List of cities in West Bengal by population

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This is a list of urban agglomerations and cities (those not included in the Urban Agglomerations), with a population above 100,000 as per 2011 census in the Indian state of West Bengal:[1]

Rank Name District Type* Population 2011 Male Female Population
below 5 yrs
Literacy Rate
1 Kolkata Kolkata, North 24 Parganas
South 24 Parganas, Nadia, Howrah, Hooghly
UA 14,112,536 7,319,682 6,792,854 1,063,394 88.33
2 Asansol Bardhaman UA 1,243,008 647,831 595,177 132,560 80.00
3 Siliguri Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri UA 701,489 359,750 341,739 72,252 82.05
4 Durgapur Bardhaman UA 581,409 301,700 279,709 51,930 87.70
5 Bardhaman Bardhaman UA 347,016 177,055 169,961 25,069 88.62
6 Malda Malda UA 324,237 175,073 149,164 44,186 81.32
7 Baharampur Murshidabad UA 305,609 156,489 149,120 23,182 88.38
8 Habra North 24 Parganas UA 304,584 154,861 149,723 23,023 91.03
9 Jalpaiguri Jalpaiguri UA 303,874 153,564 150,310 29,522 88.03
10 Kharagpur Paschim Medinipur UA 293,719 150,487 143,232 25,130 85.61
11 Shantipur Nadia UA 288,718 147,299 141,419 24,006 82.67
12 Dankuni Hooghly UA 249,840 128,139 121,701 22,956 85.69
13 Dhulian Murshidabad UA 239,022 119,151 119,871 45,483 60.06
14 Ranaghat Nadia UA 235,583 119,578 116,005 18,575 86.10
15 Haldia Purba Medinipur City 200,762 104,852 95,910 21,122 89.06
16 Raiganj Uttar Dinajpur UA 199,758 104,966 94,792 22,028 81.71
17 Krishnanagar Nadia UA 181,182 91,583 89,599 13,663 88.09
18 Nabadwip Nadia UA 175,474 90,810 84,664 13,049 84.57
19 Medinipur Paschim Medinipur City 169,127 85,362 83,765 14,365 90.01
20 Balurghat Dakshin Dinajpur UA 164,593 82,466 82,127 10,349 91.66
21 Basirhat North 24 Parganas UA 144,891 73,491 71,400 12,578 86.88
22 Bankura Bankura City 138,036 70,734 67,302 10,760 87.27
23 Chakdaha Nadia UA 132,855 67,135 65,720 9,829 90.95
24 Darjeeling Darjeeling UA 132,016 65,839 66,177 7,382 93.17
25 Alipurduar Alipurduar UA 127,342 64,898 62,444 10,545 89.16
26 Purulia Purulia UA 126,894 65,334 61,560 12,116 81.53
27 Jangipur Murshidabad UA 122,875 62,734 60,141 16,299 75.71
28 Bangaon North 24 Parganas City 110,668 56,416 54,252 8,452 90.25
29 Cooch Behar Cooch Behar UA 106,760 53,803 52,957 7,910 91.75
* UA=Urban Agglomeration

Urban Agglomeration[edit]

In the census of India 2011, an Urban Agglomeration has been defined as follows: [2]

“An urban agglomeration is a continuous urban spread constituting a town and its adjoining outgrowths (OGs), or two or more physically contiguous towns together with or without outgrowths of such towns. An Urban Agglomeration must consist of at least a statutory town and its total population (i.e. all the constituents put together) should not be less than 20,000 as per the 2001 Census. In varying local conditions, there were similar other combinations which have been treated as urban agglomerations satisfying the basic condition of contiguity.”

Constituents of Urban Agglomerations in West Bengal[edit]

The constituents of Urban Agglomerations in West Bengal, with a population of 1 lakh or above, are noted below:[3]

