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Gobardhanpur

Gobardhanpur
Village
Gobardhanpur is located in West Bengal
Gobardhanpur
Gobardhanpur
Location in West Bengal, India
Gobardhanpur is located in India
Gobardhanpur
Gobardhanpur
Gobardhanpur (India)
Coordinates: 21°38′53″N 88°24′16″E / 21.6481°N 88.4045°E / 21.6481; 88.4045
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictSouth 24 Parganas
Population
 (2011)
 • Total1,185
Languages
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone/STD code+91 3210
Lok Sabha constituencyMathurapur
Vidhan Sabha constituencyPatharpratima
Websitewww.s24pgs.gov.in

Gobardhanpur is a village in Patharpratima CD block in Kakdwip subdivision of South 24 Parganas district in the state of West Bengal, India.

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. 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.[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.

Location

Gobardhanpur is located at 21°38′53″N 88°24′16″E / 21.6481°N 88.4045°E / 21.6481; 88.4045.

Demographics

As per the 2011 Census of India, Gobardhanpur had a total population of 1,185, of which 622 (52%) were males and 563 (48%) were females. Population below 6 years was 150. The total number of literates in Gobardhanpur was 916 (88.50% of the population over 6 years).[4]

Administration

Police station

Gobardhanpur coastal police station covers an area of 207 km2. It has jurisdiction over parts of Patharpratima CD block.[5][6]

Tourism

There is a 5 km long beach at Gobardhanpur. As of 2019, the last road heads are Patharpratima or Ramganga, both around 18 km away. Then there is a ferry service for rest of the journey. The state government has plans to build a bridge at Patharpratima and build a road to around Gobardhanpur.[7]The beach is claimed to be superior to all the existing sea-resorts in West Bengal. Optimists rate it on par with Goa beaches. One can also make the trip utilising motor-powered van rickshaws travelling along dirt tracks (it is the only available land transport in the area).[8]

References

  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 13, Physigraphy. 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. ^ "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 24 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Gobardhanpur". Sundarban police district. West Bengal police. Retrieved 26 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 26 October 2019.
  7. ^ "New eco-resort and tourism circuit in Gobardhanpur". United News of India, 4 January 2019. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  8. ^ "On a tip of the Sunderbans delta, a beach billed to make Bengal proud". Sreecheta Das. The Telegraph, 2 January 2013. Retrieved 24 October 2019.

External links

External video
Weekednd Trip Gobardhanpur Patharpratima