|District||South 24 Parganas|
|Elevation||4 m (13 ft)|
|• Additional official||English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Telephone code||+91 3210|
|Vehicle registration||WB-19 to WB-22, WB-95 to WB-99|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Mathurapur (SC)|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Sagar|
Sir Andrew Fraser, Lieutenant Governor of Bengal (1903–1908) in the early twentieth century, is credited with "discovery" of the place. In recognition of his efforts, a part of the town is named Fraserganj. There is a dilapidated house near the beach, which according to the locals was the one in which Fraser used to stay.
|Places in Kakdwip subdivision (Kakdwip, Sagar, Namkhana, Patharpratima CD blocks) in South 24 Parganas district|
R: rural/ urban centre
Places linked with coastal activity are marked in blue
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly
Kakdwip subdivision has full rural population. The entire district is situated in the Ganges Delta. The southern part of the delta has numerous channels and islands such as Henry’s Island, Sagar Island, Frederick Island and Fraserganj Island. A comparatively recent country-wide development is the guarding of the coastal areas by special coastal forces. The area attracts large number of tourists – Gangasagar and Fraserganj-Bakkhali are worth mentioning. Gobardhanpur holds a promise for the future.
Note: The map alongside presents some of the notable locations in the subdivision. All places marked in the map are linked in the larger full screen map.
Bakkhali is located at. It has an average elevation of 4 metres (13 ft).
Bakkhali is unique in many ways. The windmills in Frasergunj serve as a power generating location. The rickshaw van is the only form of local transport.
Fishing is the primary occupation of the people. Agriculture is almost non-existent because of the extreme salinity of adjacent sea which inundates the land heavily affecting the fertility of the land.
There is a fishing harbour at Frasergunj run by Benfish, a wing of the state government has a presence nearby.
Jambudwip and Lothian are two forested islands nearby. The only means of travel to the islands is by crude motorised country boat and then there are no jetties in the islands.
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