Goghat II (community development block)

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Goghat II
গোঘাট II সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
community development block
Goghat II is located in West Bengal
Goghat II
Goghat II
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°54′19″N 87°38′56″E / 22.9051990°N 87.6489720°E / 22.9051990; 87.6489720Coordinates: 22°54′19″N 87°38′56″E / 22.9051990°N 87.6489720°E / 22.9051990; 87.6489720
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Hooghly
 • Total 190.02 km2 (73.37 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 143,353
 • Density 750/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Literacy 51.92%
Lok Sabha constituency Arambagh
Vidhan Sabha constituency Goghat
Website hooghly.gov.in

Goghat II (community development block) is an administrative division in Arambag subdivision of Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Goghat police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Kamarpukur.[1][2]


Kamarpukur is located at 22°54′19″N 87°38′56″E / 22.9051990°N 87.6489720°E / 22.9051990; 87.6489720.

Goghat II community development block has an area of 190.02  km2.[2]

Kamarpukur, the place where the headquarters of this block is situated, is the birthplace of Sri Ramkrishna.

The ruins of an Afghan era fort at Garh Mandaran, made famous by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay in his Durgeshnandini, is located in this block.

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Goghat II block/ panchayat samiti are: Bengai, Bhadanganj-Falui I, Bhadanganj-Falui II, Hazipur, Kamarpukur, Kumarganj, Mandarin, Paschimpara and Shyambazar.[3]


As per 2001 census, Goghat II block had a total population of 143,353, out of which 73,489 were males and 69,864 were females. Goghat II block registered a population growth of 15.95 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for Hooghly district was 15.72 per cent.[2] Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[4]


As per the 2001 census, Goghat II block had a total literacy of 51.92 per cent. While male literacy was 74.80 per cent, female literacy was 41.22 per cent.[5]


  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Hooghly district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-04-10. 
  2. ^ a b c "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 4, Hugli district". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-04-10. 
  3. ^ "No. 229 (Sanction)-PN/P/II/1G-5/2005(Pt.II) dated 02.02.09". Allotment No. 5 for five districts – Cooch Behar, Burdwan, Uttar Dinajpur, Hooghly and Bankura. Government of West Bengal - Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 
  4. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 
  5. ^ "Goghat II". Local Self-government. Hooghly Zilla Parishad. Retrieved 2011-08-04.