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Serampore
Srirampore
Sreerampur
City
Rathayatra of Mahesh
Nickname: 
Frederiknagore[1] (1755 to 1845)
Serampore is located in West Bengal
Serampore
Serampore
Location in West Bengal, India
Serampore is located in India
Serampore
Serampore
Serampore (India)
Coordinates: 22°45′N 88°20′E / 22.75°N 88.34°E / 22.75; 88.34Coordinates: 22°45′N 88°20′E / 22.75°N 88.34°E / 22.75; 88.34
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictHooghly
RegionGreater Kolkata
Founded byDanish
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodySerampore Municipality
 • Chair PersonGiridhari Saha (AITC)
 • MPKalyan Banerjee (AITC)
 • MLADr. Sudipto Roy (AITC) and Arindam Guin (AITC)
Area
 • Total11.60 km2 (4.48 sq mi)
Elevation
17 m (56 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total181,842
 • Density16,000/km2 (41,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
712201 to 7122**
Telephone code+91 33
Vehicle registrationWB 15, WB 16, WB 17, WB 18
Sex ratio941 females/1000 males /
Literacy Rate88.73%
Lok Sabha constituencySrerampur
Vidhan Sabha constituencySreerampur and Champdani
Websitewww.seramporemunicipality.net.in//

Serampore (also called Serampur, Srirampur, Srirampore, Shreerampur, Shreerampore, Shrirampur or Shrirampore) is a city of Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is the headquarter of the Srirampore subdivision. It is a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) and Greater Kolkata.[2] It is a pre-colonial city on the west bank of the Hooghly River. It was part of Danish India under the name Frederiknagore from 1755 to 1845.

Front façade of Serampore Rajbari, Chatra

Geography

Cities and towns in the Sreerampur Uttarpara CD Block in Srirampore subdivision in Hooghly district
M: municipal city/ town, CT: census town,
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

Location

Serampore is located at 22°45′N 88°20′E / 22.75°N 88.34°E / 22.75; 88.34.

The area consists of flat alluvial plains, that form a part of the Gangetic Delta. This belt is highly industrialised.[3]

Police stations

Serampore police station has jurisdiction over Serampore and Baidyabati Municipal areas, and parts of Sreerampur Uttarpara CD Block. Serampore Women police station has been set up.[4][5]

Urbanisation

Srirampore subdivision is the most urbanized of the subdivisions in Hooghly district. 73.13% of the population in the subdivision is urban and 26.88% is rural. The subdivision has 6 municipalities and 34 census towns. The municipalities are: Dankuni Municipality, Uttarpara Kotrung Municipality, Konnagar Municipality, Rishra Municipality, Serampore Municipality and Baidyabati Municipality. Amongst the CD Blocks in the subdivision, Uttarapara Serampore (census towns shown in the map alongside) had 76% urban population, Chanditala I 42%, Chanditala II 69% and Jangipara 7% (census towns in the last 3 CD Blocks are shown in a separate map).[6][7] All places marked in the map are linked in the larger full screen map.

Climate

Climate data for Serampore
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 26
(79)
29
(84)
33
(91)
36
(97)
36
(97)
34
(93)
33
(91)
33
(91)
33
(91)
32
(90)
30
(86)
27
(81)
32
(89)
Average low °C (°F) 12
(54)
16
(61)
21
(70)
24
(75)
25
(77)
26
(79)
26
(79)
26
(79)
26
(79)
24
(75)
14
(57)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 19.2
(0.76)
39.4
(1.55)
38
(1.5)
49.5
(1.95)
132.7
(5.22)
245.9
(9.68)
347.6
(13.69)
322.4
(12.69)
291.2
(11.46)
163.6
(6.44)
27.9
(1.10)
5.7
(0.22)
1,683.1
(66.26)
Source: Serampore Weather

Demographics

Religion in Serampore (2011)[8]
Hinduism
90.23%
Islam
8.63%
Not Stated
0.62%
Christianity
0.25%
Sikhism
0.16%
Others
0.12%

According to an India census, Serampore had a population of 181,842 in 2011. Males constituted 51.55% of the population and females 48.45%. It had an average literacy rate of 88.73%, higher than the national average of 74.04%: male literacy was 92.75% and female literacy 87.05%; 7% of the population was under 6 years of age.[9]

Kolkata Urban Agglomeration

The following Municipalities and Census Towns in Hooghly district were part of Kolkata Urban Agglomeration in 2011 census: Bansberia (M), Hugli-Chinsurah (M), Bara Khejuria (Out Growth), Shankhanagar (CT), Amodghata (CT), Chak Bansberia (CT), Naldanga (CT), Kodalia (CT), Kulihanda (CT), Simla (CT), Dharmapur (CT), Bhadreswar (M), Champdani (M), Chandannagar (M Corp.), Baidyabati (M), Serampore (M), Rishra (M), Rishra (CT), Bamunari (CT), Dakshin Rajyadharpur (CT), Nabagram Colony (CT), Konnagar (M), Uttarpara Kotrung (M), Raghunathpur (PS-Dankuni) (CT), Kanaipur (CT) and Keota (CT).[10]

Education

See also

References

  1. ^ Serampore as Frederiknagore hooghlyheritage.wordpress.com. Retrieved 10 March 2021
  2. ^ "Base Map of Kolkata Metropolitan area". Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 3 September 2007.
  3. ^ "District Census Handbook: Hugli, Series-20, Part XIIA" (PDF). Physiography, Page 17–24. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal, 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  4. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Hooghly". Tables 2.1, 2.2. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Hooghly District Police". West Bengal Police. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  6. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Hooghly". Table 2.2, 2.4(a). Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  7. ^ "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". 2011 census: West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  8. ^ "City Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  9. ^ "Census of India 2011: Serampore City Census 2011 data". Census Commission of India. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  10. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011" (PDF). Constituents of Urban Agglomeration Having Population Above 1 Lakh. Census of India 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2016.

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