Koyra, West Bengal

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Koyra
Census Town
Koyra is located in West Bengal
Koyra
Koyra
Location in West Bengal, India
Koyra is located in India
Koyra
Koyra
Koyra (India)
Coordinates: 22°42′22″N 88°32′28″E / 22.706176°N 88.541103°E / 22.706176; 88.541103Coordinates: 22°42′22″N 88°32′28″E / 22.706176°N 88.541103°E / 22.706176; 88.541103
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictNorth 24 Parganas
Area
 • Total1.57 km2 (0.61 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total11,615
 • Density7,400/km2 (19,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
700125
Telephone code+91 33
ISO 3166 codeIN-WB
Vehicle registrationWB
Lok Sabha constituencyBarasat
Websitenorth24parganas.nic.in

Koyra is a census town in Barasat I CD Block in Barasat Sadar subdivision in North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is close to Kolkata and also a part of Kolkata Urban Agglomeration.

Geography[edit]

Duttapukur police station has jurisdiction over Barasat I CD Block.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census, Koyra had a population of 11,615; of this, 5,789 are male, 5,826 female.[2] It has an average literacy rate of 68.72%, lower than the national average of 74.04%.

Infrastructure[edit]

As per District Census Handbook 2011, Koyra covered an area of 1.5657 km2. It had 6 primary schools, 2 secondary schools and 2 senior secondary schools. The nearest hospital was available 4 km away, the nearest dispensary/ health centre (without any beds) 1 km away, the nearest family welfare centre 8 km away, the nearest maternity and child welfare centre 8 km away and the nearest maternity home 8 km away.[3]

Transport[edit]

Karea Kadambagachhi railway station is on the Barasat-Hasnabad line, which is part the Kolkata Suburban Railway railway system.[4]

Koyra is beside the State Highway 2 (locally known as Taki Road).[5]

Healthcare[edit]

North 24 Parganas district has been identified as one of the areas where ground water is affected by arsenic contamination.[6]

See also[edit]

Map of Barasat I CD Block on Page 393 of District Census Handbook.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "North 24 Parganas Dist. Police". Know Your Police Station. District Police. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Primary census abstract data". Census of India. Retrieved 23 February 2014. (For census towns, select "urban" radio button, then select state, district and sub-district. A drop down list of towns well appear. Select the town.)
  3. ^ "District Census Handbook North Twenty Four Parganas, Census of India 2011, Series 20, Part XII A" (PDF). Section II Town Directory, Pages 781-783 Statement I: Growth History, Pages 799-803: Statement IV: Medical Facilities 2009, Pages 803-805 Section: Educational, Recreational and Cultural Facilities. Directorate of Census Operations V, West Bengal. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  4. ^ "33311 Barasat-Hasnabad local". Time Table. India Railinfo. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  5. ^ Google maps
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ "District Census Handbook North Twenty Four Parganas, Census of India 2011, Series 20, Part XII A" (PDF). Page 393 -Map of Barasat I CD Block. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 6 May 2018.