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Census Town
Sankrail is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°34′N 88°14′E / 22.57°N 88.24°E / 22.57; 88.24Coordinates: 22°34′N 88°14′E / 22.57°N 88.24°E / 22.57; 88.24
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Howrah
Elevation 2 m (7 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 29,114
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Howrah
Vidhan Sabha constituency Sankrail
The Sankrail railway station in 2002.

Sankrail is a census town in Sankrail CD Block in Sadar subdivision of Howrah district in the Indian state of West Bengal.


Sankrail is located at 22°34′N 88°14′E / 22.57°N 88.24°E / 22.57; 88.24.[1] It has an average elevation of 2 metres (6 feet).


As per 2011 Census of India Sankrail had a total population of 29,114 of which 14,919 (51%) were males and 14,195 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 3,328. The total number of literates in Sankrail was 21,192 (82.18% of the population over 6 years).[2]

Sankrail was part of Kolkata Urban Agglomeration in 2011 census.[3]

The Jamidarbari at Sankrail in Howrah.

As of 2001 India census,[4] Sankrail had a population of 25,590. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Sankrail has an average literacy rate of 64%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 69%, and female literacy is 59%. In Sankrail, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age..


Private Bus
Mini Bus
Bus lines without Numbers


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Sankrail
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011" (PDF). Constituents of Urban Agglomeration Having Population Above 1 Lakh. Census of India 2011. 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.