Simla, West Bengal

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Simla is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°44′N 88°19′E / 22.74°N 88.32°E / 22.74; 88.32Coordinates: 22°44′N 88°19′E / 22.74°N 88.32°E / 22.74; 88.32
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Hooghly
Elevation 1,959 m (6,427 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 13,632
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Simla is a census town in Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is under Chinsurah police stations in Chinsurah subdivision.[1]


Simla is located at 22°44′N 88°19′E / 22.74°N 88.32°E / 22.74; 88.32.[2]


As of the 2001 Indian census,[3] Simla had a population of 13,632. Males constituted 51% of the population and females 49%. Simla had an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy was 77%, and female literacy was 67%. In Simla, 10% of the population was under 6 years of age.


  1. ^ District-wise list of statutory towns
  2. ^ "Yahoo maps of Simla". Yahoo maps. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.