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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|
Uttarpara is a town in Serampore/Srirampore subdivision, Hooghly District, West Bengal, India. It is a part of the area covered by Uttarpara Kotrung Municipality. Uttarpara is located at , within 10 km from Kolkata, the capital of the state of West Bengal.
As per 2011 Census of India Uttarpara Kotrung 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. Philanthropic zamindar of Bengal, Sri Joy Krishna Mookherjee, who was related to the family of founder Ratneshwar through marriage, contributed towards establishment of library, a public hospital and a school. The town once boasted of sylvan peace, beautiful buildings, epitome of great architectural works and steeped in cultural heritage. But, that is fast giving way to flats and modern apartment buildings to accommodate the ever increasing populace. 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.
- Raja Peary Mohan College
- Uttarpara Govt. High School
- Uttarpara Amarendra Vidyapith (Boys')
- Uttarpara Amarendra Vidyapith (Girls')
- Swami Niswambalananda Girls' College
- Dreamland School
- 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
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