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Shankhanagar is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°58′N 88°23′E / 22.97°N 88.38°E / 22.97; 88.38Coordinates: 22°58′N 88°23′E / 22.97°N 88.38°E / 22.97; 88.38
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Hugli
Population (2001)
 • Total 6,894
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Shankhanagar is a census town in Hugli district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is under Mogra police station in Chinsurah Subdivision.[1]


Shankhanagar is located at 22°58′N 88°23′E / 22.97°N 88.38°E / 22.97; 88.38.[2]


As of 2001 India census,[3] Shankhanagar had a population of 6894. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Shankhanagar has an average literacy rate of 59%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 66%, and female literacy is 51%. In Shankhanagar, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.


  1. ^ District-wise list of statutory towns
  2. ^ "Yahoo maps of Shankhanagar". Yahoo maps. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  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.