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Census Town
Dhanyakuria is located in West Bengal
Dhanyakuria is located in India
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°40′30″N 88°50′46″E / 22.6750850°N 88.8460060°E / 22.6750850; 88.8460060Coordinates: 22°40′30″N 88°50′46″E / 22.6750850°N 88.8460060°E / 22.6750850; 88.8460060
Country  India
State West Bengal
District North 24 Parganas
Population (2011)
 • Total 5,148
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 743437
Telephone code 03217
ISO 3166 code IN-WB
Vehicle registration WB
Lok Sabha constituency Basirhat
Vidhan Sabha constituency Basirhat Uttar
Website north24parganas.nic.in

Dhanyakuria is a census town in Basirhat II CD Block in Basirhat subdivision,[1] in North 24 Parganas district in the state of West Bengal, India. Basirhat police station serves this town.

It is famous for being the home of various noble families of Bengal, including the Sawoo House, Gain Rajbari and Ballabh Rajbari.[2][3]


As per 2011 Census of India Dhanyakuria had a total population of 5,148, of which 2,640 (51%) were males and 2,508 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 415. The total number of literates in Dhanyakuria was 4,069 (85.97 % of the population over 6 years).[4]

As of the 2001 India census,[5] Dhanyakuria had a population of 4,168. Males constitute 51% of the population. Dhanyakuria has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81% and, female literacy is 68%. In Dhanyakuria, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.


North 24 Parganas district is one of the areas where ground water is affected by arsenic contamination.[6]


  1. ^ District-wise list of statutory towns Archived July 21, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Calcutta, The Telegraph (6 December 2009). "Noble Families of Bengal". Somen Sengupta. 
  3. ^ Gupta, Amitabha (27 August 2014). ""English" Castle at a Village of Palaces". Wordpress. 
  4. ^ "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". 2011 census: West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 23 March 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. ^ "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. Retrieved 2007-08-24.