Rajpur Sonarpur

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Rajpur Sonarpur
রাজপুর সোনারপুর
Rajpur Sonarpur is located in West Bengal
Rajpur Sonarpur
Rajpur Sonarpur
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°25′N 88°25′E / 22.42°N 88.42°E / 22.42; 88.42Coordinates: 22°25′N 88°25′E / 22.42°N 88.42°E / 22.42; 88.42
Country  India
State West Bengal
District South 24 Parganas
Elevation 8.5 m (27.9 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total

14,112,536 (Urban)

4,23,806 (Rural)
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Jadavpur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Sonarpur Uttar, Sonarpur Dakshin
Website rajpursonarpurmunicipality.org

Rajpur Sonarpur is a city and a municipality under Sonarpur police station of Baruipur subdivision in South 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal.[1] While they form a common municipality both the places are also identified individually. It is situated in Greater Kolkata area adjacent to proper Kolkata.


Rajpur is located at 22°25′N 88°25′E / 22.41°N 88.42°E / 22.41; 88.42 It has an average elevation of 8 m (26 ft).

Sonarpur is located at 22°26′N 88°25′E / 22.43°N 88.42°E / 22.43; 88.42 It has an average elevation of 9 m (30 ft).


The area of Rajpur Sonarpur Municipality having Kolkata Pincodes of Rajpur Sonarpur area are follows:

700103 Narendrapur

700145 Malancha Mahinagar

700146 Kodalia

700147 Subhasgram

700148 Harinavi

700149 Rajpur

700150 Sonarpur

700151 Dakshin Jagatdal

700152 Panchpota

700153 Laskarpur

700154 Boral


As per provisional reports of Census India, population of Rajpur Sonarpur in 2011 is 423,806; of which male and female are 215,983 and 207,823 respectively. Although Rajpur Sonarpur city has population of 423,806; its urban / metropolitan population is 14,112,536 of which 7,319,682 are males and 6,792,854 are females. [2]

In education section, total literates in Rajpur Sonarpur city are 357,154 of which 188,374 are males while 168,780 are females. Average literacy rate of Rajpur Sonarpur city is 91.06 percent of which male and female literacy was 94.28 and 87.71 percent.[3]

The sex ratio of Rajpur Sonarpur city is 962 per 1000 males. Child sex ratio of girls is 952 per 1000 boys.[4]

Total children (0-6) in Rajpur Sonarpur city are 31,588 as per figure from Census India report on 2011. There were 16,186 boys while 15,402 are girls. The child forms 7.45 % of total population of Rajpur Sonarpur City.

With the partition of India there was a massive influx of refugees from East Pakistan into Kolkata and its peripheral areas. Of over a million refugees who entered West Bengal in 1950 alone settled mostly in squatter colonies between Naihati and Sonarpur on the east bank of the Hooghly and between Mogra and Uluberia on the west bank.[5]


There are many primary, secondary and higher secondary schools in this area. Some popular of them are, Sonarpur Vidyapith, Rajpur Vidyanidhi High School (local name  : Bangla School), Harinavi DVAS High School, Subhashini Balika Vidyalaya, Kamrabad High school for Boys and Girls, Padmamani Balika Vidyalaya, Atulkrishna High school, Sri Sri Sarada Vidyapith, Sonarpur Sishu Vidyapith, Shishu Niketan, Narendrapur Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya etc. There is also one general college (Sonarpur Mahavidyalaya) under the University of Calcutta and one private Engineering-Management college, Future Institute of Engineering and Management,Swami Vivekananda Institute of Science & Technology,Swami Vivekananda Institute Of Modern Science,Shree Ramkrishna Institute of Science & Technology.Giribala Primary school, Nafar Chandra Balika Vidyalaya(girls), Anukul Chandra High School(boys)are most famous schools


Healthcare is provided by Soanrpur Rural Hospital, situated at Subhasgram. This hospital provides round the clock emergency services including Specialist OPD/General OPD and Gynaecology & Obstetrics related Surgical treatments. High levels of arsenic in ground water was found in 12 blocks of the district. Water samples collected from tubewells in the affected places contained arsenic above the normal level (10 microgram a litre as specified by the World Health Organisation). The affected blocks are Baruipur, Bhangar I, Bhangar II, Bishnupur I, Bishnupur II, Basanti, Budge Budge, Canning I, Canning II, Sonarpur, Mograhat II and Joynagar.


Pilgrimage & Tourist Spot[edit]

The Bipadtarini Chandi Bari is Hindu Pilgrimage Sites and one of very known Hindu Pilgrimage sites recently situated in Rajpur.


  1. ^ "Census of India". District-wise list of stautory towns. Directorate of census operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 2007-09-02. 
  2. ^ "Census of India". 
  3. ^ "Census of India". 
  4. ^ "Census of India". 
  5. ^ Chatterjee, Nilanjana, The East Bengal Refugees – A Lesson in Survival, in Calcutta, the Living City, Vol II, edited by Sukanta Chaudhuri, pp 74-75, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-563697-X
  6. ^ "High arsenic levels in South". The Statesman, 24 June 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-09-03. 

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