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Census Town
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 (2011)
 • Total 8,601
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Shankhanagar is a census town in Chinsurah Mogra CD Block 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 per 2011 Census of India Sankhanagar had a total population of 8,601 of which 4,483 (52%) were males and 4,118 (48%) were females. Population below 6 years was 1,081. The total number of literates in Sankhanagar was 5,796 (77.07% of the population over 6 years).[3]

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).[4]

As of 2001 India census,[5] Shankhanagar had a population of 6,894. 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. ^ "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". 2011 census: West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ "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.