|• Body||Chakdaha Municipality|
|• MLA||Ratna Ghosh|
|• Total||15.36 km2 (5.93 sq mi)|
|Elevation||11 m (36 ft)|
|• Density||8,600/km2 (22,000/sq mi)|
|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Ranaghat|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Chakdaha|
Chadaha police station has jurisdiction over Chakdah municipal town and Chakdaha CD Block.The total area covered by the police station is 351.19 km2 and the population covered is 458,834 (2001 census).
In the 2011 census, Chakdaha Urban Agglomeration had a population of 132,855, out of which 67,135 65 were males and 65,720 were females. The 0–5 years population was 9,829. Effective literacy rate for the 7+ population was 90.95 per cent.
Singher Hat is the second largest vegetables market in this state. Both Wholesale and Retail business have developed here. The Economy of Chakdaha and its surrounding region is mostly based on agriculture and Clothes Market. Chakdaha today is totally service sector oriented economy along with business as an unorganized informal sector. People living in this region work in the neighbouring areas and in Kolkata.
The biggest industrial undertaking in Chakdaha is Supreme Paper Mills Ltd., a paper mill producing Writing & Printing Paper since 1982. Apart from that there are a number of small plastic factories present.
IT infrastructure is getting popularised lately.
Chakdaha College was established at Chakdaha in 1979. Affiliated to the University of Kalyani, it offers honours courses in Bengali, English, Sanskrit, economics, history, political science, geography, physics, chemistry, mathematics, botany, zoology and accountancy. Few high schools and primary schools are there. There are 8 quality English Medium Schools in the central area of Chakdaha City
Chakdah State General Hospital is one of the best state general hospitals in west Bengal has 500 beds.
Durga-puja, like in all other Bengali communities, is the largest and most colourful festival and is celebrated throughout the town.Other festivals like Jagadhhatri Puja, Holi, Rath-yatra etc. are also popular.
Cultural programmes are mostly held in the Sampriti Manch and Chakdaha Pouro Mukto Mancha. Each winter one large cultural program (better known as Melas) takes place in Chakdaha. Since 2014 'Chakdaha Book Fair' is started. Flower Exhibition is one of the popular event in this town.
The city is well connected to the Sealdah railway station through the Chakdaha railway station of Sealdah-Ranaghat Line. Local and passenger trains are available Shortly. Distance between Kolkata to Chakdaha is 62 km by Rails. From Chakdaha railway station, trains travel both north and south. Local trains are available to: Ranaghat, Krishnagar, Shantipur, Gede, and Sealdah. A handful of passenger trains between Lalgola and Sealdah also stop at Chakdaha.
Distance between Kolkata to Chakdaha is 69 km by Road. Chakdah has an important & busy Bus Stand which is mainly connected with Chakda-Bongaon road and NH-12 (previously NH-34). It has bus connectivity mainly with Bangaon and it is also connecting with Barasat, Ranaghat, Tehatta, Aishmali, Nimtala and other parts of Nadia and North 24 pgs district. CSTC, SBST buses plying from Kolkata going to North Bengal also has a stop at Chakdah on NH-34. Buses ply to Krishnanagar, Hanskhali, Palassey, Bethua, baharampur and other parts of State. Some long-distance night buses to north Bengal are also available. People in general, though prefer trains because of ready availability and more convenience.
Nearest airport from the town being the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport at Dum Dum, 58 km from the town.