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Kalua, Maheshtala

Census Town
Kalua is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Kalua is located in India
Location in India
Coordinates: 22°27′15″N 88°18′45″E / 22.4541°N 88.3124°E / 22.4541; 88.3124
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictSouth 24 Parganas
CD blockThakurpukur Maheshtala
 • Total1.80 km2 (0.69 sq mi)
9 m (30 ft)
 • Total15,735
 • Density8,700/km2 (23,000/sq mi)
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code+91 33
Vehicle registrationWB-01 to WB-10, WB-19 to WB-22, WB-95 to WB-99
Lok Sabha constituencyDiamond Harbour
Vidhan Sabha constituencyBishnupur (SC)

Kalua is a census town under Maheshtala police station of Thakurpukur Maheshtala CD block in Alipore Sadar subdivision of South 24 Parganas district in the Indian State of West Bengal.


Kalua is located at 22°27′15″N 88°18′45″E / 22.4541°N 88.3124°E / 22.4541; 88.3124. It has an average elevation of 9 metres (30 ft).

Hanspukuria, Joka, Kalua and Ramchandrapur form a cluster of census towns bordering areas of Kolkata Municipal Corporation, as per map of Thakurpukur Maheshtala CD block on page 153 of District Census Handbook 2011 for South 24 Parganas. Since publication of this map Joka I and Joka II gram panchayats have been added to Kolkata Municipal Corporation area.[1] [2]


As per the 2011 Census of India, Kalua had a total population of 15,735, of which 7,715 (49%) were males and 8,020 (51%) were females. Population below 6 years was 1,312. The total number of literates in Kalua was 12,665 (87.81% of the population over 6 years).[3]


As per the District Census Handbook 2011, Kalua covered an area of 1.8009 km2. Tollygunge railway station is 2 km away. Among the civic amenities it had , the source of protected water supply was service reservoir and borewell tank. It had 3,000 domestic electric connections and 15 road light points. Among the medical facilities it had were a hospital 1 km away, a dispensary/ health centre 1 km away, a nursing home 3 km away and 8 medicine shops. Among the educational facilities It had were 4 primary schools, the nearest middle school, secondary school, senior secondary school were at Joka 2 km away and the nearest general degree college was at Thakurpukur 3 km away. It had 1 recognised typewriting, shorthand and vocational training institute. Among the social, cultural and recreational facilities, the nearest cinema theatre, auditoriums/ community halls, library and reading room were available at Behala 2 km away. Among the important commodities manufactured were grills and chowmein.[4]


  1. ^ "District Census Handbook South Twentyfour Parganas, Census of India 2011, Series 20, Part XII A" (PDF). Page 153 – Map of Thakurpukur Maheshtala CD block. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Assembly clears borough bill". The Telegraph. 28 May 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  3. ^ "CD block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". West Bengal – District-wise CD blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  4. ^ "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 9 November 2018.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)