Itachuna

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Itachuna
Village
Itachuna is located in West Bengal
Itachuna
Itachuna
Location in West Bengal, India
Itachuna is located in India
Itachuna
Itachuna
Itachuna (India)
Coordinates: 23°02′07″N 88°18′33″E / 23.0352°N 88.3093°E / 23.0352; 88.3093Coordinates: 23°02′07″N 88°18′33″E / 23.0352°N 88.3093°E / 23.0352; 88.3093
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictHooghly
Population
 (2011)
 • Total1,451
Languages
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone/STD code03454
Lok Sabha constituencyHooghly
Vidhan Sabha constituencyPandua
Websitehooghly.gov.in

Itachuna is a village and Itachuna-Khanyan is a gram panchayat in Pandua CD Block in Chinsurah subdivision of Hooghly district in the state of West Bengal, India.

Demographics[edit]

As per the 2011 Census of India, Itachuna had a total population of 1,451 of which 735 (51%) were males and 716 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 146. The total number of literates in Itachuna was 1,034 (79.23% of the population over 6 years).[1]

Transport[edit]

A short stretch of Polba-Khanyan Road links Itachuna to SH 13/ GT Road.[2][3] Nearest railway station is Khanyan railway station.

Education[edit]

Bejoy Narayan Mahavidyalaya, a general degree college, was established at Itachuna in 1950. It is affiliated with the University of Burdwan and offers honours courses in Bengali, English, Sanskrit, history, political science, philosophy, economics, mathematics, physics, chemistry, botany, zoology and nutrition.[4][5]

Culture[edit]

Itachuna Rajbari

Itachuna Rajbari also known as "Bargee Danga"[6] became a tourist spot of Hooghly district. This was established by Kundan family originated from Maratha in 1766. Now the palace has been transformed into a heritage hotel. It is known for being the shooting location of many Hindi and Bengali films like Lootera, Poran Jaye Jolia Re, Rajmohol etc.[7][8]

Itachuna Rajbari

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  2. ^ "List of State Highways in West Bengal". West Bengal Traffic Police. Retrieved 2 July 2017.
  3. ^ Google maps
  4. ^ "Bejoy Narayan Mahavidyalaya". BNM. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Bejoy Narayan Mahaviyalaya, Itachuna, Hooghly". College Admission. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Inside our Royal Past: A Haunting Story of the Itachuna Palace".
  7. ^ Roy, Tasmayee Laha (14 February 2017). "Rajbaris to come up as boutique hotels". The Economic Times. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  8. ^ "The Rajbaris in and around Kolkata". Retrieved 5 November 2017.