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Harinavi is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°16′N 88°15′E / 22.26°N 88.25°E / 22.26; 88.25Coordinates: 22°16′N 88°15′E / 22.26°N 88.25°E / 22.26; 88.25
Country  India
State West Bengal
District South 24 Parganas
Population (2001)
 • Total 336,390
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 700148
Website s24pgs.gov.in

Harinavi is a town and a municipality under Sonarpur police station of Baruipur subdivision in South 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal.[1] While they form a common municipality both the places are also identified individually.


Harinavi is located at 22°16′N 88°15′E / 22.26°N 88.25°E / 22.26; 88.25.


As of 2001 India census,[2] Harinavi is situated in Rajpur Sonarpur Municipality have area and population of 55.30 km2. and 336,707 respectively. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Harinavi has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 73%. In Harinavi, 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.

With the partition of India there was a massive influx of refugees from East Pakistan into Kolkata and its peripheral areas. Of over a million refugees who entered West Bengal in 1950 alone settled mostly in squatter colonies between Naihati and Harinavi on the east bank of the Hooghly and between Mogra and Uluberia on the west bank.[3]


There are two major schools in the locality, one is a boy school called Harinavi DVAS High School and the other one is a girl school called Subhashini Balika Vidyalaya.


In the 2006 elections to the state assembly Shyamal Naskar of Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)) won the Sonarpur assembly seat reserved for scheduled castes defeating his nearest rival Nirmal Chandra Mandal of All India Trinamool Congress (AITC). In 2001, Nirmal Chandra Mandal of AITC defeated Abha Mandal of CPI(M). Bhadreswar Mondal of CPI(M) defeated Nirmal Mandal of Indian National Congress (INC) in 1996 and 1991, and Sovaranjan Sardar of INC in 1986. Gangadhar Naskar of CPI(M) defeated Ramkanta Mandal of ICS in 1982 and Gourhari Sardar of INC in 1977.[4]

Harinavi is part of Calcutta South (Lok Sabha constituency) [5]

See also[edit]

  • Ramtanu Lahiri O Tatkalin Bangasamaj
  • "Harinavi Balak Sangha" is a renowned club of Harinavi. "Harinavi Balak Sangha"has been organizing Durga Puja/Sarodotsav during the last 49 years and especially from 2012 in a befitting and gorgeous manner since 1963[citation needed].


  1. ^ "Census of India". District-wise list of stautory towns. Directorate of census operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 2007-09-02. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ Chatterjee, Nilanjana, The East Bengal Refugees – A Lesson in Survival, in Calcutta, the Living City, Vol II, edited by Sukanta Chaudhuri, pp 74-75, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-563697-X
  4. ^ "109 – Sonarpur (SC) Assembly Constituency". Partywise comparison since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-01-30. 
  5. ^ "General election to the Legislative Assembly, 2001 – List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2007-10-08. 
  • Atiter Brahmo Samaj (Brahmo Samaj of the Past) in Bengali by Troilokya Nath Deb, first published 1921.
  • Ramtanu Lahiri O Tatkalin Banga Samaj in Bengali by Sivanath Sastri
  • Sansad Bangali Charitabhidhan (Biographical dictionary) in Bengali edited by Subodh Chandra Sengupta and Anjali Bose