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Census Town
Panchla is located in West Bengal
Panchla is located in India
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°32′N 88°08′E / 22.54°N 88.14°E / 22.54; 88.14Coordinates: 22°32′N 88°08′E / 22.54°N 88.14°E / 22.54; 88.14
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Howrah
Elevation 7 m (23 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 26,432
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 711322
Telephone code 91 3214
Vehicle registration WB
Lok Sabha constituency Howrah
Vidhan Sabha constituency Panchla

Panchla is a census town in Panchla CD Block and police station in Sadar subdivision of Howrah district in the Indian state of West Bengal.[1]


Panchla is located at 22°32′N 88°08′E / 22.54°N 88.14°E / 22.54; 88.14.[2] It has an average elevation of 7 metres (22 feet).


As per 2011 Census of India Panchla had a total population of 26,432 of which 13,573 (51%) were males and 12,859 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 3,528. The total number of literates in Panchla was 18,730 (81.78 % of the population over 6 years).[3]

As of 2001 India census,[4] Panchla had a population of 22,087. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Panchla has an average literacy rate of 63%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 69%, and female literacy is 58%. In Panchla, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Zardozi embroidery with gold zari, seed pearls, sequins and beads is mainly produced by Muslim craftsmen of Panchla with six basic designs – leaf, flower, bird, animal, geometric and filler. This ornamental and dramatic embellishment is being used to create exclusive garments and accessories by leading fashion houses worldwide.[5]


  1. ^ "District-wise list of stautory towns". Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Panchla
  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 11 May 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. ^ "Crafts and Textiles". Zardozi. Crafts Council of West Bengal. Retrieved 2009-01-28.