Saktigarh, Siliguri

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Saktigarh
Saktigarh, Siliguri
city
Saktigarh is located in West Bengal
Saktigarh
Saktigarh
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 26°42′N 88°25′E / 26.70°N 88.41°E / 26.70; 88.41Coordinates: 26°42′N 88°25′E / 26.70°N 88.41°E / 26.70; 88.41
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Jalpaiguri district
Government
 • Mayor Smt. Gangotri Datta
Elevation 122 m (400 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 800,000
 • Density 41.43/km2 (107.3/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official BengaliEnglish
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 734 005
Telephone code 0353
Vehicle registration WB 74 / WB 73 2
Website www.siliguri.com

1The coordinates given here are in metric system and based upon the Microsoft Encarta Reference Library Map Center 2005

2 The Vehicle Code given here based upon the Siliguri Sub Divisional Court documentations.

Saktigarh is a developing part of Siliguri, Jalpaiguri district, West Bengal.

Education[edit]

The major Schools in Saktigarh include Saktigarh Vidyapith (H.S), Saktigarh Balika Bidyalaya and several primary schools.

Transport[edit]

A new road, named the third Mahananda Bridge, has been rebuilt connecting Burdwan Road (Nowkagath More) and Medical More. The road is planned to join to the west with Matigara, providing seamless communication from the Station Feeder Road in the south and Deshbandhu Road in the east to the Hill Cart Road in the central part of the city.

National Highway no. 31, 31A passes through Siliguri.

Sport[edit]

Cricket, Kho Kho, Taekwon-Do, chess and football are the five most popular sports here. The Saktigarh ground is the only cricket ground and matches are regularly held here.

The city is known for being the training ground for many Kho Kho players & cricketers, including Wriddhiman Saha.