Singur (pronounced Shinggur) is a census town in Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Singur railway station is 34 km from Howrah Station on the Howrah-Tarakeswar line. It is 2 km ahead of Kamarkundu junction, the crossing point of Howrah-Bardhaman chord and Howrah-Tarakeshwar lines. It is on the Durgapur Expressway/ NH 2 connecting with Maheswarpur.
Singur is located at 22°49′N 88°14′E / 22.81°N 88.23°E. It has an average elevation of 14 metres (45 ft), and is situated on the Ganges delta. The several villages comprising Singur include Dewan bheri, Dobandi, Baburberi, Khasherberia, Joymolla, Ujjal Sangha, Beraberi, Bajemelia, Anandanagar, Ratanpur, Gopalnagor, Apurbopur, Jalaghata, Mirzapur, Bankipur, Bonchipota, Nabapally,Beleghata,Khosalpur,Pawnan,Gandarpukur,Choyani,Ratanpur 1 & 2, Singerbheri,Noyapara,Nashibpur,Hakimpur,Nanda,HabosPota Notun Bazar, Burashanti, Ghanashyampur etc. A river has crossed through one side of Singur.
As of 2001 India census, Singur had a population of 19,539. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Singur has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 71%. In Singur, 9% of the population is under 6 years of age. Purusottampur is the one of the most oldest village in Singur. Adi Biswalakhi Mandir, Dakat Kali Mandir, Santosimar Mandir and Shib Mandir are situated in this village.
Singur gained international media attention since Tata Motors started constructing a factory to manufacture their $2,500 car, the Tata Nano at Singur. The small car was scheduled to roll out of the factory by 2008. In October 2008 Tata announced that the factory will not be completed and the production of the Nano will be set up in Sanand, Gujarat.
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