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Census town
Machhlandapur is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°51′20″N 88°44′40″E / 22.85556°N 88.74444°E / 22.85556; 88.74444Coordinates: 22°51′20″N 88°44′40″E / 22.85556°N 88.74444°E / 22.85556; 88.74444
Country  India
State West Bengal
District North 24 Parganas
Population (2011)
 • Total 10,790
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-WB
Lok Sabha constituency Barasat, Bangaon
Vidhan Sabha constituency Habra, Gaighata

Machhlandapur (also spelled Machlandapur) is a census town in Habra I CD Block in Barasat sadar subdivision[1] in North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Habra police station serves this block. It is 54 km from Sealdah Station on the Sealdah-Bangaon branch line of Eastern Railway.[2] It is part of the Kolkata Suburban Railway system.


As per 2011 Census of India Machhlandapurr had a total population of 10,790, of which 5,519 (51%) were males and 5,271 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 879. The total number of literates in Machhlandapurr was 8,708 (85.58 % of the population over 6 years).[3]

As of 2001 India census,[4] Machhlandapurr had a population of 9,706. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Machhlandapurr has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 84%, and female literacy is 72%. In Machhlandapurr, 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Machhlandapur Railway station is 54 km from Sealdah Station on the Sealdah-Bangaon branch line. It is also well connected by road to Habra, Barasat, Bongaon, Tentulia and Basirhat.


Machhlandapurr Bhudeb Smriti Balika Vidyalaya is a higher secondary girls school in Machhlandapurr. Rajballavpur Higher secondary School and Dhakshin Chatra High School is a Higher Secondary School Boys school in Machhlandapurr.

"Bandhan Academy" is a Primary School for Girls and Boys of middle and low income families aiming to provide life centric quality education. Low cost education for the benefit of poor communities. Promoted by Bandhan a voluntary not for profit organization in West Bengal.


State Bank of India and UCO Bank and Axis Bank have their branches here. A few ATMs are also situated here.


North 24 Parganas district has been identified as one of the areas where ground water is affected by arsenic contamination.[5]


  1. ^ District-wise list of statutory towns Archived 2007-08-09 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Eastern Railway time table.
  3. ^ "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". 2011 census: West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 23 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ "Groundwater Arsenic contamination in West Bengal-India (19 years study )". Groundwater arsenic contamination status of North 24-Parganas district, one of the nine arsenic affected districts of West Bengal-India. SOES. Retrieved 2007-08-24.