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Kulpi is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Kulpi is located in India
Location in India
Coordinates: 22°04′53″N 88°14′42″E / 22.0815°N 88.2449°E / 22.0815; 88.2449
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictSouth 24 Parganas
CD blockKulpi
 • Total0.81 km2 (0.31 sq mi)
6 m (20 ft)
 • Total2,000
 • Density2,500/km2 (6,400/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 constituencyKulpi

Kulpi is a village under Kulpi police station of Kulpi CD Block in Diamond Harbour subdivision of South 24 Parganas district in the Indian State of West Bengal.[1]


In 18 th century this area was occupied by Portuguese pirates. So, Nawab of Bengal kept about 150 soldier to make free this area.


Cities and towns in the western part of Diamond Harbour subdivision (including Falta, Diamond Harbour I & II, Kulpi 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 in the rural areas. In the western portion of the subdivision (shown in the map alongside) there are 11 census towns. The entire district is situated in the Ganges Delta and the western part, located on the east bank of the Hooghly River, is covered by the Kulpi Diamond Harbour Plain, which is 5-6 metres above sea level. [2][3][4]

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.


Kulpi is located at 22°04′53″N 88°14′42″E / 22.0815°N 88.2449°E / 22.0815; 88.2449. It has an average elevation of 6 metres (20 ft).[5]


As per 2011 Census of India, Kulpi had a total population of 2,000, of which 982 (49%) were males and 1,018 (51%) were females. Population below 6 years was 192. The total number of literates was 1,478 (81.75 % of the population over 6 years).[6]

Civic administration

Police station

Kulpi police station covers an area of 166.63 km2. It has jurisdiction over parts of Kulpi CD block.[7][8]

CD block HQ

Headquarters of Kulpi CD block is at PO Paschim Gopalnagar, Kulpi.[9]


Kulpi is well connected by railway and roadway. Kulpi railway station connects the village with Sealdah railway station by Sealdah–Namkhana line which connects the metropolis of Kolkata with the rest of India. Bus service is available towards Kolkata through NH 12 and SH 1.[10]


Port-cum-industrial complex

Comprehensively master-planned, the Kulpi Economic Zone will combine modern all weather port facilities, environment-friendly ship breaking yard, and an industrial park in a single integrated hub. The estimated project costs are:

  1. Rs. 455 crore (US$104.6 million) for the port facilities
  2. Rs. 430 crore (US$98.8 million) for the industrial park
  3. Rs. 40 crore (US$9.2 million) for the ship breaking complex, making it a total of Rs. 925 crore (US$212.6 million) for the entire project.[11]

Dubai-based DP World, world's third largest port operator, took over the greenfield Kulpi Port project as part of its acquisition of P&O in February 2006. The first phase will have a 450-metre quay. The second phase will add 450 metres of quay. DP World's partners in Kulpi Port are Indian firm MKJ Enterprises and the West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation (WBIDC).[12]

Sultan Bin Sulayem, chairman of Dubai World, has reaffirmed commitment to Kulpi Port. He said that Dubai World was committed to the Indian state of West Bengal's development and to being involved long term in the progress of the important Indian economy as part of its global growth strategy.[13]

The construction of the minor port in South 24 Parganas will mean that 150,000 people living in 90 villages will face eviction, according to the Committee for protection of residential and farm land. There are more than 40 brick kilns, employing more than 18,000 people, spread over 60,000 bigha area. Besides, there are offices, a few thousand shops, cottage industries and small factories which will also face eviction. There are six gram panchayats in the area where the port is proposed to be set up. Most of the people of this area are agriculturists.[14]

In January 2014, the Government of West Bengal gave its clearance for the development of a ship-breaking yard.[15]


Kulpi Janapriya High School is a coeducational higher secondary institution.[16]


Kulpi Block Primary Health Centre, with 15 beds, is the major government medical facility in Kulpi CD block.[17]


  1. ^ "Census of India". District-wise list of stautory towns. Directorate of census operations, West Bengal. Archived from the original on 9 August 2007. Retrieved 2 September 2007.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Kulpi
  6. ^ "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". 2011 census: West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Kulpi". Sundarban police district. West Bengal police. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  8. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 South 24 Parganas". Table No. 2.1. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  9. ^ "BDO Offices under South 24 Parganas District". West Bengal Public Library Network, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  10. ^ "List of State Highways in West Bengal". West Bengal Traffic Police. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  11. ^ West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation
  12. ^ Gulf
  13. ^ Press Release on 8 January 2007
  14. ^ Times of India 23 January 2001
  15. ^ "State gives go-ahead to 7 industrial projects". Kolkata: The Statesman. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  16. ^ "Kulpi Janapriya High School (HS)". Schoolspedia. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  17. ^ "Health & Family Welfare Department" (PDF). Health Statistics – Block Primary Health Centres. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 1 December 2019.