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Bora Gagangohalia

Bora Gagangohalia
Census Town
Bora Gagangohalia is located in West Bengal
Bora Gagangohalia
Bora Gagangohalia
Location in West Bengal
Bora Gagangohalia is located in India
Bora Gagangohalia
Bora Gagangohalia
Location in India
Coordinates: 22°23′27″N 88°15′39″E / 22.3907°N 88.2608°E / 22.3907; 88.2608
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictSouth 24 Parganas
CD blockBishnupur II
 • Total1.94 km2 (0.75 sq mi)
9 m (30 ft)
 • Total5,274
 • Density2,700/km2 (7,000/sq mi)
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code+91 33
Vehicle registrationWB-01 to WB-10, WB-19 to WB-22, WB-95 to WB-99
Lok Sabha constituencyDiamond Harbour
Vidhan Sabha constituencySatgachhia

Bora Gagangohalia (also called Bara Gagan Gohalia) is a census town within the jurisdiction of the Bishnupur police station in the Bishnupur II CD block in the Alipore Sadar subdivision of the South 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal.


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

The 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.


Bora Gagangohalia is located at 22°23′27″N 88°15′39″E / 22.3907°N 88.2608°E / 22.3907; 88.2608. It has an average elevation of 9 metres (30 ft).

Nadabhanga, Kanganbaria, Bora Gagangohalia, Barkalikapur, Chanddandaha and Patharberia (a little away) form a cluster of census towns, as per the map of the Bishnupur II CD block on page 233 of the District Census Handbook 2011 for the South 24 Parganas.[4]


According to the 2011 Census of India, Bora Gagangohalia had a total population of 5,274, of which 2,692 (51%) were males and 2,582 (49%) were females. There were 486 persons in the age range of 0 to 6 years. The total number of literate persons in Bora Gagangohalia was 4,147 (86.61% of the population over 6 years).[5]


According to the District Census Handbook 2011, Bora Gagangohalia covered an area of 1.9373 km2. Among the civic amenities, it had 20.8 km roads. the protected water supply involved service reservoir. It had 499 domestic electric connections. Among the medical facilities it had a hospital 4 km away, 3 medicine shops. Among the educational facilities it had were 2 primary schools, 1 middle school, 1 secondary school, the nearest senior secondary school, general degree college were at Vidyanagar 3.2 km away. Among the social, recreational and cultural facilities, public library and reading room were there in Vidyanagar. An important commodity it produced was puffed rice.[6]


A small stretch of local roads link Bora Gagangohalia to the Diamond Harbour Road.[7]


Nandabhanga High School is a Bengali-medium coeducational high school established in 1964. It has facilities for teaching from class VI to class X.[8]


  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. ^ "District Census Handbook South Twentyfour Parganas, Census of India 2011, Series 20, Part XII A" (PDF). Page 233 – Map of Bishnupur II CD block. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  5. ^ "CD block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". West Bengal – District-wise CD blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  6. ^ "District Census Handbook South Twenty Four Parganas, Census of India 2011, Series 20, Part XII A" (PDF). Section II Town Directory, Pages 999-1006 Statement I: Status and Growth History, Pages 1006-1010; Statement II: Physical Aspects and Location of Towns, Pages 1010-1015; Statement III: Civic and other Amenities, Pages 1015-1019; Statement IV: Medical Facilities 2009, Pages 1019-1027 Statement V: Educational, Recreational and Cultural Facilities, Pages 1027- 1029: Statement VI:Industry and Banking. Directorate of Census Operations V, West Bengal. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  7. ^ Google maps
  8. ^ "Nandabhanga High School". Edugorilla. Retrieved 10 November 2019.