Muragachha

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Muragachha
মুড়াগাছা
Census Town
Muragachha is located in West Bengal
Muragachha
Muragachha
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°41′N 88°25′E / 22.69°N 88.42°E / 22.69; 88.42Coordinates: 22°41′N 88°25′E / 22.69°N 88.42°E / 22.69; 88.42
Country  India
State West Bengal
District North 24 Parganas
Elevation 11 m (36 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 13,249
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Website north24parganas.nic.in

Muragachha is a census town in Barrackpore II CD Block in Barrackpore subdivision,[1] in North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Ghola police station serves this town.

Geography[edit]

Muragachha is located at 22°41′N 88°25′E / 22.69°N 88.42°E / 22.69; 88.42.[2] It has an average elevation of 11 m (36 ft).

Demographics[edit]

As per 2011 Census of India Muragachha had a total population of 13,249, of which 6,758 (51%) were males and 6,491 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 1,242. The total number of literates in Muragachha was 10,063 (83.81 % of the population over 6 years).[3]

As of 2001 India census,[4] Muragachha had a population of 9790. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Muragachha has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 79%, and female literacy is 68%. In Muragachha, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Healthcare[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ District-wise list of statutory towns
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Muragachha
  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.