Neighbourhood in Kolkata (Calcutta)
|District||North 24 Parganas|
|• Type||Cantonment Board|
|• Body||Barrackpur Cantonment|
|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Telephone code||+91 33|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Barrackpore|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Noapara|
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).
The military station of Barrackpore came into being in 1765. It is the oldest cantonment in India.
|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.
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.
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).
As of 2001[update] India census, 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.
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).
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. there are Cantonment General Hospital and Dr. Bhola Nath Bose sub divisional hospital nearby.