|District||South 24 Parganas|
|• Total||427.28 km2 (164.97 sq mi)|
|Elevation||9 m (30 ft)|
|• Density||3,500/km2 (9,000/sq mi)|
|• Additional official||English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Telephone code||+91 33|
|Vehicle registration||WB-01 to WB-10, WB-19 to WB-22, WB-95 to WB-99|
|Lok Sabha constituencies||Diamond Harbour, Jadavpur, Kolkata Dakshin|
|Vidhan Sabha constituencies||Satgachhia, Bishnupur (SC), Kasba, Jadavpur, Tollygunge, Behala Purba, Behala Paschim, Maheshtala, Budge Budge, Metiaburuz|
South 24 Parganas district is divided into five administrative subdivisions: 
|Diamond Harbour||Diamond Harbour||1,264.68||2,125,758||14.61||85.39|
|South 24 Parganas||Alipore||9,960,00||8,161,961||25.58||74.42|
18.26% of the total population of South 24 Parganas district live in Alipore Sadar subdivision.
Alipore Sadar subdivision has 5 police stations, 5 community development blocks, 5 panchayat samitis, 43 gram panchayats, 268 mouzas, 243 inhabited villages, 3 municipalities and 36 census towns. The municipalities are at Budge Budge, Maheshtala and Pujali . The census towns are: Joka, Chata Kalikapur, Ganye Gangadharpur, Rameswarpur, Asuti, Hanspukuria, Kalua, Ramchandrapur, Samali, Uttar Raypur, Balarampur, Buita, Benjanhari Acharial (P), Abhirampur, Nischintapur, Birlapur, Chak Kashipur, Chak Alampur, Bowali, Dakshin Raypur, Poali, Daulatpur, Bhasa, Bishnupur, Kanyanagar, Nahazari, Nadabhanga, Kanganbaria, Bora Gagangohalia, Chanddandaha, Barkalikapur, Patharberia, Ramkrishnapur, Amtala, Kriparampur and Chak Enayetnagar. 
The following Municipalities and census towns in South 24 Parganas district were part of Kolkata Urban Agglomeration in the 2011 census: Maheshtala (M), Joka (CT), Balarampur (CT), Chata Kalikapur (CT), Budge Budge (M), Nischintapur (CT), Uttar Raypur (CT), Pujali (M) and Rajpur Sonarpur (M).
|Police station||Area covered
|Border (km)||Municipal town/ city||CD Block|
|Bishnupur||211||-||-||Bishnupur I, Bishnupur II|
|Budge Budge||49.61||-||Budge Budge, Pujali||Budge Budge I|
|Nodakhali||192.118||-||-||Budge Budge I, Budge Budge II|
|SC %||ST %||Hindus %||Muslims %||Literacy
|Budge Budge I||Purba Nischintapur||26.55||112,908||19.47||0.15||52.41||47.39||80.57||7|
|Budge Budge II||Dongaria||78.00||192,134||20.04||0.14||67.55||32.23||79.13||5|
The Alipore Sadar subdivision includes Budge Budge, an old industrial town on the bank of the Hooghly, The jute industry, a major talking-point about the area has been facing labour unrest and sheer competition from jute mills in Bangladesh. A slightly older report by Shodganga mentions 9 jute mills in Budge Budge and 1 in Maheshtala. The MSME report mentions 6 jute mills and Budge Budge Municipality talks of four major jute mills – Budge Budge Jute Mill, Cheviot Jute Mill, Caledonian Jute Mill and New Central Jute Mill. Birla Jute Mill is at Birlapur. Such giants as Budge Budge and Allied Jute Exports Ltd have closed. India Linoleums Ltd. at Birlapur produces linoleum. Budge Budge has a number of oil storage units.Bata India opened its first shoe factory in 1934 at Batanagar.Budge Budge Thermal Power Station of CESC Limited has a generating capacity of 750 MW.
“The whole of the jute mill area in Bengal was located on the either side of the river Hooghly, in a radius of about 50 kilometer north and south of Calcutta from Bansberia in the north, to Budge Budge in the South,” said a report of the Vidyasagar University. It further said that although jute mill workers were earlier local people, subsequently migrants formed a sizeable section of the population, because “agriculture in Bengal was more remunerative than work in the jute mills but what the jute mills paid was enough to attract labour from Bihar, Orissa, UP, CP and even Tamilnadu”. Much the same happened in other industries of the period.
