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Census Town
Baneshwarpur is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Baneshwarpur is located in India
Location in India
Coordinates: 22°18′39″N 88°15′48″E / 22.3108°N 88.2632°E / 22.3108; 88.2632Coordinates: 22°18′39″N 88°15′48″E / 22.3108°N 88.2632°E / 22.3108; 88.2632
StateWest Bengal
DistrictSouth 24 Parganas
CD blockFalta
 • Total2.0718 km2 (0.7999 sq mi)
 • Total4,741
 • Density2,300/km2 (5,900/sq mi)
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code+91 3174
Vehicle registrationWB-19 to WB-22, WB-95 to WB-99
Lok Sabha constituencyDiamond Harbour
Vidhan Sabha constituencyFalta

Baneshwarpur is a census town within the jurisdicition of the Falta police station in the Falta CD block in the Diamond Harbour subdivision of the South 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal.


Cities and towns in the western part of Diamond Harbour subdivision (including Falta, Diamond Harbour I & II, Kulpi CD blocks) in South 24 Parganas district
M: municipal city/ town, CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre, N: neighbourhood, H: historical place/ religious centre
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

Area overview[edit]

Diamond Harbour subdivision is a rural subdivision with patches of urbanization. Only 14.61% of the population lives in the urban areas and an overwhelming 85.39% lives in the rural areas. In the western portion of the subdivision (shown in the map alongside) there are 11 census towns. The entire district is situated in the Ganges Delta and the western part, located on the east bank of the Hooghly River, is covered by the Kulpi Diamond Harbour Plain, which is 5-6 metres above sea level. Archaeological excavations at Deulpota and Harinarayanpur, on the bank of the Hooghly River indicate the existence of human habitation more than 2,000 years ago.[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.


Baneshwarpur is located at 22°18′39″N 88°15′48″E / 22.3108°N 88.2632°E / 22.3108; 88.2632

Hasimnagar, Baneshwarpur of the Falta CD block and Ajodhyanagar, Sirakol of the Magrahat I CD block form a cluster of census towns.[4]


According to the 2011 Census of India, Baneshwarpur had a total population of 4,741 of which 2,423 (51%) were males and 2,318 (49%) were females. There were 538 persons in the age range of 0-6 years. The total number of literate persons in Baneshwarpur was 3,507 (83.44% of the population over 6 years).[5]


According to the District Census Handbook 2011, Baneshwarpur covered an area of 2.0718 km2. Among the civic amenities, the protected water supply involved tap water from treated sources and hand pumps. It had 430 domestic electric connections. Among the medical facilities it had a dispensary/ health centre 4 km away. Among the educational facilities it had were 2 primary schools, 1 middle school, 1 secondary schools, 1 senior secondary school, the nearest general degree college at Sirakol 0.5 km away.[6]


Baneshwarpur is on the Sirakol-Usthi Road.[7]


  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. ^ "District Census Handbook: South 24 Parganas, Series 20, Part XII B" (PDF). Map of Falta CD block on page 471 and map of Magrahat I CD block on page 445. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal, 2011. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  5. ^ "CD block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". West Bengal – District-wise CD blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  6. ^ "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 25 November 2019.
  7. ^ Google maps