|Elevation||14 m (46 ft)|
|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Hooghly|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Singur|
Singur (pronounced Shinggur) is a census town in Singur CD Block in Chandannagore subdivision of Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Singur railway station is 34 km from Howrah Station on the Howrah-Tarakeswar line. It is 2 km ahead of Kamarkundu junction, the crossing point of Howrah-Bardhaman chord and Howrah-Tarakeshwar lines. It is on the Durgapur Expressway/ NH 19 connecting with Maheswarpur.
|Cities and towns in the Chandannagore subdivision and Polba Dadpur and Dhaniakhali CD Blocks of Chinsurah subdivision in Hooghly district|
M: municipal corporation/ municipal city/ town, CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre,
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly
Singur is located at Ganges delta.. It has an average elevation of 14 metres (45 ft), and is situated on the
The several villages comprising Singur include Dewan Bheri, Dobandi, Baburberi, Khasherberia, Joymolla, Ujjal Sangha, Beraberi, Bajemelia, Anandanagar, Ratanpur, Gopalnagar, Sahanapara, Apurbopur, Jalaghata, Nildhighipar, Daluigacha East and West, Mirzapur, Bankipur, Bonchipota, Nabapally, Beleghata, Khosalpur, Pawnan, Gandarpukur, Choyani, Ratanpur 1 & 2, Singerbheri, Boyspara, Nasibpur, Hakimpur, Nanda, Habos Pota, Naskarpur, Balarampur, Chhutipur, Subhipur, Notun Bazar, Benipur, Antisara, Burashanti, Ghanashyampur, Paltagorh, Telepukur, Durgarampur, Biramnagar, Harishnagar ( Dopaghata), Rajarabathan etc.
CD Block HQ
The headquarters of Singur CD Block are located at Singur.
In Chandannagore subdivision 58.52% of the population is rural and the urban population is 41.48%. Chandannagore subdivision has 1 municipal corporation, 3 municipalities and 7 census towns. The single municipal corporation is Chandernagore Municipal Corporation. The municipalities are Tarakeswar Municipality, Bhadreswar Municipality and Champdany Municipality. Of the three CD Blocks in Chandannagore subdivision, Tarakeswar CD Block is wholly rural, Haripal CD Block is predominantly rural with just 1 census town, and Singur CD Block is slightly less rural with 6 census towns. Polba Dadpur and Dhaniakhali CD Blocks of Chinsurah subdivision (included in the map alongside) are wholly rural. The municipal areas are industrialised. All places marked in the map are linked in the larger full screen map.
As per 2011 Census of India Singur had a total population of 21,382 of which 10,825 (51%) were males and 10,557 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 1,646. The total number of literates in Singur was 17,458 (88.46% of the population over 6 years).
As of 2001 India census, Singur had a population of 19,539. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Singur has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 71%. In Singur, 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Purusottampur is the one of the oldest villages in Singur. Adi Biswalakhi Mandir, Dakat Kali Mandir, Anandamayi Kali Mandir, Santosimar Mandir and Shib Mandir are situated in this village.
Tata Motors at Singur
Singur gained international media attention since Tata Motors started constructing a factory to manufacture their $2,500 car, the Tata Nano at Singur. The small car was scheduled to roll out of the factory by 2008. In October 2008 Tatas announced withdrawal from the project. In 2016, the Supreme Court quashed the West Bengal government’s acquisition of 997 acres of agricultural land for Tata Motors and ordered its return to 9,117 landowners.
Singur Government College, a general degree college, was established at Singur in 2013. It is affiliated with the University of Burdwan and offers honours courses in Bengali, English, Sanskrit, Santhali, history, philosophy, political science, sociology and psychology.
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