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Census Town
Dighirpar is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Dighirpar is located in India
Location in India
Coordinates: 22°18′12″N 88°40′04″E / 22.3034°N 88.6678°E / 22.3034; 88.6678
StateWest Bengal
DistrictSouth 24 Parganas
CD blockCanning I
 • Total2.7742 km2 (1.0711 sq mi)
 • Total15,881
 • Density5,700/km2 (15,000/sq mi)
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code+91 3218
Vehicle registrationWB-19 to WB-22, WB-95 to WB-99
Lok Sabha constituencyJaynagar (SC)
Vidhan Sabha constituencyCanning Paschim (SC)

Dighirpar is a census town and gram panchayat under Canning police station of Canning I CD block in Canning subdivision of South 24 Parganas district in the Indian State of West Bengal.


Places in Canning subdivision (Canning I & II, Basanti, Gosaba CD blocks) in South 24 Parganas district
R: rural/ urban centre
Places linked with coastal activity are marked in blue
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

Area overview

Canning subdivision has a very low level of urbanization. Only 12.37% of the population live in the urban areas and 87.63% live in the rural areas. There are 8 census towns in Canning I CD block and only 2 in the rest of the subdivision. The entire district is situated in the Ganges Delta with numerous islands in the southern part of the region. The area (shown in the map alongside) borders on the Sundarbans National Park and a major portion of it is a part of the Sundarbans settlements. It is a flat low lying area in the South Bidyadhari plains. The Matla River is prominent and there are many streams and water channels locally known as khals. A comparatively recent coutry-wide development is the guarding of the coastal areas with special coastal force.[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.


Dighirpar is located at 22°18′12″N 88°40′04″E / 22.3034°N 88.6678°E / 22.3034; 88.6678

Rajapur, Taldi, Bayarsingh, Matla and Dighirpar form a cluster of census towns in Canning I CD block, as per map of Canning I CD block on page 333 of the District Census Handbook 2011. Canning is not identified as a separate place in 2011 census records. The map of CD block Canning I in the District Census Handbook for South 24 Parganas shows Canning as being a part of Matla and Dighirpar census towns.[4]


As per the 2011 Census of India, Dighirpar had a total population of 15,881, of which 8,106 (51%) were males and 7,775 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 1,509. The total number of literates in Dighirpar was 11,453 (86.65% of the population over 6 years).[5]


As per the District Census Handbook 2011, Dighirpar covered an area of 2.7742 km2. Among the civic amenities, it had 3 km roads with open drain, the protected water supply involved overhead tank and service reservoir. It had 1,524 domestic electric connections. Among the medical facilities it had were 2 dispensaries/ health centres, 1 nursing home and 6 medicine shops. Among the educational facilities It had were 10 primary schools, 2 middle school, 1 secondary school.[6]


Canning railway station, located nearby, is the terminal station on the Sealdah–Canning line.[7]


  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 19, 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. ^ "Census of India 2011, West Bengal, District Census Handbook, South Twentyfour Parganas, Series – 20, Part XII-A, Village and Town Directory" (PDF). Page 333 - Map of Canning I CD block. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  5. ^ "CD block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". West Bengal – District-wise CD blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 14 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 16 November 2018.
  7. ^ "34520 Sealdah-Canning Local". Time Table. India Rail Info. Retrieved 14 November 2019.