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Farakka is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Farakka is located in India
Farakka (India)
Coordinates: 24°47′15″N 87°54′15″E / 24.7875°N 87.904167°E / 24.7875; 87.904167Coordinates: 24°47′15″N 87°54′15″E / 24.7875°N 87.904167°E / 24.7875; 87.904167
Country India
StateWest Bengal
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
742212 (Farakka)
Lok Sabha constituencyMaldaha Dakshin
Vidhan Sabha constituencyFarakka

Farakka is a town, with a police station and a post office, not identified in 2011 census, in Farakka community development block in the Jangipur subdivision of the Murshidabad district in the state of West Bengal, India.


There are several places around Farakka, such as Farakka Barrage Township, Nabarun, Beniagram, Srimantapur, Puran Chandipur and Sahebnagar, which are in effect neighbourhoods of Farakka, but either identified as separate Census Towns/ villages or not identified separately in 2011 census.[1][2]

Police station[edit]

Farakka police station has jurisdiction over Farakka CD Block.[3]

CD Block HQ[edit]

The headquarters of Farakka CD Block are located at Farakka.[4]


Construction of the Farakka Barrage commenced in 1961 and it was commissioned in 1975.[5]

The 2,100 MW Farakka Super Thermal Power Station of NTPC at Nabarun was commissioned between 1986 and 2011.[6]

Farakka Port is a minor river port that handles coal imported for Farakka Super Thermal Power Station.[7]


New Farakka Junction railway station is on the Howrah-New Jalpaiguri line.[8]

NH 12 (old number NH 34) passes through Farakka.[9]


Prof. Sayed Nurul Hasan College was established in 1994 at Farakka, It is named after Saiyid Nurul Hasan, historian and former governor of West Bengal. Affiliated to the University of Kalyani it offers honours courses in Bengali, English, Arabic, history, political science, sociology, education, economics and geography.[10]

There is even Delhi Public School which run under the aegis of The Delhi Public School Society, New Delhi Co-educational English Medium CBSE School. It was established in the year 1993 and provide Secondary and Higher Secondary Education.

There is even Holy Family School which run under the aegis of the HFS sisters. It is an English medium CISCE school. It was established in the year 1997 and provides secondary as well as Higher Secondary Education . It is located near the beniagram hospital.


The following medical facilities are located in and around Farakka: Farakka Barrage Hospital at Farakka Barrage Township (with 50 beds), Farakka Block Primary Health Centre at Farakka (with 10 beds), Benipur Primary Health Centre (working as BPHC) (with 15 beds), Arjunpur PHC (with 10 beds) and Kendua PHC at Srimantapur (with 2 beds).[11]


  1. ^ "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  2. ^ Google maps
  3. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Murshidabad". Table 2.1. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original on 29 July 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  4. ^ "District Census Handbook: Murshidabad, Series 20 Part XII A" (PDF). Map of Murshidabad with CD Block HQs and Police Stations (on the fourth page). Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal, 2011. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Farakka Barrage Project". FBP. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Power Generation". Farakka. NTPC. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  7. ^ "তৈরি ৩ জেটি আর রেলে নয়, জলপথে কয়লা পৌঁছবে ফরাক্কায়". আনন্দবাজার প্রত্রিকা. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  8. ^ "3143 => 2343 Darjeeling Mail (PT)". Time Table. indiarailinfo. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Rationalisation of Numbering Systems of National Highways" (PDF). New Delhi: Department of Road Transport and Highways. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  10. ^ "Prof. Syed Nurul Hasan College". Prof SNHC. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  11. ^ "Health & Family Welfare Department". Health Statistics. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 19 September 2017.