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Neighbourhood in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Barrackpore Trunk Road at Panihati
Barrackpore Trunk Road at Panihati
Panihati is located in West Bengal
Panihati is located in India
Location in Kolkata
Coordinates: 22°41′N 88°22′E / 22.69°N 88.37°E / 22.69; 88.37Coordinates: 22°41′N 88°22′E / 22.69°N 88.37°E / 22.69; 88.37
Country  India
State West Bengal
City Kolkata
 • Municipality Chairman Swapan Ghosh
 • Total 19.38 km2 (7.48 sq mi)
Elevation 13 m (43 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 380,000
 • Density 20,000/km2 (51,000/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Dum Dum
Vidhan Sabha constituency Panihati,

Panihati is a place in north Kolkata and a municipality under Khardaha / Ghola police stations under Barrackpur City Police of Barrackpore subdivision. in Kolkata in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority.[1]


Panihati has an average elevation of 13 metres (42 feet).

Panihati covers two important railway stations from Sealdah north main section line - 1) Sodepur - a densely populated urban city connected to the northern side of Kolkata by Barrackpore Trunk Road and with Barasat via Sodepur Road through Madhyamgram. 2) Agarpara — which shares its borders with Kamarhati and North Dumdum Municipality. Panihati Municipality is located on BT Road, Kolkata - 700110 at the western side of Sodepur Rail station.


As of 2001 India census,[2] Panihati had a population of 348,379. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Panihati has an average literacy rate of 82%, higher than the national average of 74.4%: male literacy is 85%, and female literacy is 79%. In Panihati, 8% of the population is under 6 years of age.


North 24 Parganas district (under Kolkata Metropolitan area)has been identified as one of the areas where ground water is affected by arsenic contamination.[3] The famous scientist Kishori Mohan Bandyopadhyay who had assisted Ronald Ross in his malaria research work and was awarded a Gold Medal in 1903 for his pioneering work by King Edward VII of Britain was a resident of Panihati.


  1. ^ "Base Map of Kolkata Metropolitan area". Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority. Retrieved 2007-09-03. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "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. 

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