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Fraserganj

Fraserganj
Village
Fraserganj is located in West Bengal
Fraserganj
Fraserganj
Location in West Bengal, India
Fraserganj is located in India
Fraserganj
Fraserganj
Fraserganj (India)
Coordinates: 21°35′06″N 88°15′31″E / 21.5851°N 88.2585°E / 21.5851; 88.2585
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictSouth 24 Parganas
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
743339
Telephone/STD code+91 3210
Lok Sabha constituencyMathurapur
Vidhan Sabha constituencySagar
Websitewww.s24pgs.gov.in

Fraserganj is a village and gram panchayat in Namkhana CD block in Kakdwip subdivision of South 24 Parganas district in the state of West Bengal, India. It is not identified as a separate place in 2011 census.

History

Sir Andrew Fraser, Lieutenant Governor of Bengal (1903–1908) in the early twentieth century, is credited with the "discovery" of the place. In recognition of his efforts, it was named Frasergunj. There is a dilapidated house near the beach, which according to the locals was the one in which Fraser used to stay.[1]

Geography

Places in Kakdwip subdivision (Kakdwip, Sagar, Namkhana, Patharpratima 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

Kakdwip subdivision has full rural population. The entire district is situated in the Ganges Delta. The southern part of the delta has numerous channels and islands such as Henry’s Island, Sagar Island, Frederick Island and Fraserganj Island. The subdivision is a part of the Sundarbans settlements. A comparatively recent country-wide development is the guarding of the coastal areas by special coastal forces. The area attracts large number of tourists – Gangasagar and Fraserganj-Bakkhali are worth mentioning. Gobardhanpur holds a promise for the future.[2][3][4]

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.

Location

Fraserganj is located at 21°35′06″N 88°15′31″E / 21.5851°N 88.2585°E / 21.5851; 88.2585.

Administration

Police station

Frezerganj Coastal police station covers an area of 34.07 km2. It has jurisdiction over parts of Namkhana CD block. The coastal police stations were formed with the objective of effective policing of the remote areas of the Sundarbans. The police has regular river patrols.[5][6]

Facilities

Windmills at Frasergunj

Fraserganj has a government operated fishing harbour and a wind energy farm that generates electricity.[7]

Gently rolling waves play on the 8 km long beach from Bakkhali to Fraserganj, the twin towns, now forming a continuous locality.[8]

Transport

Fraserganj is on National Highway 12 (formerly NH117).[9]

References

  1. ^ Islam, Sirajul (2012). "Fraser, Sir Andrew". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "Census of India 2011, West Bengal, District Census Handbook, South Twentyfour Parganas, Series – 20, Part XII-A, Village and Town Directory" (PDF). Page 13, Physigraphy. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "Frezerganj Coastal". Sundarban police district. West Bengal police. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  6. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 South 24 Parganas". Table No. 2.1. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Fraserganj- Bakkhali". HolidayIQ. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Bakkhali". West Bengal Tourism. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  9. ^ Google maps