South 24 Parganas district had a literacy rate of 77.51% as per the provisional figures of the census of India 2011. Alipore Sadar subdivision had a literacy rate of 81.14%, Baruipur subdivision 77.45%, Canning subdivision 70.98%, Diamond Harbour subdivision 76.26% and Kakdwip subdivision 82.04%
Given in the table below (data in numbers) is a comprehensive picture of the education scenario in South 24 Parganas district, with data for the year 2013-14:
|South 24 Parganas district*||3,756||437,530||264||34,924||275||118,282||501||423,268||27||66,750||20||11,703||11,584||504,833|
.* Does not include data for portions of South 24 Parganas district functioning under Kolkata Municipal Corporation
The following institutions are located in Alipore Sadar subdivision:
The table below (all data in numbers) presents an overview of the medical facilities available and patients treated in the hospitals, health centres and sub-centres in 2014 in South 24 Parganas district.
|Subdivision||Health & Family Welfare Deptt, WB||Other
|South 24 Parganas district||4||21||9||59||1||5||-||217||316||4,090||691||197,837||4,397,890|
Note: The district data does not include data for portions of South 24 Parganas district functioning under Kolkata Municipal Corporation. The number of doctors exclude private bodies.
Medical facilities in Alipore Sadar subdivision are as follows:
Hospitals: (Name, location, beds)
Rural Hospitals: (Name, CD block, location, beds) 
Block Primary Health Centres: (Name, CD block, location, beds)
Primary Health Centres: (CD block-wise)(CD Block, PHC location, beds)
There are primary health centres – Haridevpur (PO Paschim Putiary) (2) and Garfa (6)- located in Kolkata
As per order of the Delimitation Commission in respect of the Delimitation of constituencies in West Bengal, the areas under Bishnupur II CD Block along with seven gram panchayats under the Budge Budge II CD Block, viz. Burul, Chakmanik, Gaja Poyali, Kamrabad, Naskarpur, Rania and Satgachhia, will form the Satgachhia (Vidhan Sabha constituency). The other four gram panchayats under the Bishnupur II CD Block, the Budge Budge Municipality, the Pujali Municipality and the area under the Budge Budge I CD Block will together form the Budge Budge (Vidhan Sabha constituency). The gram panchayats of Asuti I, Asuti II, Chatta and Raspunja under the Thakurpukur Maheshtala CD Block and the areas under the Bishnupur I CD Block will together form the Bishnupur (Vidhan Sabha constituency). Wards 66, 67, 91, 92, 107, 108 of Kolkata Municipal Corporation will together form the Kasba (Vidhan Sabha constituency). Wards 96, 99, 101–106, 109, 110 of Kolkata Municipal Corporation will form the Jadavpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency). Wards 94, 95, 97, 98, 100, 111–114 of Kolkata Municipal Corporation will form the Tollyganj (Vidhan Sabha constituency). Wards 118, 119, 125–132 of Kolkata Municipal Corporation will form the Behala Paschim (Vidhan Sabha constituency). The Behala Purba (Vidhan Sabha constituency) will cover the area under wards 115–117 and 120–124 of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation, and the gram panchayats of Joka I and Joka II under the Thakurpukur Maheshtala CD Block. Wards 8, 11–35 of the Maheshtala Municipality will form the Maheshtala (Vidhan Sabha constituency). Wards 1–7, 9, 10 of the Maheshtala Municipality and wards 136–141 of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation will together form the Metiaburuz (Vidhan Sabha constituency). The Bishnupur legislative assembly constituency will be reserved for Scheduled Castes (SC) candidates. The legislative assembly constituencies of Satgachhia, Bishnupur, Maheshtala, Budge Budge and Metiaburuz will be legislative assembly segments of the Diamond Harbour (Lok Sabha constituency). The legislative assembly constituencies of Jadavpur and Tollyganj will be legislative assembly segments of the Jadavpur (Lok Sabha constituency). The legislative assembly constituencies of Kasba, Behala Paschim and Behala Purba will be legislative assembly segments of the Kolkata Dakshin (Lok Sabha constituency).