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Census Town
Amtala is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Amtala is located in India
Location in India
Coordinates: 22°22′01″N 88°16′40″E / 22.3669°N 88.2777°E / 22.3669; 88.2777Coordinates: 22°22′01″N 88°16′40″E / 22.3669°N 88.2777°E / 22.3669; 88.2777
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictSouth 24 Parganas
CD blockBishnupur II
 • Total1.53 km2 (0.59 sq mi)
9 m (30 ft)
 • Total8,765
 • Density5,700/km2 (15,000/sq mi)
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code+91 33
Vehicle registrationWB-01 to WB-10, WB-19 to WB-22, WB-95 to WB-99
Lok Sabha constituencyDiamond Harbour
Vidhan Sabha constituencySatgachhia

Amtala is a census town under Bishnupur police station of Bishnupur II CD block in Alipore Sadar subdivision of South 24 Parganas district in the Indian State of West Bengal.


Cities and towns in the eastern part of Alipore Sadar subdivision (including Bishnupur I & II CD blocks) in South 24 Parganas district
M: municipal city/ town, CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre, N: neighbourhood
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

Area overview

Alipore Sadar subdivision is a most urbanized part of South 24 Parganas district. 59.85% of the population live in urban areas and 40.15% live in the rural areas. In the southern portion of the subdivision (shown in the map alongside) there are 15 census towns. The entire district is situated in the Ganges Delta and the subdivision, on the east bank of the Hooghly River, is an alluvial stretch, with industrial development.[1][2][3]

Note: The map alongside presents some of the notable locations in the subdivision. All places marked in the map are linked in the larger full screen map.


Amtala is located at 22°22′01″N 88°16′40″E / 22.3669°N 88.2777°E / 22.3669; 88.2777. It has an average elevation of 9 metres (30 ft).[4]

Bishnupur, Kanyanagar, Amtala, Ramkrishnapur, Kriparampur and Chak Enayetnagar (a little away) form a cluster of census towns, as per map of Bishnupur I CD block on page 207 and map of Bishnupur II CD block on page 233 of District Census Handbook 2011 for South 24 Parganas.[5]


As per 2011 Census of India, Amtala had a total population of 8,765, of which 4,416 (50%) were males and 4,349 (50%) were females. Population below 6 years was 829. The total number of literates was 6,896 (86.89% of the population over 6 years).[6]


As per the District Census Handbook 2011, Amtala covered an area of 1.53 km2. Among the civic amenities, it had 22 km roads with both open and covered drains. The protected water supply involved over-head tank. It had 200 domestic electric connections, 1,500 commercial connections and 100 road light points. Among the medical facilities it had 2 charitable hospitals/ nursing homes and 2 medicine shops. Among the educational facilities It had were 6 primary schools, the nearest middle, secondary, senior secondary schools at Pallishree 1 km away, the nearest general degree college at Vidyanagar 5 km away. It had 4 recognised shorthand, typewriting and vocational training institutes, 1 non-formal education centre (Sarba Siksha Abhiyan). Among the social, recreational and cultural facilities, it had 1 public library. Three important commodities it produced were dry flowers, plywood and brush. It had branches of 1 nationalised bank, 4 private commercial banks, 1 co-operative bank and 1 non-agricultural credit society.[7]


Udairampur Pallisree Sikshayatan is a higher secondary school established in 1946.[8]

Central Model School, Amtala, is a higher secondary school affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education - CBSE, Delhi.[9]


Amtala Rural Hospital with 50 beds is the major government medical facility in Bishnupur II CD block.[10]


  1. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 South Twety-four Parganas". Table 2.1 , 2.2, 2.4b. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Census of India 2011, West Bengal, District Census Handbook, South Twentyfour Parganas, Series – 20, Part XII-A, Village and Town Directory" (PDF). Page 13, Physiography. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  3. ^ "District Human Development Report: South 24 Parganas". Chapter 9: Sundarbans and the Remote Islanders, p 290-311. Development & Planning Department, Government of West Bengal, 2009. Archived from the original on 5 October 2016. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Amtala". wikimapia. Retrieved 3 September 2007.
  5. ^ "District Census Handbook South Twentyfour Parganas, Census of India 2011, Series 20, Part XII A" (PDF). Page 207 - Map of Bishnupur CD block, Page 233 – Map of Bishnupur II CD block. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  6. ^ "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". 2011 census: West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
  7. ^ "District Census Handbook South Twenty Four Parganas, Census of India 2011, Series 20, Part XII A" (PDF). Section II Town Directory, Pages 999-1006 Statement I: Status and Growth History, Pages 1006-1010; Statement II: Physical Aspects and Location of Towns, Pages 1010-1015; Statement III: Civic and other Amenities, Pages 1015-1019; Statement IV: Medical Facilities 2009, Pages 1019-1027 Statement V: Educational, Recreational and Cultural Facilities, Pages 1027- 1029: Statement VI:Industry and Banking:. Directorate of Census Operations V, West Bengal. Retrieved 9 November 2018.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  8. ^ "Udairampur Pallishree Sikshayatan". FindGlocal. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  9. ^ "Central Model School, Amtala". Find Glocal. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  10. ^ "Health & Family Welfare Department" (PDF). Health Statistics – Rural Hospitals. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 1 November 2019.