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Bakrahat is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Bakrahat is located in India
Bakrahat (India)
Coordinates: 22°24′01″N 88°13′06″E / 22.4002°N 88.2182°E / 22.4002; 88.2182
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictSouth 24 Parganas
 • Total3,419
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone/STD code+91 33
Lok Sabha constituencyDiamond Harbour
Vidhan Sabha constituencySatgachhia

Bakrahat is a village and a gram panchayat in the Bishnupur II CD block in the Alipore Sadar subdivision of the South 24 Parganas district in the state of West Bengal, India.


Cities and towns in the eastern part of Alipore Sadar subdivision (including Bishnupur I & II CD blocks) in South 24 Parganas district
M: municipal city/ town, CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre, N: neighbourhood
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

Area overview

Alipore Sadar subdivision is the most urbanized part of the South 24 Parganas district. 59.85% of the population lives in the urban areas and 40.15% lives in the rural areas. In the southern portion of the subdivision (shown in the map alongside) there are 15 census towns. The entire district is situated in the Ganges Delta and the subdivision, on the east bank of the Hooghly River, is an alluvial stretch, with industrial development.[1][2][3]

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.


Bakrahat is located at 22°24′01″N 88°13′06″E / 22.4002°N 88.2182°E / 22.4002; 88.2182.


According to the 2011 Census of India, Bakrahat had a total population of 3,419, of which 1,744 (51%) were males and 1,675 (49%) were females. There were 293 persons in the age range of 0 to 6 years. The total number of literate people in Bakrahat was 2,896 (92.64% of the population over 6 years).[4]

Civic Administration

CD block HQ

The headquarters of the Bishnupur II CD block are located at Bakrahat.[5]


The Amtala-Dongaria Road links Bakrahat to the Diamond Harbour Road. Bakrahat is also linked to Thakurpukur.[6]


S.L.Bajoria Foundation High School is an ICSE, ISC coeducational school at Sanjua, PO Bakrahat.[7]

Bakrahat High School is a boys only institution.[8]

Ariapara High School on Bakrahat Road, Ariapara, is a Bengali-medium coeducational school, established in 1949. It has facilities for teaching from class V to class XII.[9]


Lakshmibala Dutta Rural Hospital with 30 beds is the major government medical facility for the Budge Budge II CD block.[10]


  1. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 South Twety-four Parganas". Table 2.1 , 2.2, 2.4b. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Census of India 2011, West Bengal, District Census Handbook, South Twentyfour Parganas, Series – 20, Part XII-A, Village and Town Directory" (PDF). Page 13, Physiography. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  3. ^ "District Human Development Report: South 24 Parganas". Chapter 9: Sundarbans and the Remote Islanders, p 290-311. Development & Planning Department, Government of West Bengal, 2009. Archived from the original on 5 October 2016. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  4. ^ "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  5. ^ "BDO Offices under South 24 Parganas District". West Bengal Public Library Network, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  6. ^ Google maps
  7. ^ "S.L.Bajoria Foundation High School". ICBSE. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  8. ^ "Bakrahat High School". India Study Channel. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  9. ^ "Ariapara High School". ICBSE. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  10. ^ "Health & Family Welfare Department" (PDF). Health Statistics – Rural Hospitals. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 1 November 2019.