North Barrackpur

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North Barrackpur
উত্তর ব্যারাকপুর
city
North Barrackpur is located in West Bengal
North Barrackpur
North Barrackpur
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°46′37″N 88°20′45″E / 22.7768700°N 88.3459100°E / 22.7768700; 88.3459100Coordinates: 22°46′37″N 88°20′45″E / 22.7768700°N 88.3459100°E / 22.7768700; 88.3459100
Country  India
State West Bengal
District North 24 Parganas
Government
 • Chairman Madhusudan Ghosh [1]
Population (2001)
 • Total 123,523
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 91 33
ISO 3166 code IN-WB
Website north24parganas.nic.in

North Barrackpur is a city and a municipality under Barrackpore/ Noapara police stations of Barrackpore subdivision[2] in North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Geography[edit]

North Barrackpur is located at 22°46′37″N 88°20′45″E / 22.7768700°N 88.3459100°E / 22.7768700; 88.3459100.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[3] North Barrackpur had a population of 123,523. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. North Barrackpur has an average literacy rate of 84%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 87%, and female literacy is 81%. In North Barrackpur, 7% 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.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official District Administration site
  2. ^ District-wise list of statutory towns
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "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.