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Barrackpur Cantonment

Barrackpur Cantonment
Neighbourhood in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Barrackpur Cantonment is located in West Bengal
Barrackpur Cantonment
Barrackpur Cantonment
Location in West Bengal, India
Barrackpur Cantonment is located in India
Barrackpur Cantonment
Barrackpur Cantonment
Barrackpur Cantonment (India)
Coordinates: 22°47′N 88°29′E / 22.78°N 88.48°E / 22.78; 88.48
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictNorth 24 Parganas
RegionGreater Kolkata
 • TypeCantonment Board
 • BodyBarrackpur Cantonment
 • Total17,380
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code+91 33
Vehicle registrationWB
Lok Sabha constituencyBarrackpore
Vidhan Sabha constituencyNoapara

Barrackpur Cantonment is a city and a cantonment board of North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is close to Kolkata and also a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA).[1]


The military station of Barrackpore came into being in 1765. It is the oldest cantonment in India.[2]


Cities and towns in the southern portion of Barrackpore subdivision in North 24 Parganas district
M: municipal city/ town, CT: census town,
N: neighbourhood/ administrative location
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly


96% of the population of Barrackpore subdivision (partly presented in the map alongside) live in urban areas. In 2011, it had a density of population of 10,967 per km2 The subdivision has 16 municipalities and 24 census towns.[3]

For most of the cities/ towns information regarding density of population is available in the Infobox. Population data is not available for neighbourhoods. It is available for the entire municipal area and thereafter ward-wise.

All places marked on the map are linked in the full-screen map.

Barrackpur Cantonment is bounded by North Barrackpur on the north, Barrackpore on the east and south, and the Hooghly on the west.[4][5]

Police station

Noapara police station under Barrackpore Police Commissionerate has jurisdiction over Barrackpur Cantonment Board.[6]



As per the 2011 Census of India, Barrckpore Cantonment Board had a total population of 17,380, of which 8,872 (51%) were males and 8,508 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 1,447. The total number of literates in Barrackpore CB was 14,096 (88.47% of the population over 6 years).[7]

As of 2001 India census,[8] Barrackpur Cantonment had a population of 22,014. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Barrackpur Cantonment has an average literacy rate of 80%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 59% of the literates being male and 41% being female. 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Kolkata Urban Agglomeration

The following Municipalities, Census Towns and other locations in Barrackpore subdivision were part of Kolkata Urban Agglomeration in the 2011 census: Kanchrapara (M), Jetia (CT), Halisahar (M), Balibhara (CT), Naihati (M), Bhatpara (M), Kaugachhi (CT), Garshyamnagar (CT), Garulia (M), Ichhapur Defence Estate (CT), North Barrackpur (M), Barrackpur Cantonment (CB), Barrackpore (M), Jafarpur (CT), Ruiya (CT), Titagarh (M), Khardaha (M), Bandipur (CT), Panihati (M), Muragachha (CT) New Barrackpore (M), Chandpur (CT), Talbandha (CT), Patulia (CT), Kamarhati (M), Baranagar (M), South Dumdum (M), North Dumdum (M), Dum Dum (M), Noapara (CT), Babanpur (CT), Teghari (CT), Nanna (OG), Chakla (OG), Srotribati (OG) and Panpur (OG).[9]


Barrackpore cantonment is connected through several roads like Barrack Road, Strand Road, Court Road etc. and with SN Bannerjee Road it's connected to Ghoshpara Road, Barrackpore Barasat Road (towards Kalyani Expressway and National Highway 12) and Barrackpore Trunk Road. The nearest railway station is Barrackpore only a KM away. There are three ferry service stations at Barrackpore - Dhobi ghat and Manirampore to Serampore Chhatugunj and Sheoraphuli. Nearest Civil Airport is Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport which is 25 KMs far away from the area. But there is a military Air Base in Barrackpore cantonment owned by Indian Air Force.

Buses like 78, 81, 85, MM5, S32, S34B, S58, E32, C29, AC20 and some others originate from Different points of the area like Fishery Gate, Barrackpore court, Chiria More and Lalkuthi.


North 24 Parganas district has been identified as one of the areas where ground water is affected by arsenic contamination.[10] there are Cantonment General Hospital and Dr. Bhola Nath Bose sub divisional hospital nearby.

See also


  1. ^ District-wise list of statutory towns Archived 9 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Danapur cantt celebrates 250 yrs".
  3. ^ "District Statistical Handbook". North 24 Parganas 2013, Tables 2.1, 2.2, 2.4b. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  4. ^ "District Census Handbook North Twenty Four Parganas, Census of India 2011, Series 20, Part XII A" (PDF). Map of Barrackpore I CD Block on Page 365. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  5. ^ "District Census Handbook North Twenty Four Parganas, Census of India 2011, Series 20, Part XII A" (PDF). Map of Barrackpore II CD Block on Page 379. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Barrackpore Police Commissionerate". Map of Barrackpur subdivision showing jurisdiction of Police Stations. Barrackpur Police Commisionerate. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  7. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  9. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011" (PDF). Constituents of Urban Agglomeration Having Population Above 1 Lakh. Census of India 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Groundwater Arsenic contamination in West Bengal-India (19 years study )". Groundwater arsenic contamination status of North 24-Parganas district, one of the nine arsenic affected districts of West Bengal-India. SOES. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 24 August 2007.

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