Bijpur, North 24 Parganas

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Bijpur
বিজপুর
Bizpore
City
Nickname(s): Heritage city
Bijpur is located in West Bengal
Bijpur
Bijpur
Bijpur is located in India
Bijpur
Bijpur
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°56′N 88°26′E / 22.93°N 88.43°E / 22.93; 88.43Coordinates: 22°56′N 88°26′E / 22.93°N 88.43°E / 22.93; 88.43
Country  India
State West Bengal
District North 24 Parganas
Area
 • Total 21 km2 (8 sq mi)
Elevation 13 m (43 ft)
Demonym(s) Bijpurian
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration WB
Lok Sabha constituency Barrackpore
Vidhan Sabha constituency Bijpur
Website north24parganas.nic.in

Bijpur is a city with a police station in Barrackpore subdivision of North 24 Parganas district in the state of West Bengal, India. It has a rich heritage. It mainly consists of three adjacent towns, namely Kanchrapara, Halisahar, and Hazinagar, the largest being Kanchrapara, with an area of 9.8 sq. km. The town, Kanchrapara, is old and developed towns. In recent years, the area of Kanchrapara has attracted large multinational business companies, including. There is Kanchrapara Railway Workshop, near Bijpur police station which was established in 1863, now serving as a department of the Indian Railways. Halisahar is another town lying to the south of Kanchrapara. It ranked first in the category of the cleanest city of West Bengal. This town has the well knowned Ramprasad Kalibaari or birth place of Ramprasad Sen. Hazinagar is a sub-urban area, slightly underdeveloped than Kanchrapara and Halisahar. The maximum area of Bijpur situated in the bank of Bhagirathi River.[1]

Geography[edit]

Bijpur is located at 22°56′N 88°26′E / 22.93°N 88.43°E / 22.93; 88.43.[2] It has an average elevation of 13 metres (43 feet).

Economy[edit]

Bhusan Steel, which is setting up a 2 million tonne integrated steel and power plant at Salanpur in Bardhaman district, will set up a cold rolled unit at Bijpur. Covering 100 acres (0.40 km2) of land this project will have a capacity of five lakh tons. It was cleared by West Bengal government on 22 August 2007.[3][4]

Healthcare[edit]

North 24 Parganas district has been identified as one of the areas where ground water is affected by arsenic contamination. In Bijpur Kanchrapara, there are few Nursing Homes, Polyclinics and Hospitals include Kanchrapara's Shibani Hospital and Halisahar's Naanna Hospital.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Police stations and Mouzas". Barrackpore sub division. Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-23. 
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Bijpur
  3. ^ "WB cabinet clears industrial projects". Press Trust of India. NDTV profit. Retrieved 2007-08-23. [dead link]
  4. ^ "More industries in state cleared". The Statesman, 23 August 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-08-24. 
  5. ^ "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.