Champapukur

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Champapukur
চাঁপাপুকুর
village
Champapukur is located in West Bengal
Champapukur
Champapukur
Champapukur is located in India
Champapukur
Champapukur
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°39′26″N 88°48′47″E / 22.657151°N 88.813128°E / 22.657151; 88.813128Coordinates: 22°39′26″N 88°48′47″E / 22.657151°N 88.813128°E / 22.657151; 88.813128
Country  India
State West Bengal
District North 24 Parganas district
Block Basirhat II (community development block)
Government
 • Panchayat Pradhan NEPAL CHANDRA HALDER
 • MP IDRIS ALI
 • MLA ATM ABDULLAH[1]
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 743291
Telephone code 91 3217 249, 279
ISO 3166 code IN-WB
Vehicle registration WB26
Lok Sabha constituency Basirhat
Vidhan Sabha constituency Basirhat Uttar
Website north24parganas.nic.in

Champapukur (Bengali: চাঁপাপুকুর Champapukur) is a village in Basirhat, West Bengal, India and this is also Gram Panchayat of Basirhat II (community development block). Champapukur is a connection hub of nearby villages.

Names[edit]

Champapukur is named after a pond which even today is at the heart of the village.

Geography[edit]

Champapukur is located in the Ganges Brahmaputra delta region in the district of North 24 parganas, West Bengal state in the eastern India. The Bangladesh border - at Taki is situated about 20 km from here.

The average altitude is 11 metres. Ichamati River at Basirhat is just 6 km from here. Also Champapukur have many ponds.

Champapukur is 58 km from Sealdah Station on the Sealdah–Hasnabad line of Eastern Railway.

Climate[edit]

The climate is tropical — like the rest of the Gangetic West Bengal. The hallmark is the Monsoon — from early June to mid September. The weather remains dry during the winter (mid November to mid February) and humid during summer.

Temperature :41 °C in May(Max) and 10 °C in January(Min)

Relative Humidity: Between 50% in March & 90% in July

Rainfall: 1,579mm(Normal)[2]

Amenities[edit]

Amenities in the village include schools, library, post office, telephone, mobile network, cable network and a bank. It has a beautiful playground.

Economy[edit]

The main economic industry is agriculture. Although some people are associated in government service and business.

Major Points[edit]

Hatkhola: Hatkhola is the prime market here. People gather here, play cards make an amicable atmosphere.
Champapukur Rail Gate: This is another junction of rail station and many other para roads.
Rajapur or Kharua Rajapur: is a nearby market where all kinds of necessary commodities are available.

Transport[edit]

Champapukur is well connected by trains and buses, auto rickshaws and cycle vans.

Road[edit]

Champapukur is communicated with Basirhat in the east, Kholapota at the north and Malancha at south. The Taki Road (SH 35) is just 2 km from here.

Rail[edit]

Champapukur [3] is also connected by railways. This is a station of Hasnabad-Basirhat line of Kolkata Suburban Railway.

Culture[edit]

The main feature one can find in this village is the bonding among the people. Durga Puja and Kali Puja are the main festival here. Apart from that there is a Basanti Puja, Neel Puja.Saraswati puja is also very famous. People of age 8 to 80 participate in the puja and enjoy at their best.The main thing is that there is no religious bar on those festivals, people from all communities, castes, religions can enjoy the festival with great commitment and harmony.

Hazratalar Mela (Charok Mela) is an old and famous religious gathering held on penultimate day of Bengali month Chaitra (Mid of April each year). People from various community come from many parts of Bengal to dedicate their puja for Lord Shiva.

Sports[edit]

Football and Cricket are very popular games played here. CSA organizes football tournament each year where many teams from Basirhat to Kolkata participate.

Clubs[edit]

  • C.S.A. is the most familiar club here.
  • Rakhisangha is another familiar club.

Education[edit]

Champapukur has a very good schooling facility.

Schools[edit]

The schools are either run by the state government or by private organisations. Schools mainly use English or Bengali as the medium of instruction. The schools are belongs to WBBSE, WBCHSE and ICSE.

College[edit]

Basirhat Mahabodhi College of Education:[4] This B.Ed. college is privately run college and is affiliated with West Bengal State University.
Basirhat College is only 5 km from here.

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