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|Nearest City||Serampore & Kolkata & Howrah|
|• Municipality Chairperson||Dilip Yadav |
|• Official||Bengali, English[verification needed]|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Serampore|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Uttarpara|
As per 2011 Census of India Uttarpara had a total population of 159,147 of which 81,410 (51%) were males and 77,737 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 11,760. The total number of literates in Uttarpara Kotrung was 133,610 (90.65 % of the population over 6 years).
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).
As of 2001[update] India census, Uttarpara Kotrung had a population of 150,204. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Uttarpara Kotrung has an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 82%, and female literacy is 76%. In Uttarpara Kotrung, 8% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Uttarpara boasts of a rich cultural heritage. The town once boasted of sylvan peace, beautiful buildings, epitome of great architectural works and steeped in cultural heritage. Bengali poet Michael Madhusudan Dutt spent his last days in Uttarpara Joykrishna Library.
In 1909, Aurobindo Ghosh gave his last political speech before leaving for Pondicherry to embrace monkhood. This speech, known as 'Uttarpara Speech', is a valuable work for understanding Hinduism and Sanatan dharma by Sri Aurobindo.
- Uttarpara Govt. High School
- Uttarpara Amarendra Vidyapith (Boys')
- Uttarpara Amarendra Vidyapith (Girls')
- Dreamland School
- Uttarpara Children's Own Home
- Uttarpara Girls's High Schools
- Uttarpara Model School (Boys')
- Uttarpara Model School (Girls')
- Makhla High School (Boys')
- Devishawri Vidhya Niketan (Girls')
- Bhupendra Smitri Vidhya Niketan (Boys')
- Hindmotor High School
- H.M. Education Centre
- Indira Gandhi Memorial High School
- Parmar Girls' School
- Deshpriyo Girls' High School
- Bhadrakali High School (Boys')
- Pramoda Charan Banerji, judge in the Allahabad High Court
- Amarendra Chatterjee, freedom fighter
- Malay Roy Choudhury, founder of Hungry generation Movement
- Samir Roychoudhury member of Krittibas group and co-founder of the "Hungryalist" movement
- Tapan Sinha, Indal Union Leader
- Arnab Mukhopadhyay journalist
- Babul Supriyo Playback Singer & Actor
- Debjit Majumder Goalkeeper
- Lalit Mohon Mukherjee founder of Sarswat Sanmelon Public Library
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