Sonatikiri

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Sonatikiri
Town
Sonatikiri is located in West Bengal
Sonatikiri
Sonatikiri
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°41′N 88°35′E / 22.68°N 88.59°E / 22.68; 88.59Coordinates: 22°41′N 88°35′E / 22.68°N 88.59°E / 22.68; 88.59
Country  India
State West Bengal
District North 24 Parganas
Elevation 11 m (36 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 6,628
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Website north24parganas.nic.in

Sonatikiri is a census town under Gaighata police station of Bangaon subdivision[1] in North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Geography[edit]

Sonatikiri is located at 22°41′N 88°35′E / 22.68°N 88.59°E / 22.68; 88.59.[2] It has an average elevation of 11 m (36 ft).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Sonatikiri had a population of 6628. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Sonatikiri has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 79%, and female literacy is 70%. In Sonatikiri, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Healthcare[edit]

North 24 Parganas district has been identified as one of the areas where ground water is affected by arsenic contamination.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ District-wise list of statutory towns
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Sonatikiri
  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. 
  4. ^ "Groundwater Arsenic contamination in West Bengal-India (19 years study )". Groundwater arsenic contamination status of North 24-Parganas district, one of the nine arsenic affected districts of West Bengal-India. SOES. Retrieved 2007-08-24.