  • Kolkata Urban Agglomeration includes : Kolkata (M Corp.), Nadia district Kalyani (M), Gayespur (M), North 24 Parganas district Rajarhat Gopalpur (M), Raigachhi (CT), Barasat (M), Madhyamgram (M), Kanchrapara (M), Nanna (OG), Chakla (OG), Srotribati (OG), Jetia (CT), Halisahar (M), Balibhara (CT), Naihati (M), Bhatpara (M), Panpur (OG), Kaugachhi (CT), Garshyamnagar (CT), Garulia (M), Ichhapur Defence Estate (CT), North Barrackpur (M), Barrackpur Cantonment (CB), Barrackpur (M), Jafarpur (CT), Ruiya (CT), Titagarh (M), Khardaha (M), Bandipur (CT), Panihati (M), Muragachha (CT), New Barrackpur (M), Chandpur (CT), Talbandha (CT), Patulia (CT), Kamarhati (M), Baranagar (M), South Dum Dum (M), North Dum Dum (M), Dum Dum (M), Bidhan Nagar (M), Nabadiganta Industrial Township (M), Noapara (P) (CT), Babanpur (CT), Teghari (CT), Hooghly district Bansberia (M), Hugli-Chinsurah (M), Bara Khejuria (OG), Shankhanagar (CT), Amodghata (CT), Chak Banshberia (CT), Naldanga (CT), Kodalia (CT), Kulihanda (CT), Simla (CT), Dharmapur (CT), Bhadreswar (M), Champdani (M), Chandannagar (M Corp.), Baidyabati (M), Serampore (M), Rishra (M), Rishra (CT), Bamunari (CT), Dakshin Rajyadharpur (CT), Nabagram Colony (CT), Konnagar (M), Uttarpara Kotrung (M), Raghunathpur (PS-Dankuni) (CT), Kanaipur (CT), Keota (CT), Howrah district Bally (M), Bally (CT), Jagadishpur (CT), Chamrail (CT), Eksara (CT), Chakapara (CT), Howrah (M Corp.), Khalia (CT), Bankra (CT), Nibra (CT), Mahiari (CT), Bipra Noapara (CT), Ankurhati (CT), Kantlia (CT), Salap (CT), Tentulkuli (CT), 83 Argari (CT), Andul (CT), Ramchandrapur (CT), Jhorhat (CT), Hatgachha (CT), Dhuilya (CT), Panchpara (CT), Podara (CT), Banupur (CT), Sankrail (CT), Manikpur (CT), Sarenga (CT), Raghudebbati (CT), Nalpur (CT), Uluberia (M), Chak Srikrishna (OG), Khalisani (CT), Uttar Pirpur (CT), Balarampota (CT), Santoshpur (CT), Domjur (CT), Dakshin Jhapardaha (CT), Makardaha (CT), Khantora (CT), Bhandardaha (CT), Kamranga (CT), Jaypur Bil (CT), South 24 Parganas district Maheshtala (M), Joka (CT), Balarampur (CT), Chata Kalikapur (CT), Budge Budge (M), Nischintapur (CT), Uttar Raypur (CT), Pujali (M), Rajpur Sonarpur (M)
  • Asansol Urban Agglomeration includes: Asansol (M Corp.), Salanpur-Rupnarayanpur (CT), Kulti (M), Bhanowara (CT), Jamuria (M), Charanpur (OG), Jemari (J.K. Nagar Township) (CT), Raniganj (M), Sahebganj (CT), Egara (CT), Amkula (CT), Murgathaul (CT), Raghunathchak (CT), Ballavpur (CT), Majiara (CT), Domohani (CT), Topsi (CT), Baktarnagar (CT)
  • Siliguri Urban Agglomeration includes: Siliguri (M Corp.), Kalkut (CT), Dabgram (CT), Binnaguri (CT), Chakiabhita (CT)
  • Durgapur Urban Agglomeration includes: Durgapur (M Corp.), Bamunara (CT), Arra (CT)
  • Bardhaman Urban Agglomeration includes: Bardhaman (M), Goda (CT), Bahir Sarbamangala (CT), Nari (CT)
  • English Bazar Urban Agglomeration includes: English Bazar (M), Old Maldah (M), Chhatianmor (CT), Bagbari (CT), Sahapur (CT)
