Bangaon

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Bangaon
City
Bangaon is located in West Bengal
Bangaon
Bangaon
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°04′N 88°49′E / 23.07°N 88.82°E / 23.07; 88.82Coordinates: 23°04′N 88°49′E / 23.07°N 88.82°E / 23.07; 88.82
Country  India
State West Bengal
District North 24 Parganas
Government
 • Municipality Chairman Shri. Shankar Adhaya
Elevation 7 m (23 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 110,668
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Bangaon
Vidhan Sabha constituency Bangaon Uttar
Website north24parganas.nic.in

Bangaon (Bengali: বনগাঁ) is a city and a municipality in North 24 Parganas district in the state of West Bengal, India. Bangaon is headquarters of Bangaon subdivision. Sankar Adhya is the present chairperson of the municipality.[1]

Geography[edit]

Bangaon is located at 23°04′N 88°49′E / 23.07°N 88.82°E / 23.07; 88.82.[2] It has an average elevation of 7 metres (22 feet). It is the last station on the Sealdah-Bangaon section of Eastern Railway, 77 km from Sealdah Station.[3] It is part of the Kolkata Suburban Railway system. The Sealdah – Bangaon railway was built between 1882 and 1884.[4] Arsenic contamination is a major concern in this area.[5]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census, Bangaon municipality had a population of 110,668, out of which 56,416 were males and 54,252 were females. The 0–6 years population was 8,452. Effective literacy rate for the 7+ population was 90.25 per cent.[6]

As of 2001 India census,[7] Bangaon had a population of 102,115. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Bangaon has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 55% of the males and 45% of females literate. 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Education[edit]

Dinabandhu Mahavidyalay is the only degree college in Bangaon which is currently affiliated to West Bengal State University (formerly affiliated to University of Calcutta[8]).[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bongaon Municipality Retrieved 24 July 2012
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Bangaon
  3. ^ Eastern Railway time table.
  4. ^ Chaudhuri, Sukanta, The Railway Comes to Calcutta, in Calcutta, the Living City, Vol. I, edited by Sukanta Chaudhuri, p. 239, Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-563696-3.
  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. 
  6. ^ "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-21. 
  7. ^ "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. 
  8. ^ Dinabandhu Mahavidyalay History Retrieved 15 July 2012
  9. ^ "Affiliated College of West Bengal State University".  Retrieved 15 July 2012