Begampur, India

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Census Town
Begampur is located in West Bengal
Begampur is located in India
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°44′N 88°14′E / 22.74°N 88.24°E / 22.74; 88.24Coordinates: 22°44′N 88°14′E / 22.74°N 88.24°E / 22.74; 88.24
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Hooghly
Nearest City Serampore
 • Type Municipal corporation
 • Body Nagar Palika
Elevation 15 m (49 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 10,487
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-WB
Vehicle registration WB
Lok Sabha constituency Hooghly
Vidhan Sabha constituency Singur

Begampur is a census town in Chanditala II CD Block in Hooghly district in the state of West Bengal, India. It is under Chanditala police station in Srirampore subdivision.[1]


As per 2011 Census of India, Begampur had a total population of 10,487 of which 5,405 (52%) were males and 5,082 (48%) were females. Population below 6 years was 802. The total number of literates in Begampur was 8,504 (87.81% of the population over 6 years).[2]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Begampur had a population of 9545. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Begampur has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 53% of the literates being male and 47% being female. 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Shantipur, Dhaniakhali, Begampur, and Farasdanga are the main cotton weaving centres in West Bengal which are involved in the weaving of fine-textured saris and dhotis. The saris of Begampur have deep and bright colours.[4] Begampur also produces the gorgeous jamdani saris.[5]


Begampur is 23 kilometres (14 mi) from Howrah on the Howrah-Bardhaman chord line and is part of the Kolkata Suburban Railway system.


  1. ^ "District-wise list of stautory towns". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  2. ^ "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". 2011 census: West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 14 June 2016. 
  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. ^ "Crafts and Artisans of India". Textiles of West Bengal. Archived from the original on 28 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  5. ^ "World of the Indian Woman". Jamdani, the gorgeous saris of Bengal. Retrieved 2009-01-28.