  • Baharampur Urban Agglomeration includes: Baharampur (M), Kasimbazar (CT), Goaljan (CT), Gora Bazar (CT), Gopjan (CT), Sibdanga Badarpur (CT), Chaltia (CT), Haridasmati (CT), Ajodhya Nagar (CT), Banjetia (CT)
  • Habra Urban Agglomeration includes: Habra (M), Ashokenagar Kalyangarh (M), Bara Bamonia (CT), Guma (CT), Anarbaria (CT), Khorddabamonia (CT)
  • Kharagpur Urban Agglomeration includes: Kharagpur (M), Kharagpur Rly. Settlement (CT), Kalaikunda (CT)
  • Santipur Urban Agglomeration includes: Santipur (M), Taherpur (NA), Taherpur (OG), Barasat (OG), Bhaduri (OG), Mahishdanga (OG), Phulia (CT), Patuli (CT), Badkulla (CT), Ghoralia (CT), Beharia (CT), Gangi (CT)
  • Dankuni Urban Agglomeration includes: Dankuni (M), Purbba Tajpur (CT), Kharsarai (CT), Begampur (CT), Chikrand (CT), Pairagachha (CT), Barijhati (CT), Garalgachha (CT), Krishnapur (CT), Baruipara (CT), Borai (CT), Nawapara (CT), Basai (CT), Gangadharpur (CT), Manirampur, Janai (CT), Kapashanria (CT), Jaykrishnapur (CT), Tisa (CT), Baksa (CT), Panchghara (CT), Naiti (CT)
  • Dhulian Urban Agglomeration includes: Dhulian (M), Anup Nagar (CT), Dhusaripara (CT), Uttar Mahammadpur (CT), Kankuria (CT), Chachanda (CT), Basudebpur (CT), Kohetpur (CT), Jaykrishnapur (CT), Jafrabad (CT)
  • Ranaghat Urban Agglomeration includes: Ranaghat (M), Birnagar (M), Cooper's Camp (NA), Magurkhali (OG), Ranaghat (CT), Hijuli (CT), Aistala (CT), Satigachha (CT), Nasra (CT), Panpara (CT), Raghabpur (CT), Kamgachhi (CT), Anulia (CT), Halalpur Krishnapur (CT)
  • Raiganj Urban Agglomeration includes: Raiganj (M), Kasba (CT), Nachhratpur Katabari (CT)
  • Krishnanagar Urban Agglomeration includes: Krishnanagar (M), Baruihuda (CT), Paschim Bhatjangla (CT), Sonda (CT)
  • Nabadwip Urban Agglomeration includes: Nabadwip (M), Char Maijdia (CT), Char Brahmanagar (CT), Bablari Dewanganj (CT), Tiorkhali (CT), Gadigachha (CT), Majdia (CT)
  • Jalpaiguri Urban Agglomeration includes: Jalpaiguri (M Corp.), Mainaguri (M), Domohani (CT), Belakoba (CT), Paharpur (CT), Kranti (CT), Raninagar (CT), Mohitnagar (CT), Kharia (CT), Aurobindo (OG)
  • Balurghat Urban Agglomeration includes: Balurghat (M), Baidyanathpara (OG), Chak Bhrigu (CT), Dakra (CT)
  • Basirhat Urban Agglomeration includes: Basirhat (M), Uttar Bagundi (CT), Dandirhat (CT), Raghunathpur (CT)
  • Chakdaha Urban Agglomeration includes: Chakdaha (M), Parbbatipur (CT), Gopalpur (CT), Belgharia (CT), Punglia (CT), Lalpur (CT)
  • Darjeeling Urban Agglomeration includes: Darjeeling (M), Chongtong Tea Garden (CT), Singtam Tea Garden (CT)
  • Alipurduar Urban Agglomeration includes: Alipurduar (M), Sobhaganj. (CT), Alipurduar Rly.Jnc. (CT), Chechakhata (CT), Paschim Jitpur (CT), Bholar Dabri (CT), Birpara (CT)
  • Purulia Urban Agglomeration includes: Purulia (M), Raghabpur (CT)
  • Jangipur Urban Agglomeration includes: Jangipur (M), Charka (CT), Dafarpur (CT), Ramnagar (CT)
  • Cooch Behar Urban Agglomeration includes: Cooch Behar (M), Kharimala Khagrabari (CT), Guriahati (CT)
Abbreviations: M Corp. = Municipal Corporation, M = Municipality, CT = Census Town, OG = Out Growth, NA = Notified Area, CB = Cantonment Board

