Garulia

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Garulia
গারুলিয়া
Town
Garulia is located in West Bengal
Garulia
Garulia
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°49′N 88°22′E / 22.82°N 88.37°E / 22.82; 88.37Coordinates: 22°49′N 88°22′E / 22.82°N 88.37°E / 22.82; 88.37
Country  India
State West Bengal
District North 24 Parganas
Government
 • Municipality Chairman Sunil Singh [1]
Elevation 13 m (43 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 76,309
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 743133
Telephone code 91 33
ISO 3166 code IN-WB
Website north24parganas.nic.in

Garulia is a town and a municipality under Noapara police stations of Barrackpore subdivision[2] in North 24 Parganas district in the state of West Bengal, India. It is a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority.[3] Garulia Municipality is sub-divided into 20 wards for the purpose of municipal election and functions.

Geography[edit]

Garulia is located at 22°49′N 88°22′E / 22.82°N 88.37°E / 22.82; 88.37.[4] It has an average elevation of 13 metres. Cool air blows in winter and very heavy rain falls in summer. Inhabitants are Hindus, Muslims and others. The Bengalis are people of Bangladesh and Indian Bengalis. There are ferry services which continue until midnight. (43 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[5] Garulia had a population of 76,309. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Garulia has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 79%, and female literacy is 67%. In Garulia, 10% of the population is under six years of age.

Healthcare[edit]

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

Mosques[edit]

Garulia have several mandir also. Sitla Mandir is one of the oldest temples in Garulia. One There is one Holy Murali Manohar mandir in Garulia Bazar.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official District Administration site Archived January 15, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ District-wise list of statutory towns Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Base Map of Kolkata Metropolitan area". Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-09-03. 
  4. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Garulia
  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.