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Census Town
Barijhati is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Barijhati is located in India
Barijhati (India)
Coordinates: 22°41′10″N 88°15′52″E / 22.68624°N 88.26447°E / 22.68624; 88.26447Coordinates: 22°41′10″N 88°15′52″E / 22.68624°N 88.26447°E / 22.68624; 88.26447
Country India
StateWest Bengal
 • Total7,136
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationWB

Barijhati is a census town in Chanditala II CD Block in Srirampore subdivision of Hooghly district in the state of West Bengal, India.[1]


On the northern side of Barijhati there was a Neel Kuthi. Neel (indigo) cultivation started in Hooghly district from 1780 A.D. Gradually this type of cultivation spread to other places like Bansberia, Balagarh, Melia, Khanayan, Gopiganj Rajpur, Sitapur and also Chanditala. At the time of the indigo revolt, one Englishman named Mr. Castle[2] had been murdered in 1835 A.D. That place now is familiar in the name of Kuthir Para. The tank used for indigo processing is now popular as Kuthir Pukur at Barijhati. Some relics are still now visible under the water of this tank.[citation needed]


Cities and towns in Chanditala I, Chanditala II and Jangipara CD Blocks in Srirampore subdivision 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


Barijhati is located at 22°41′10″N 88°15′52″E / 22.68624°N 88.26447°E / 22.68624; 88.26447

Kharsarai, Tisa, Kapashanria, Jaykrishnapur, Purba Tajpur, Begampur, Baksa, Panchghara, Chikrand, Janai, Pairagachha, Naiti, Barijhati, Garalgachha and Krishnapur, all the census towns form a series from the northern part of Chanditala II CD Block to its southern part. The only municipality in the area, Dankuni, located outside the CD Block, occupies the south-east corner of the entire cluster.[3]


Srirampore subdivision is the most urbanized of the subdivisions in Hooghly district. 73.13% of the population in the subdivision is urban and 26.88% is rural. The subdivision has 6 municipalities and 34 census towns. The municipalities are: Uttarpara Kotrung Municipality, Konnagar Municipality, Serampore Municipality, Baidyabati Municipality, Rishra Municipality and Dankuni Municipality. Amongst the CD Blocks in the subdivision, Uttarapara Serampore (census towns shown in a separate map) had 76% urban population, Chanditala I 42%, Chanditala II 69% and Jangipara 7% (census towns shown in the map above).[4][5]All places marked in the map are linked in the larger full screen map.

Gram panchayat[edit]

Villages and census towns in Barijhati gram panchayat are: Barijhati, Beledanga, Gokulpur, Khanpur, Makhalpara and Thero.[6]


As per 2011 Census of India, Barijhati had a total population of 7,136 of which 3,679 (52%) were males and 3,457 (48%) were females. Population below 6 years was 518. The total number of literates in Barijhati was 5,336 (83.83% of the population over 6 years).[5]

As of 2001 India census,[7] Barijhati had a population of 6,400. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Barijhati has an average literacy rate of 80%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 54% of the males and 46% of females literate. 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Dankuni Urban Agglomeration[edit]

As per the 2011 census, Dankuni Urban Agglomeration includes: Dankuni (M), Purba Tajpur (CT), Kharsarai (CT), Begampur (CT), Chikrand (CT), Pairagachha (CT), Barijhati (CT), Garalgachha (CT), Krishnapur (CT), Baruipara (CT), Borai (CT), Nawapara (CT), Basai (CT), Gangadharpur (CT), Manirampur (CT), Janai (CT), Kapashanria (CT), Jaykrishnapur (CT), Tisa (CT), Baksa (CT), Panchghara (CT) and Naiti (CT).[8]


The nearest railway station at Gobra is 17 kilometres (11 mi) from Howrah on the Howrah-Bardhaman chord line and is a part of the Kolkata Suburban Railway system.[9]

Barijhati is on the State Highway 15.[10]


  1. ^ "District-wise list of stautory towns". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2009.
  2. ^ Page No 86 (online 99)[dead link]
  3. ^ "Census of India 2011, West Bengal: District Census Handbook, Hooghly" (PDF). Map of Chanditala II CD Block, page 663. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  4. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Hooghly". Table 2.2, 2.4(a). Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 3 October 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 3 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Beledanga". Indian Village Directory. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ "Constituents of urban Agglomerations Having Population 1 Lakh & above" (PDF). Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  9. ^ "36811 Howrah Bardhaman Local (via Chord)". indiarailinfo. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  10. ^ Google maps