New Barrackpore

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New Barrackpur
নিউ ব্যারাকপুর
town
New Barrackpur is located in West Bengal
New Barrackpur
New Barrackpur
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°42′N 88°27′E / 22.7°N 88.45°E / 22.7; 88.45Coordinates: 22°42′N 88°27′E / 22.7°N 88.45°E / 22.7; 88.45
Country  India
State West Bengal
District North 24 Parganas
Founded by Haripada Biswas
Government
 • Municipality Chairman Nirmika Bagchi (Trinamool Congress) [1]
Population (2001)
 • Total 83,183
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 91 33
Lok Sabha constituency Dum Dum
Vidhan Sabha constituency Dum Dum Uttar
Website north24parganas.nic.in

New Barrackpore (also spelt New Barrackpur) is a town and a municipality under Ghola police station of Barrackpore subdivision.[2] in North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Geography[edit]

New Barrackpore is 17 km from Sealdah Station on the Sealdah-Bangaon branch line of Eastern Railway.[3] It is part of the Kolkata Suburban Railway system. New Barrackpore is 22 km from Sealdah by road.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2001 Indian census,[4] New Barrackpore had a population of 83,183. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. In New Barrackpore, 7% of the population is under 6 years of age.The literacy rate is 95.19% where the male literacy rate is 97.66% and female literacy rate is 92.72%. The census for the year 2011 is soon to be published. Police Station of New Barrackpore is New Barrackpore

Education[edit]

New Barrackpore have three colleges which are B.T.College,Acharya Prafulla Chandra College,Acharya Prafulla Chandra College for commerce. Higher Secondary School for boys are New Barrackpore Colony Boys High School,Masunda Boys High School,Kodaliya Boys High School,Sahara Boys High School,Satinsen Nagar Boys High School. The Higher Secondary School for girls are New Barrackpore Colony Girls High School,Masunda Girls High School, Tapati Balika Vidhyabithi,Sahara Girls High School.

Culture[edit]

New Barrackpore hosts 'Pushpa Mela' every winter with many fascinating collections of many enterprising florists. 'Kristi' is a community auditorium where often cultural events are held.

Temples[edit]

Choto Bot Tala Kali Temples is very famous with the local people.Ma Samsan Kali Temple at Shajirhat is also attended by many devotees. A Kali temple made by Mr.Haripada Biswas attached to New Barrackpore Colony Girl's High School (formerly known Kalibari School) is also very famous.

History[edit]

New Barrackpore's population is primarily based on the descendents of refugees from Bangladesh(formally East Pakistan), who migrated here prior to 1950s due to turmoil in Bangladesh.

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