Namkhana

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Namkhana
নামখানা
Village
Namkhana is located in West Bengal
Namkhana
Namkhana
Namkhana is located in India
Namkhana
Namkhana
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 21°46′00″N 88°14′00″E / 21.76667°N 88.23333°E / 21.76667; 88.23333Coordinates: 21°46′00″N 88°14′00″E / 21.76667°N 88.23333°E / 21.76667; 88.23333
Country  India
State West Bengal
District South 24 Parganas
Population (2011)
 • Total 7,058
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 743357
ISO 3166 code IN-WB
Lok Sabha constituency Mathurapur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Kakdwip, Sagar
Website wb.gov.in

Namkhana is a village in Namkhana CD Block in South 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Geography[edit]

Namkhana is located at 21°46′00″N 88°14′00″E / 21.766667°N 88.233333°E / 21.766667; 88.233333. It is located on both sides of Hatania Doania creek,

Demographics[edit]

Namkhana village has a population of 7,058 of which 3,609 are males and 3,449 are females as per population census 2011.[1]

Literacy[edit]

Namkhana village had a literacy rate of 82.50 in 2011, as compared with 76.26 in the whole of West Bengal. Male literacy was 82.50 and female literacy was 74.95.[1]

Transport[edit]

Ferry crossing across the Hatania Doania creek at Namkhana
Nayachar Map.jpg

NH 12 passes through Namkhana. It is located at a distance of about 80 km from Kolkata.

There is no bridge across the Hatania Doania creek at Namkhana. Four-wheelers are driven on to a ferry, which carries them across the creek.[2]

Namkhana is linked to Sealdah by the Sealdah-Namkhana Line, via Lakshmikantapur and Kakdwip.[3]

Bus Routes
WBSTC Bus
STA Bus
Express Buslines
SBSTC Bus

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Namkhana population – South 24 Parganas, West Bengal". Census 2011. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Next weekend you can be at ... Frazerganj". The Telegraph, 20 November 2005. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Eastern Railway Sealdah". Indian Railways. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 

External links[edit]

Bakkhali travel guide from Wikivoyage