Thakurnagar

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Thakurnagar
Town
Thakurnagar Matua Mahasangha Thakurbari.
Thakurnagar Matua Mahasangha Thakurbari.
Nickname(s): 
Sri Dham Thakurnagar
West Bengal
West Bengal
Thakurnagar
Location in West Bengal, India
West Bengal
West Bengal
Thakurnagar
Thakurnagar (India)
Coordinates: 22°55′28″N 88°46′40″E / 22.92444°N 88.77778°E / 22.92444; 88.77778Coordinates: 22°55′28″N 88°46′40″E / 22.92444°N 88.77778°E / 22.92444; 88.77778
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictNorth 24 Parganas
Founded byGuruchand Thakur
Named forPramath Ranjan Thakur
ReservedSC
Government
 • TypeCensus Town
 • MPShantanu Thakur (Bharatiya Janata Party)
 • MLAPhulin Bihari Roy ( TMC )
Population
 (2011)
 • Total45,000
Languages
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
743287
Telephone03215
ISO 3166 codeIN-WB
Vehicle registrationWB-23, WB-24, WB-25, WB-26, WB-27, WB-28.
Official LanguagesBengali, English
DivisionPresidency Division
Vidhanshabha ConstituencyGaighata
Lokshaba ConstituencyBangaon
Websitehttp://www.north24parganas.nic.in

Thakurnagar is a town in the Indian state of West Bengal. The town is close to the border with Bangladesh.

History[edit]

Thakurnagar is named after Pramath Ranjan Thakur, the great-grandson of the founder of the Hindu Matuan movement, Harichand Thakur. Due to the Thakurs' significance to the Matua Mahasangha, the village is considered the "Mecca of Matuas."[1]

Today, Thakurnagar is best known for the nearby Thakur Bari ("House of the Thakurs" in English). Thakurnagar is also known for its large flower market.

Geography[edit]

Thakurnagar is located 63.4 km northeast of Kolkata. It is to the east of the Bangladesh border.

There have been reports of the formation of a Thakurnagar municipality in near future.[2] However, as of May 2018, no notification has been issued to that effect.[3][4]

Health concern[edit]

The ground water in North 24 Parganas district is affected by arsenic contamination.[5]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census of India, Thakurnagar was not identified as a separate city. The population is included in that of nearby cities, but it is not differentiated in the census records.[6][7]

Education[edit]

Schools[edit]

  • Thakurnagar High Secondary School
  • Thakurnagar Girls High School
  • Shimulpur Anandapara Narahari Vidyapith
  • Kaya Pir Abdur Sobahan High School
  • Ramchandrapur Palli Mangal Vidyapith
  • Grand Gems Public School
  • ST Stephens School
  • Don Bosco English Medium School
  • The Assembly of God Church
  • Guru Nanak Nursery & KG School
  • Mother Mary English School
  • P.R Thakur School
  • Shimulpur FP School
  • Manikhira FP School
  • Kaya FP School

Colleges[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bagchi, Suvojit (26 April 2016). "In West Bengal, the die is cast here". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Decentralisation of governance: 22 new municipalities to come up in Bengal : All India Trinamool Congress". aitcofficial.org. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  3. ^ "দুই জেলায় নতুন তিন পুরসভার ঘোষণায় উচ্ছ্বাস (Announcement of three new municipalities in two districts greeted)" (in Bengali). Ananda Bazar Patrika, 14 June 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  4. ^ "West Bengal to have 22 new municipalities". Outlook 11 June 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Arsenic in Ground Water of North 24 Parganas District, West Bengal | इंडिया वाटर पोर्टल (हिन्दी)". hindi.indiawaterportal.org (in Hindi). Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  6. ^ "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  7. ^ "District Census Handbook North Twenty Four Parganas, Census of India 2011, Series 20, Part XII A" (PDF). Page 227: Map of Gaighata CD Bloc. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 27 May 2018.