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Census Town
Badhagachhi is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Badhagachhi is located in India
Badhagachhi (India)
Coordinates: 23°11′55″N 88°24′32″E / 23.19871°N 88.40894°E / 23.19871; 88.40894Coordinates: 23°11′55″N 88°24′32″E / 23.19871°N 88.40894°E / 23.19871; 88.40894
Country India
StateWest Bengal
 • Total5,052
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationWB
Lok Sabha constituencyHooghly
Vidhan Sabha constituencyBalagarh

Badhagachhi is a census town in Balagarh CD Block in Chinsurah subdivision of Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal.[1]


Cities and towns in the Chinsurah subdivision (except Polba Dadpur and Dhaniakhali CD Blocks) in Hooghly district
M: 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


Badhagachhi is located at 23°11′53″N 88°24′32″E / 23.19817°N 88.40894°E / 23.19817; 88.40894

The Balagarh CD Block is mostly part of the Hooghly Flats, one of the three natural regions in the district of the flat alluvial plains that form a part of the Gangetic Delta. The region is a narrow strip of land along the 80 km long stretch of the Hooghly River, that forms the eastern boundary of the district.[2]


There are 13 statutory towns and 64 census towns in Hooghly district. The right bank of the Hooghly River has been industrialised over a long period. With foreigners dominating the area’s industry, trade and commerce for over two centuries, it is amongst the leading industrialised districts in the state. At the same time the land is fertile and agricultural production is significant.[3]

In Chinsurah subdivision 68.63% of the population is rural and the urban population is 31.37%. It has 2 statutory and 23 census towns.[4] In Chinsurah Mogra CD Block 64.87% of the population is urban and 35.13% is rural. Amongst the four remaining CD Blocks in the subdivision two were overwhelmingly rural and two were wholly rural.[5]

The map alongside shows a portion of Chinsurah subdivision. All places marked in the map are linked in the larger full screen map.


As per 2011 Census of India Badhagachhi had a total population of 5,052 of which 2,995 (51%) were males and 2,457 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 435. The total number of literates in Badhagachhi was 3,994 (86.51 % of the population over 6 years).[5]

As of 2001 India census,[6] Badhagachhi had a population of 4718. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Badhagachhi has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 54% of the males and 46% of females literate. 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.


  1. ^ District-wise list of statutory towns Archived 27 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "District Census Handbook: Hugli, Series-20, Part XIIA" (PDF). Physiography, Page 17. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal, 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  3. ^ "District Census Handbook: Hugli, Series-20, Part XIIA" (PDF). Physical features: pages 20, 24. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal, 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  4. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Hooghly". Table 2.1, 2.2, 2.4(a). Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  5. ^ a b "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". 2011 census: West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  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 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.