Bhadreswar, Hooghly

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Bhadreswar is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°49′N 88°21′E / 22.82°N 88.35°E / 22.82; 88.35Coordinates: 22°49′N 88°21′E / 22.82°N 88.35°E / 22.82; 88.35
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Hooghly
Nearest City Chandannagar and Serampore
Elevation 2 m (7 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 101,477
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 712124
Lok Sabha constituency Hooghly
Vidhan Sabha constituency Chandannagar

Bhadreswar /bəˈdrɛswər/ is a town and a municipality in Hooghly district in the state of West Bengal, India. It is a police station in Chandannagar subdivision.[1] It is a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority.[2]


Bhadreswar is located at 22°49′N 88°21′E / 22.82°N 88.35°E / 22.82; 88.35. It has an average elevation of 2 metres (6 feet).It is situated by the River Hooghly.It is one of the beautiful places in Hooghly district.


As per 2011 Census of India Bhadreswar had a total population of 101,477 of which 53,330 (53%) were males and 48,147 (47%) were females. Population below 6 years was 9,580. The total number of literates in Bhadreswar was 79,498 (86.51% of the population over 6 years).[3]

The following Municipalities and Census Towns in Hooghly district were part of Kolkata Urban Agglomeration in 2011 census: Bansberia (M), Hugli-Chinsurah (M), Bara Khejuria (Out Growth), Shankhanagar (CT), Amodghata (CT), Chak Bansberia (CT), Naldanga (CT), Kodalia (CT), Kulihanda (CT), Simla (CT), Dharmapur (CT), Bhadreswar (M), Champdani (M), Chandannagar (M Corp.), Baidyabati (M), Serampore (M), Rishra (M), Rishra (CT), Bamunari (CT), Dakshin Rajyadharpur (CT), Nabagram Colony (CT), Konnagar (M), Uttarpara Kotrung (M), Raghunathpur (PS-Dankuni) (CT), Kanaipur (CT) and Keota (CT).[4]

As of 2001 India census,[5] Bhadreswar had a population of 105,944. Males constitute 74% of the population and females 45%. Bhadreswar has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 59% of the males and 41% of the females literate. 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Jute mills drew in a large labour force from the neighbouring states of Bihar and Orissa, as well as eastern Uttar Pradesh, quite often forming an overwhelming majority of the population in the area, living in shanty towns and bustees dotting the mill area. The proportion of migrants in the population was 80% in Bhadreswar.[6]


  1. ^ District-wise list of statutory towns
  2. ^ "Base Map of Kolkata Metropolitan area". Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority. Retrieved 2007-09-03. 
  3. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 15 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011" (PDF). Constituents of Urban Agglomeration Having Population Above 1 Lakh. Census of India 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ Goswami, Onkar, Calcutta’s Economy 1918-1970 The fall from Grace in Calcutta, the Living City, Vol II, edited by Sukanta Chaudhuri, p. 90, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-563697-X

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