Uttarpara

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Uttarpara
City
Uttarpara is located in West Bengal
Uttarpara
Uttarpara
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°40′N 88°21′E / 22.67°N 88.35°E / 22.67; 88.35Coordinates: 22°40′N 88°21′E / 22.67°N 88.35°E / 22.67; 88.35
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Hooghly
Nearest City Serampore & Kolkata & Howrah
Government
 • Type Representative Democracy
 • Body Uttarpara Kotrung Municipality
 • Municipality Chairperson Dilip Yadav [1]
Area
 • Total 11.75 km2 (4.54 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 159,147
 • Density 14,000/km2 (35,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English[verification needed]
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 712258
Lok Sabha constituency Serampore
Vidhan Sabha constituency Uttarpara

Uttarpara is a town in Serampore/Srirampore subdivision, Hooghly District, West Bengal, India.[2] Uttarpara is located at 22°40′N 88°21′E / 22.67°N 88.35°E / 22.67; 88.35, within 10 km from Kolkata, the capital of the state of West Bengal.

The area is governed by Uttarpara Kotrung Municipality, the second oldest municipality in West Bengal, established in 1853.[3]

Demographics[edit]

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).[4]

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).[5]

As of 2001 India census,[6] 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.

Police station[edit]

Uttarpara police station has jurisdiction over Uttarpa-Kotrung and Konnagar municipal areas, and parts of Sreerampur Uttarpara CD Block.[7][8]The police station is under Chandannagar Police Commissionerate.

Economy[edit]

Hindustan Motors[edit]

Uttarpara was home to India's first car factory, Hindustan Motors, which produced the legendary Ambassador cars.[9] The plant was closed in 2014 when production of the Ambassador was scrapped.

Transport[edit]

The State Highway 6 (West Bengal) or Grand Trunk Road (G.T Road) passes through Uttarpara.[10]

Uttarpara is a station on the Howrah-Bardhaman main line.[11]It is part of Kolkata Suburban Railway system.

Culture[edit]

Uttarpara Joykrishna Library

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.[12]

In 1909, Aurobindo Ghosh gave his last political speech before leaving for Pondicherry to embrace monkhood. This speech, known as 'Uttarpara Speech',[13] is a valuable work for understanding Hinduism and Sanatan dharma by Sri Aurobindo.[citation needed]

Education[edit]

Colleges[edit]

High School[edit]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Telegraph - Calcutta : Bengal". Retrieved 18 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Base Map of Kolkata metropolitan area". Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority. Archived from the original on March 7, 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-03. 
  3. ^ http://uttarparamunicipality.com/Uttarpara_Municipality.aspx
  4. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 15 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ "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. 
  7. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Hooghly". Tables 2.1, 2.2,. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original on 29 July 2017. Retrieved 20 June 2017. 
  8. ^ "Hooghly District Police". West Bengal Police. Retrieved 20 June 2017. 
  9. ^ Hindustan Motors website Archived April 3, 2005, at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ "List of State Highways in West Bengal". West Bengal Traffic Police. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 
  11. ^ "37815 Howrah Bardhaman Jn Local". Time Table. indiarailinfo. Retrieved 13 June 2017. 
  12. ^ "Uttarpara - History, Sociology, Culture and lots more". Retrieved 18 October 2016. 
  13. ^ "Sri Aurobindo: Uttarpara Speech (1909)". Retrieved 18 October 2016. 

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