Gobardanga Railway Station
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|District||North 24 Parganas|
|• Body||Gobardanga Municipality|
|• Municipality Chairman||Subhash Datta|
|• Total||13.5 km2 (5.2 sq mi)|
|Elevation||6 m (20 ft)|
|• Official||Bengali and English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Bangaon|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Gaighata|
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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.....
Gobardanga is situated on the banks of the river Jamuna.
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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.
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).
As of 2001 India census, 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.
- 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
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