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Census Town
Kalara is located in West Bengal
Kalara is located in India
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°35′N 88°11′E / 22.59°N 88.19°E / 22.59; 88.19Coordinates: 22°35′N 88°11′E / 22.59°N 88.19°E / 22.59; 88.19
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Howrah
Population (2011)
 • Total 27,210
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 711411
Vehicle registration WB
Lok Sabha constituency Howrah
Vidhan Sabha constituency Domjur
Website howrah.gov.in

Kolorah, earlier known as Kalara, is a census town in Domjur (community development block) under Domjur police station in Sadar subdivision of Howrah district in the Indian state of West Bengal.[1]


Kalara is located at 22°35′30″N 88°11′47″E / 22.5918°N 88.19649°E / 22.5918; 88.19649

It is broadly subdivided into four zones

  1. South Kolorah, has a madrasah named Majahirul Ulum Islamia Senior Madrasah, Karbala G M Primary School and Kolorah Haji Abdul Ohab Institution. There is a market named Karbala Bazar and one Primary Health Centre.
  2. North Kolorah,has a Bazar, Kolorah High School and a Madrasah
  3. Maddhya (Middle) Kolorah
  4. New Kolorah


As per 2011 Census of India Kalara had a total population of 27,210 of which 14,102 (52%) were males and 13,108 (48%) were females. Population below 6 years was 3,304. The total number of literates in Kalara was 19,309 (80.77 % of the population over 6 years).[2]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Kalara had a population of 23,129. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Kalara has an average literacy rate of 64%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 68%, and female literacy is 60%. In Kalara, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Most of the people of Kolorah are zari workers and some are tailors by profession, they work in Kolkata Barabazar.


  1. ^ "District-wise list of statutory towns". Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  2. ^ "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". 2011 census: West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 11 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "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.