Urban Agglomeration constituents[edit]

Urban Agglomerations constituents with a population above 100,000 as per 2011 census are shown in the table below.[4]

Urban Agglomeration Name of Constituent District Type* Population 2011 Male Female Population
below 5 yrs
Literacy Rate
Kolkata Kolkata Kolkata M Corp 4,486,679 2,362,662 2,124,017 300,052 87.14
Kalyani Nadia M 100,620 50,867 49,753 7,604 88.75
Rajarhat Gopalpur North 24 Parganas M 404,991 205,560 199,431 34,088 90.91
Barasat North 24 Parganas M 283,443 143,732 139,711 21,468 90.42
Madhyamgram North 24 Parganas M 198,964 100,611 98,353 15,348 90.16
Kanchrapara North 24 Parganas M 122,181 61,770 60,441 8,532 90.80
Halisahar North 24 Parganas M 126,893 66,654 60,239 10,600 89.25
Naihati North 24 Parganas M 221,762 112,773 108,989 17,442 89.79
Bhatpara North 24 Parganas M 390,467 207,876 182,591 39,498 85.86
North Barrackpur North 24 Parganas M 134,825 68,136 66,689 8,265 94.78
Barrackpore North 24 Parganas M 154,475 79,507 74,968 10,671 89.33
Titagarh North 24 Parganas M 118,426 63,936 54,490 10,816 81.18
Khardaha North 24 Parganas M 111,130 56,792 54,338 6,579 95.50
Panihati North 24 Parganas M 383,522 193,333 190,189 24,678 92.78
Kamarhati North 24 Parganas M 336,579 174,840 161,739 23,863 88.22
Baranagar North 24 Parganas M 248,466 128,432 120,034 15,016 92.46
South Dumdum North 24 Parganas M 410,524 206,558 203,966 26,900 92.82
North Dumdum North 24 Parganas M 253,625 128,620 125,005 17,290 91.98
Dum Dum North 24 Parganas M 117,637 61,039 56,598 6,678 93.51
Bidhan Nagar North 24 Parganas M 218,323 111,363 106,960 12,786 90.44
Bansberia Hooghly M 103,799 53,807 49,992 8,721 85.73
Chinsurah Hooghly M Corp. 177,209 88,952 88,257 11,409 91.94
Bhadreswar Hooghly M 101,334 53,318 48,016 8,981 86.89
Champdani Hooghly M 110,983 59,296 51,687 11,604 82.39
Chandannagar Hooghly M Corp. 166,949 84,257 82,692 10,716 90.62
Baidyabati Hooghly M 121,081 62,550 58,531 8,154 89.08
Serampore Hooghly M 183,339 94,514 88,825 12,817 89.99
Rishra Hooghly M 124,585 66,767 57,818 11,430 88.89
Konnagar Hooghly M 124,585 66,767 57,818 11,430 88.89
Uttarpara Kotrung Hooghly M 162,386 82,815 79,571 11,140 91.16
Bally Howrah M 291,972 156,734 135,238 31,859 83.39
Bally Howrah CT 115,715 59,951 55,764 9,584 90.14
Howrah Howrah M Corp. 1,072,161 560,577 511,584 83,010 89.86
Uluberia Howrah M 222,175 114,144 108,031 25,187 81.13
Maheshtala South 24 Parganas M 449,423 231,044 218,379 43,469 82.63
Rajpur Sonarpur South 24 Parganas M 423,806 215,983 207,823 31,588 91.06
Asansol Asansol Bardhaman M Corp. 564,491 293,748 270,743 56,014 84.82
Kulti Bardhaman M 313,977 163,819 150,158 33,375 76.58
Jamuria Bardhaman M 144,971 75,574 69,397 17,556 73.11
Raniganj Bardhaman M 128,624 67,150 61,474 14,833 78.47
Siliguri Siliguri Darjeeling M Corp. 509,709 261,218 248,491 48,250 87.46
Dabgram Jalpaiguri CT 118,864 60,708 57,756 14,472 73.98
Durgapur Durgapur Bardhaman M Corp. 566,937 294,349 272,588 50,512 87.84
Bardhaman Bardhaman Bardhaman M Corp. 314,638 160,631 154,007 22,107 89.07
English Bazar English Bazar Malda M 216,083 115,126 100,957 33,211 84.69
Baharampur Baharampur Murshidabad M 195,363 100,431 94,932 13,228 90.29
Habra Habra North 24 Parganas M 149,675 76,510 73,165 11,211 90.85
Jalpaiguri Jalpaiguri Jalpaiguri M Corp. 303,874 153,564 150,310 30,075 88.16
Ashoknagar Kalyangarh North 24 Parganas M 123,906 62,554 61,352 8,885 92.45
Kharagpur Kharagpur Paschim Medinipur M 206,923 106,735 100,188 17,731 86.64
Shantipur Shantipur Nadia M 151,774 77,044 74,730 12,975 81.43
Raiganj Raiganj Uttar Dinajpur M 183,682 96,589 87,093 20,547 81.66
Krishnanagar Krishnanagar Nadia M 152,203 76,700 75,503 10,794 90.92
Nabadwip Nabadwip Nadia M 125,528 65,300 60,228 8,388 87.75
Balurghat Balurghat Dakshin Dinajpur M 151,183 75,677 75,506 9,391 91.85
Basirhat Basirhat North 24 Parganas M 127,135 64,397 62,738 10,719 88.25
Purulia Purulia Purulia M 121,436 62,520 58,916 11,491 82.34
Darjeeling Darjeeling Darjeeling M 120,414 60,114 60,300 6,547 94.18

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above". Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  2. ^ "Urban Agglomerations and Cities". Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-27. 
  3. ^ "Constituents of urban Agglomerations Having Population 1 Lakh & above". Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-27. 
  4. ^ "Cities having population 1 lakh and above". Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-27.