Khardaha

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Khardaha
খড়দহ
Khardah
Neighbourhood in Kolkata
Urban Agglomeration/City
Khardaha is located in Kolkata
Khardaha
Khardaha
Location in Kolkata
Coordinates: 22°43′N 88°23′E / 22.72°N 88.38°E / 22.72; 88.38Coordinates: 22°43′N 88°23′E / 22.72°N 88.38°E / 22.72; 88.38
Country  India
State West Bengal
City Kolkata
Government
 • Municipality Chairman Tapas Paul[1] (TMC)
Elevation 15 m (49 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 111,130
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code +91 33
Lok Sabha constituency Dum Dum
Vidhan Sabha constituency Khardaha
Website khardahmunicipality.in

Khardaha (Bengali: খড়দহ), also called Khardah or Kharda, is a city and municipality of Barrackpore subdivision[2] in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority.[3]

Geography[edit]

Kolkata new proposed metro rout (Baranagar - Barrackpore)

Khardaha is located at 22°43′N 88°23′E / 22.72°N 88.38°E / 22.72; 88.38.[4] It has an average elevation of 15 m (49 ft). It is a railway station on the Sealdah-Ranaghat section, sandwiched between Sodepur (to the south) and Titagarh (to the north). The railway station divides the city into two parts - the eastern part is known as Rahara, while the western part is known as Khardaha.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[5] Khardaha had a population of 108,496. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Khardaha has an average literacy rate of 95.50%, higher than the national average of 74.04%: male literacy is 96.20%, and female literacy is 92.50%. In Khardaha, 6.78% of the population is under 6 years of age.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official District Administration site Archived January 15, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "CENSUS OF INDIA 2001". web.cmc.net.in. Archived from the original on 2011-11-16. Retrieved 2012-09-08. 
  3. ^ "Base Map of Kolkata Metropolitan area". Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority. Retrieved 2007-09-03. 
  4. ^ "Khardah, India". fallingrain.com. Retrieved 2012-09-08. 
  5. ^ "Census of India 2011: Data from the 2011 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  6. ^ http://www.censusindia.gov.in/2011-prov-results/paper2/data_files/India2/Table_2_PR_Cities_1Lakh_and_Above.pdf

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