|District||South 24 Parganas|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Telephone/STD code||+91 3210|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Mathurapur|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Sagar|
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.
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.
|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
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.
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.
Fraserganj is located at.
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.
Fraserganj has a government operated fishing harbour and a wind energy farm that generates electricity.
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