Baduria

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Baduria
Town
Baduria is located in West Bengal
Baduria
Baduria
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°44′N 88°47′E / 22.74°N 88.79°E / 22.74; 88.79Coordinates: 22°44′N 88°47′E / 22.74°N 88.79°E / 22.74; 88.79
Country  India
State West Bengal
District North 24 Parganas
Government
 • Municipality Chairman Diponker Bhartterje
Elevation 8 m (26 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 47,418
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-WB
Lok Sabha constituency Basirhat
Vidhan Sabha constituency Baduria
Website http://baduriamunicipality.in

Baduria is a town and a municipality and police station of Basirhat subdivision[1] in North 24 Parganas district in the state of West Bengal, India.

Geography[edit]

Baduria is located at 22°44′N 88°47′E / 22.74°N 88.79°E / 22.74; 88.79.[2] It has an average elevation of 8 metres (26 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Baduria had a population of 47,418. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Baduria has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 55% of the males and 45% of females literate. 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Healthcare[edit]

Baduria is one of the areas where ground water is affected by arsenic contamination.[4]

References[edit]

The Berachampa-Baduria road at Baduria sub-post office.
  1. ^ District-wise list of statutory towns Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Baduria
  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. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-24.