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Census Town
Khatra is located in West Bengal
Khatra is located in India
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°59′N 86°51′E / 22.98°N 86.85°E / 22.98; 86.85Coordinates: 22°59′N 86°51′E / 22.98°N 86.85°E / 22.98; 86.85
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Bankura
Elevation 154 m (505 ft)
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 722140
Telephone code 91 3243
Vehicle registration WB
Lok Sabha constituency Bankura
Vidhan Sabha constituency Ranibandh

Khatra is a census town and headquarters of Khatra subdivision of Bankura District, in the state of West Bengal, India.[1]


Khatra is in the south-west of Bankura District, which is itself to the west of the southern part of West Bengal. Khatra is located at 22°59′N 86°51′E / 22.98°N 86.85°E / 22.98; 86.85, and has an average elevation of 154 m (505 ft).[2]

The Kangsabati irrigation project partly covers the Khatra sub-division, with the Kangsabati dam being important for farming in the districts of Bankura and Paschim Medinipur.


As per 2011 Census of India Khatra had a total population of 7,382 of which 3,774 (51%) were males and 3,608 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 672. The total number of literates in Khatra was 5,658 (84.32% of the population over 6 years).[3]

Police stations[edit]

Khatra police station has jurisdiction over Khatra CD Block. The area covered is 229.68 km2 with a population of 117,022.[4][5]

Khatra Subdivision Women police station started on 1 July 2016 and has jurisdiction over whole of Khatra subdivision.[6]

CD Block HQ[edit]

The headquarters of Khatra CD Block are located at Khatra.[7]


Khatra Adibasi Mahavidyalaya is an undergraduate college, located 3 km away from Khatra town, was established in 1979. Affiliated to University of Burdwan it offers honours courses in Bengali, Santhali, English, Sanskrit, history, philosophy, accountancy and mathematics. It also offers general courses in arts, science and commerce.[8][9]


Khatra has a Subdivisional Hospital with 100 beds.[10]There was no sub-divisional hospital until 2006. After delays due to water shortage, the hospital was opened by West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, on November 18, 2006.[11]

Khatra Block Public Health Centre functions as the central facility for Khatra CD Block, with two Public Health Centres at Beniabaid and Simla and 24 subcentres.[10]


The Golden Jubilee of the Kangsabati movement was celebrated in Khatra on August 30–31, 2006.

The Bratachari movement, pioneered by Gurusaday Dutt, has much support in the area.[citation needed]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Official District Website Archived 2008-07-25 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Khatra
  3. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Bankura". Tables 2.1, 2.2. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "Khatra PS". Bankura District Police. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "Khatra Subdivision Women PS". Bankura District Police. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "District Census Handbook: Bankura" (PDF). Map of Bankura with CD Block HQs and Police Stations (on the fifth page). Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal, 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2016. 
  8. ^ "Khatra Adibasi Mahavidyalaya". KAM. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "Khatra Adibasi Mahavidyalaya". University of Burdwan. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
  10. ^ a b "Status of Health and FW Services in Bankura District". Chief Medical Officer of Health, Bankura. Retrieved 11 December 2016. 
  11. ^ The Telegraph 4 December 2003