Kakdwip

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Kakdwip
City
Kakdwip is located in West Bengal
Kakdwip
Kakdwip
Location in West Bengal, India
Kakdwip is located in India
Kakdwip
Kakdwip
Kakdwip (India)
Coordinates: 21°52′34″N 88°11′07″E / 21.8760°N 88.1853°E / 21.8760; 88.1853Coordinates: 21°52′34″N 88°11′07″E / 21.8760°N 88.1853°E / 21.8760; 88.1853
Country  India
State West Bengal
Division Presidency
District South 24 Parganas
Area
 • Total 5.36 km2 (2.07 sq mi)
Elevation 3 m (10 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 19,368
 • Density 3,600/km2 (9,400/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Bengali, Hindi, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 743347
Telephone code +91 3210 255/256/257
Vehicle registration WB-19, WB-20, WB-22, WB-22U
Lok Sabha constituency Mathurapur (SC)
Vidhan Sabha constituency Kakdwip
Website www.s24pgs.gov.in

Kakdwip is a city of South 24 Parganas district in the Indian State of West Bengal. It is situated on the eastern banks of the Hooghly River quite near where the river meets the Bay of Bengal. It is the headquarters of the Kakdwip subdivision and also the seat for the Sub-Divisional Court. The Sundarban Police District is responsible for law enforcement in the city.

Demographics[edit]

As per 2011 Census of India, Kakdwip city had a total population of 19,368, of which 9,896 (51%) were males and 9,472 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 1,872. A total of 14,173 people were literate (81.00 % of the population over 6 years).[1]

Geography[edit]

Kakdwip city is located at 21°52′34″N 88°11′07″E / 21.8760°N 88.1853°E / 21.8760; 88.1853. It has an average elevation of 3 metres (9.8 ft).[2]

Climate[edit]

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as tropical wet and dry (Aw).

Climate data for Kakdwip
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 25.4
(77.7)
27.7
(81.9)
31.4
(88.5)
33.1
(91.6)
33.4
(92.1)
32.3
(90.1)
30.7
(87.3)
30.8
(87.4)
31.2
(88.2)
30.8
(87.4)
28.1
(82.6)
25.1
(77.2)
30
(86)
Daily mean °C (°F) 19.9
(67.8)
22.7
(72.9)
27
(81)
29.3
(84.7)
30
(86)
29.5
(85.1)
28.5
(83.3)
28.6
(83.5)
28.5
(83.3)
27.5
(81.5)
23.5
(74.3)
20
(68)
26.3
(79.3)
Average low °C (°F) 14.5
(58.1)
17.7
(63.9)
22.6
(72.7)
25.6
(78.1)
26.7
(80.1)
26.8
(80.2)
26.4
(79.5)
26.4
(79.5)
25.9
(78.6)
24.2
(75.6)
19
(66)
14.6
(58.3)
22.5
(72.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 14
(0.55)
17
(0.67)
20
(0.79)
34
(1.34)
96
(3.78)
244
(9.61)
323
(12.72)
322
(12.68)
321
(12.64)
172
(6.77)
30
(1.18)
1
(0.04)
1,594
(62.77)
Source: Climate-Data.org (altitude: 7m)[3]

Spirituality & Culture[edit]

The Yogiraj Shyamacharan Sanatan Mission is located in the city, and is a centre for the spread and preservation of Kriya yoga of Lahiri Mahasaya. The institute campus also hosts a temple of Lahiri Mahasaya.

Transport[edit]

NH–117 and the Sealdah (South) – Namkahna line passes through Kakdwip city.[4]

Private Bus Routes
SD Series Bus Routes
STA Bus Routes
WBSTC Bus Routes
SBSTC Bus Routes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". 2011 census: West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Kakdwip, India Page". Falling Rain Genomics.
  3. ^ "Climate: Kakdwip - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 2014-01-14.
  4. ^ "Rationalisation of Numbering Systems of National Highways" (PDF). New Delhi: Department of Road Transport and Highways. Retrieved 7 February 2017.