Gobardanga

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Gobardanga
City
Gobardanga Railway Station
Gobardanga Railway Station
Gobardanga is located in West Bengal
Gobardanga
Gobardanga
Location in West Bengal, India
Gobardanga is located in India
Gobardanga
Gobardanga
Gobardanga (India)
Coordinates: 22°52′N 88°46′E / 22.87°N 88.76°E / 22.87; 88.76Coordinates: 22°52′N 88°46′E / 22.87°N 88.76°E / 22.87; 88.76[2]
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictNorth 24 Parganas
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyGobardanga Municipality
 • Municipality ChairmanSubhash Datta[3]
Area
 • Total13.5 km2 (5.2 sq mi)
Elevation6 m (20 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total45,377[1]
Languages
 • OfficialBengali and English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Lok Sabha constituencyBangaon
Vidhan Sabha constituencyGaighata
Websitewww.gobardangamunicipality.org

Gobardanga is a city and a municipality in North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Founded on 20 April 1870, it is one of the oldest municipalities of west Bengal.

Etymology[edit]

The word Gobardanga derives from Sanskrit. It consists of three words, go-bar-danga. Go means "world/earth", bar means "greatest" and danga refers to "place" which literally means, the greatest place on earth.....

Geography[edit]

Gobardanga is situated on the banks of the river Jamuna.

Transport[edit]

Gobardanga railway station is 58 km from Sealdah railway station on the Sealdah–Bangaon branch line of Eastern Railway. From Sealdah it is next to Maslandapur railway station and before Thakurnagar railway station. Road distance between Bongaon and Gobardanga is almost 25 km. Buses, Auto-rickshaw, Electric rickshaw are the most commonly used mode of transport.

Demographics[edit]

As per the 2011 Census of India, Gobardanga had a total population of 45,377, of which 23,025 (51%) were males and 22,352 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 3,481. The total number of literates in Gobardanga was 38,461 (91.80% of the population over 6 years).[4]

As of 2001 India census,[5] Gobardanga had a population of 41,618. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Gobardanga has an average literacy rate of 80%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 84%, and female literacy is 75%. In Gobardanga, 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Education[edit]

Higher education[edit]

Gobardanga has a college named Gobardanga Hindu College which is affiliated with West Bengal State University.[6]

School Education[edit]

  • Angel Day School
  • Subhash Vidyamandir FP School
  • Sri Ramakrishna Vidyabhawan
  • Gobardanga Collegiate High School
  • Gobardanga Girls High School
  • Netaji Vidyapith
  • Gobardanga Khantura High School
  • Khantura Girls' High School
  • Gobardanga Sri Chaitanya Vidyalaya
  • Khantura Pritilata Shikha Niketan for Boys
  • Khantura Pritilata Shikha Niketan for Girls
  • DPB Deshbandhu Prathamik Vidyalaya
  • Nibedita Sishu Tirtha
  • Sishubhuban Renaisance Vidyapith
  • Oxebow English School
  • Sudhir Memorial Institute

Healthcare[edit]

North 24 Parganas district has been identified as one of the areas where ground water is affected by arsenic contamination.[7]

See also[edit]

Map of Habra I CD Block on Page 289 of District Census Handbook. It also shows the location of Gobardanga.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Template:Https://www.census2011.co.in/data/town/801696-gobardanga-west-bengal.html
  2. ^ "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Gobardanga, India". fallingrain.com.
  3. ^ Official District Administration site Archived 15 January 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "Affiliated College of West Bengal State University". Archived from the original on 29 October 2012. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  7. ^ "Groundwater Arsenic contamination in West Bengal-India (19 years study)". Groundwater arsenic contamination status of North 24-Parganas district, one of the nine arsenic affected districts of West Bengal-India. SOES. Retrieved 24 August 2007.
  8. ^ "District Census Handbook North Twenty Four Parganas, Census of India 2011, Series 20, Part XII A" (PDF). Page 289 -Map of Habra I CD Block. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 1 June 2018.