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Champadanga is located in West Bengal
Champadanga is located in India
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°50′N 87°58′E / 22.83°N 87.96°E / 22.83; 87.96Coordinates: 22°50′N 87°58′E / 22.83°N 87.96°E / 22.83; 87.96
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Hooghly
 • Body Gram panchayat
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 712401
Telephone code 91 3212
Vehicle registration WB

Champadanga is a suburb under Tarakeswar bloc and police station in Chandannagore subdivision of Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal.


Champadanga is located at 22°50′N 87°58′E / 22.83°N 87.96°E / 22.83; 87.96.


As per 2011 Census of India Chanpadanga had a total population of 12,518 of which 6,343 (51%) were males and 6,175 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 1,167. The total number of literates in Chanpadanga was 9,386 (82.69% of the population over 6 years).[1]


This is a rich agricultural area with several cold storages.[2] Chief products are potato and rice.


Rabindra Mahavidyalaya, Champadanga High School, Naskarpur Netaji Prathamik Vidyalaya, Champadanga Bijay Krishna Uchcha Balika Vidyalaya, Muktarpur High School (H.S), Muktarpur Khyantamayi Prathamik Vidyalaya etc.


The Howrah-Amta line of Martin's Light Railways was opened up to Domjur in 1897, and to Amta in 1898. An extension from Bargachhia junction to Antpur was opened in 1904, and a further extension to Champadanga in 1908.[3] The lines were in operation till their closure in 1971.[4]

The new Howrah-Amta broad gauge line project, including the Bargachia-Champadanga branch line, was sanctioned in 1974-75. The first 24-km stretch of the section from Howrah to Bargachia was completed in 1984 by South Eastern Railway along with electrification, and commissioned soon after. The 6 km long Bargachhia-Munsirhat stretch was inaugurated in 2000.[5] The Mahendralal Nagar-Amta section was finally opened in 2005.[6] However, the Bargachhia-Champadanga branch line is yet to be completed. According to the reply to a parliamentary question in 2006, land to be provided free of cost by the State Government as per Memorandum of Understanding, was still to be handed over.[7]


  1. ^ "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". 2011 census: West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "List of functioning Cold Storage of West Bengal District wise as on 18.01.07". West Bengal State Marketing Board. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  3. ^ "Howrah District (1909)". IRFCA. Retrieved 2009-01-27. 
  4. ^ "Howrah-Amta-Bargachia Line". Archived from the original on September 1, 2005. Retrieved 2009-01-27. 
  5. ^ "Howrah-Amta BG line section inaugurated". The Hindu Business Line, 24 July 2000. Retrieved 2009-01-27. 
  6. ^ "Lalu remote-launches 2 S-E Rly projects". The Hindu Business Line, 1 January 2005. Retrieved 2009-01-27. 
  7. ^ "RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 2689 TO BE ANSWERED ON 15.12.2006". Retrieved 2009-01-27.