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Thakurnagar Matua Mahasangha Thakurbari.
Thakurnagar Matua Mahasangha Thakurbari.
Sri Dham Thakurnagar
West Bengal
West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
West Bengal
West Bengal
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
 • TypeCensus Town
 • MPShantanu Thakur (Bharatiya Janata Party)
 • MLAPhulin Bihari Roy ( TMC )
 • Total45,000
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
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

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


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.


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]


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]



  • 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


See also[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". 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)". (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.