Lakshmikantapur

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Lakshmikantapur
Village
Lakshmikantapur is located in West Bengal
Lakshmikantapur
Lakshmikantapur
Location in West Bengal
Lakshmikantapur is located in India
Lakshmikantapur
Lakshmikantapur
Location in India
Coordinates: 22°06′36″N 88°19′15″E / 22.1099°N 88.3209°E / 22.1099; 88.3209Coordinates: 22°06′36″N 88°19′15″E / 22.1099°N 88.3209°E / 22.1099; 88.3209
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictSouth 24 Parganas
CD BlockMandirbazar
Area
 • Total0.75 km2 (0.29 sq mi)
Elevation
7 m (23 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total3,966
 • Density5,300/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
743345
Telephone code+91 3174
Vehicle registrationWB-19 to WB-22, WB-95 to WB-99
Lok Sabha constituencyMathurapur (SC)
Vidhan Sabha constituencyMandirbazar (SC)
Websitewww.s24pgs.gov.in

Lakshmikantapur is a village within the jurisdiction of the Mandirbazar police station in the Mandirbazar CD block in the Diamond Harbour subdivision of the South 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Geography[edit]

Cities and towns in the eastern part of Diamond Harbour subdivision (including Magrahat I & II, Mandirbazar, Mathurapur I & II CD blocks) in South 24 Parganas district
M: municipal city/ town, CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre, N: neighbourhood
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

Area overview[edit]

Diamond Harbour subdivision is a rural subdivision with patches of urbanization. Only 14.61% of the population lives in the urban areas and an overwhelming 85.39% lives in the rural areas. In the eastern portion of the subdivision (shown in the map alongside) there are 24 census towns. The entire district is situated in the Ganges Delta and the eastern part of the district is a flat plain area with small towns, many in clusters. Location of places in the larger map varies a little. It is an Open Street Map, while we are using coordinates as in Google maps.[1][2][3]

Note: The map alongside presents some of the notable locations in the subdivision. All places marked in the map are linked in the larger full screen map.

Location[edit]

Lakshmikantapur is located at 22°06′36″N 88°19′15″E / 22.1099°N 88.3209°E / 22.1099; 88.3209. It has an average elevation of 7 metres (23 ft).

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 Census of India, Lakshmikantapur had a total population of 3,966 of which 2,002 (50%) were males and 1,964 (50%) were females. There were 423 persons in the age range of 0-6 years. The total number of literate persons in Lakshmikantapur was 2,975 (83.97% of the population over 6 years).[4]

Transport[edit]

Lakshmikantapur railway station is on the Sealdah–Namkhana line of the Kolkata Suburban Railway system. It is 62 km from the Sealdah railway station.[5]

Bus service is available towards Kolkata through SH 1.

Commuters[edit]

With the electrification of the railways, suburban traffic has grown tremendously since the 1960s. As of 2005–06, more than 1.7 million (17 lakhs) commuters use the Kolkata Suburban Railway system daily. After the partition of India, refugees from East Pakistan/ Bangladesh had a strong impact on the development of urban areas in the periphery of Kolkata. The new immigrants depended on Kolkata for their livelihood, thus increasing the number of commuters. Eastern Railway runs 1,272 EMU trains daily.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 South Twety-four Parganas". Table 2.1 , 2.2, 2.4b. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Census of India 2011, West Bengal, District Census Handbook, South Twentyfour Parganas, Series – 20, Part XII-A, Village and Town Directory" (PDF). Page 13, Physiography. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  3. ^ "District Human Development Report: South 24 Parganas". Chapter 9: Sundarbans and the Remote Islanders, p 290-311. Development & Planning Department, Government of West Bengal, 2009. Archived from the original on 5 October 2016. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  4. ^ "CD block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". West Bengal – District-wise CD blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 29 December 2019.
  5. ^ "34792 Sealdah-Namkhana Local". Time Table. India Rail Info. Retrieved 29 December 2019.
  6. ^ Mondal, Bhaswati. "Commuting and Metropolitan Development of Kolkata". ResearchGate. Retrieved 29 December 2019.