(1.34)
96
(3.78)
244
(9.61)
323
(12.72)
322
(12.68)
321
(12.64)
172
(6.77)
30
(1.18)
1
(0.04)
1,594
(62.77)
Source: Climate-Data.org (altitude: 7m)[2]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2001 census, Kakdwip CD Block had a population of 239,381 out of which 122,792 were males and 116,589 were females. Decadal growth for the period 1991-2001 was 25.93% for Kakdwip, against 20.89% in South 24 Parganas district.[3] Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84%.[4]

Spirituality and Culture[edit]

The place is famous for Yogiraj Shyamacharan Sanatan Mission for the spreading and preservation of Kriya yoga of Lahiri Mahasaya worldwide. Locally known as 'Yogiraj Mission'. The institute campus also hosts a temple of Lahiri Mahasaya. Yogacharya Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee[5] is the founder-director of this organization.[6]

Transport[edit]

SD Series[edit]

  • SD11 Noorpur – Kakdwip via Raichak More, Sarisha, Diamond Harbour, Hatugange, Kulpi
  • SD19 EsplanadePatharpratima via P.G. Hospital, Bhabani Bhawan, Majherhat, Behala Chowrasta, Sakherbazar, Thakurpukur, Joka, Pailan, Bhasa, Khariberia, Bishnupur P.S., Amtala, Rajarhat, Sirakole, Dostipur, Sarisha, Diamond Harbour, Hatugange, Kulpi, Kakdwip, Gobindarampur, Gangadharpur, Addhabazar, Durgagobindapur
  • SD80 Kakdwip – Raidighi via Kulpi, Lakshmikantapur, Mathurapur Station, Kashinagar
  • SD82 Santragachi/Esplanade – Kakdwip via P.G. Hospital, Bhabani Bhawan, Majherhat, Behala Chowrasta, Sakherbazar, Thakurpukur, Joka, Pailan, Bhasa, Khariberia, Bishnupur P.S., Amtala, Rajarhat, Sirakole, Dostipur, Sarisha, Diamond Harbour, Hatugange, Kulpi

STA Routes[edit]

  • EsplanadeNamkhana via P.G. Hospital, Bhabani Bhawan, Majherhat, Behala Chowrasta, Sakherbazar, Thakurpukur, Joka, Pailan, Bhasa, Khariberia, Bishnupur P.S., Amtala, Rajarhat, Sirakole, Dostipur, Sarisha, Diamond Harbour, Hatugange, Kulpi, Kakdwip

WBSTC Routes[edit]

  • EsplanadeNamkhana (Fixed Time) via P.G. Hospital, Bhabani Bhawan, Majherhat, Behala Chowrasta, Sakherbazar, Thakurpukur, Joka, Pailan, Bhasa, Khariberia, Bishnupur P.S., Amtala, Rajarhat, Sirakole, Dostipur, Sarisha, Diamond Harbour, Hatugange, Kulpi, Kakdwip
  • Esplanade - Bakkhali (Fixed Time) via P.G Hospital, Alipur Zoo, Mominpur, Majherhat, Behala, Chowrasta, Sakherbazar, Thakurpukur, Joka, Pailan, Khariberia, Amtala, Rajarhat, Sirakole, Shibanipur, Dostipur, Sarisa, Kapathat, Newtown, Diamond Harbour, Sultanpur, Hatuganj, Kulpi, Karanjali Nischintapur, Kakdwip, Ukilerhat, Namkhana, Sibanagar Abad, Radhanagar, Shibrampur, Rajnagar, Shibpur, Frasergunj, Amrabati
  • NamkhanaDigha (Fixed Time) via Kakdwip, Nischintapur, Karanjali Kulpi, Hatugange, Sultanpur, Diamond Harbour, Kapathat, Sarisha, Dostipur, Shibanipur, Sirakole, Rajarhat, Amtala, Khariberia, Bhasa, Pailan, Joka, Thakurpukur, Sakherbazar, Chowrasta, James Long Sarani, Behala, Taratala, Majherhat, Bhabani Bhawan, Esplanade, Vidyasagar Setu, Carry Road, Belepole, Betore, Baksara, Santragachi, Salap, Ankurhati, Alampur, Ankurhati, Dhulagarh, Ranihati, Panchla, Uluberia, Bagnan, Kolaghat, Mecheda, Nimtaori, Nandakumar, Norghat, Chandipur, Bajkul, Henria, Nachinda, Marishda, Contai, Pichaboni, Ramnagar, Old Digha

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kakdwip, India Page". Falling Rain Genomics. 
  2. ^ "Climate: Kakdwip - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  3. ^ "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 4, South 24 Parganas District". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2009-11-08. 
  4. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-02-05. 
  5. ^ http://kriyayogashyamacharan.org/yogacharya.php
  6. ^ http://kriyayogashyamacharan.org/yssm.php