|District||North 24 Parganas|
|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Bangaon|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Gaighata|
Gaighata police station covers an area of 248.64 km2 and serves a population of 329,815. Gaighata police district has a border of 21.72 km, of which 15 km is unfenced. It has jurisdiction over Gaighata CD Block.
As per the 2011 Census of India, Gaighata had a total population of 3,878, of which 1,999 (52%) were males and 1,879 (48%) were females. Population below 6 years was 354. The total number of literates in Gaighata was 3,212 (91.15% of the population over 6 years).
Gaighata Benimadhab Balika Vidyalaya is a Bengali-medium girls only high school. It was established in 1958.