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Census Town
Kalikapota is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Kalikapota is located in India
Location in India
Coordinates: 22°13′43″N 88°20′10″E / 22.2285°N 88.3362°E / 22.2285; 88.3362
StateWest Bengal
DistrictSouth 24 Parganas
CD blockMagrahat I
 • Total3.5693 km2 (1.3781 sq mi)
 • Total13,086
 • Density3,700/km2 (9,500/sq mi)
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code+91 3174
Vehicle registrationWB-19 to WB-22, WB-95 to WB-99
Lok Sabha constituencyMathurapur (SC)
Vidhan Sabha constituencyMagrahat Paschim

Kalikapota is a census town and gram panchayat under Usthi police station of Magrahat I CD block in Diamond Harbour subdivision of South 24 Parganas district in the Indian State of West Bengal.


Cities and towns in the eastern part of Diamond Harbour subdivision (including Magrahat I & II, Mandirbazar, Mathurapur I & II CD blocks) in South 24 Parganas district
M: municipal city/ town, CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre, N: neighbourhood
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

Area overview

Diamond Harbour subdivision is a rural subdivision with patches of urbanization. Only 14.61% of the population live in urban areas and an overwhelming 85.39% live the rural areas. In the eastern portion of the subdivision {shown in the map alongside) there are 24 census towns. The entire district is situated in the Ganges Delta and the eastern part of the district is a flat plain area dotted with small towns. Location of places in the larger map varies a little. It is an Open Street Map, while we are using coordinates as in Google maps.[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.


Kalikapota is located at 22°13′43″N 88°20′10″E / 22.2285°N 88.3362°E / 22.2285; 88.3362

Usthi, Ghola Noapara, Barijpur and Uttar Kusum form a cluster of census towns in Magrahat I CD block. Uttar Bishnupur, Kalikapota and Bamna are a little away from this cluster. This is as per map of Magrahat I CD block on page 445 in the District Census Handbook for South 24 Parganas.[4]


As per the 2011 Census of India, Kalikapota had a total population of 13,086 of which 6,736 (51%) were males and 6,350 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 2,145. The total number of literates in Kalikapota was 8,455 (77.28% of the population over 6 years).[5]


As per the District Census Handbook 2011, Kalikapota covered an area of 3.5693 km2. Among the civic amenities, It had 966 domestic electric connections. Among the educational facilities It had was 4 primary schools, 1 middle school, 1 senior secondary school.[6]


Sangrampur railway station is located nearby.[7]

Kalikpota is off Sangrampur Station Road – Sangrampur-Samashat Road.[8]


Saptagram High School is a Bengali-medium coeducational institution established in 1947. It has facilities for teaching from class V to class XII.[9]

Saptagram Darul Ulum Senior Madrasah, a coeducational institution, was recognised in 1949 and upgraded in 2009. It has facilities for teaching from class I to class X.[10]


Baneswarpur Rural Hospital, with 30 beds, at Baneswarpur is the major government medical facility in Magrahat I CD block.[11]


  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, 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 445 - Map of Magrahat I CD block. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
  5. ^ "CD block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". West Bengal – District-wise CD blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 16 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 19 November 2018.
  7. ^ "34814 Sealdah-Diamond Harbour Local". Time Table. India Rail Info. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  8. ^ Google maps
  9. ^ "Saptagram High School, Kalikapota". ICBSE. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  10. ^ "Saptagram DU Senior Madrasah Kalikapota". Free Tutorial. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  11. ^ "Health & Family Welfare Department" (PDF). Health Statistics – Rural Hospitals. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 26 November 2019.