Mahiari

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Mahiari
মাহিয়াড়ি
Town
Mahiari is located in West Bengal
Mahiari
Mahiari
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°35′N 88°14′E / 22.59°N 88.24°E / 22.59; 88.24Coordinates: 22°35′N 88°14′E / 22.59°N 88.24°E / 22.59; 88.24
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Howrah
Elevation 6 m (20 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 18,223
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration WB 12(A-Z)XXXX & WB11(A-Z)XXXX
Lok Sabha constituency Howrah
Vidhan Sabha constituency Sankrail
Website howrah.gov.in

Mahiari is a fast developing census town under Domjur police station in Sadar subdivision of Howrah district in the Indian state of West Bengal.[1]

Geography[edit]

Mahiari is located at 22°35′N 88°14′E / 22.59°N 88.24°E / 22.59; 88.24.[2] It has an average elevation of 6 m (20 ft).

Mahiari is adjacent to Andul and the two together are referred to as Andul–Mouri (also spelt Andul–Mowri).[3]PIN for Andul–Mouri is 711302 and for Andul Road is 711103.[4]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[5] Mahiari had a population of 18,223. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Mahiari has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 73%. In Mahiari, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Economy[edit]

Mahiari houses several industrial activity especially in the northern areas near Alampur. Leading industries are steel, engineering and instrumentation, motor vehicle, jewellery, dairy etc. Previously there was a large operation of Frigerio Conserva Allana Ltd at the southern part near Mourigram railway station. "Kamal Nursery" and "The Indian Nursery"[6] two of the most famous names in the Indian horticulture industry are situated at Mahiari. Howrah Flower Growers' Association organize flower exhibition at Kamal Nursery every year.[7] There are a number of markets including that of Mouri Bazar and Khatir Bazar. Mahiari has its renowned traditional industry of wooden furniture that caters clients from allover Kolkata and Howrah.

Transport[edit]

Mahiari of Howrah District is located about 3 km towards the north of Sankrail. Santragachi is to the north. Howrah and Kolkata lie within 15 km from Mahiari.

National Highway 6 passes nearby this town.

Howrah Bridge, Belur Math, Indian Botanic Garden, Bally Bridge and Santragachi Jheel are some of the tourist options in the neighborhood. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (25 km) and Howrah Railway Station(10 km),Santragachi Railway Station, Andul bus stand, Khatir bazar bus stand and Maurigram Railway Station serves Mahiari.[8]

Culture[edit]

The Shiva temples, named Panchananda and Sasaneswar, established by the Kunduchoudhury family, are more than a century old.[3]

There is a 165 feet (50 m) high semaphore telegraphy tower.[3]

Abandoned Semaphore Tower at Khatir Bazar

References[edit]

  1. ^ "District-wise list of statutory towns". Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Mahiari
  3. ^ a b c Santra, Tarapada and Bandopadhyay, Amiya Kumar, Howrah Jelar Purakirti (in Bengali), pp. 115-116, Government of West Bengal
  4. ^ "Pin-Codes of Howrah". A. Bharatiya Mobile. Retrieved 2014-10-31. 
  5. ^ "Census of India 2011: Data from the 2011 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  6. ^ "The Indian Nursery". Agriculture & Industry Survey. Retrieved 2011-05-21. 
  7. ^ "Kamal Nursery". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2013-01-11. 
  8. ^ "Mahiari". india9.com. Retrieved 2009-02-07.