|District||South 24 Parganas|
|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Telephone/STD code||+91 3210|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Mathurapur|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Patharpratima|
|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
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.
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.
Patharpratima is located at.
Patharpratima is not identified as a separate place in 2011 census but it is marked in Google maps. The entire island is called Patharpratima. The map of CD block Patharpratima on page 889 in District Census Handbook for South 24 Parganas shows Pathapratima police station in Dakshin Shibganj mouza (village no. 375).
Patharpratima is on Kakdwip-Gangadharpur Road.
Patharpratima Mahavidyalaya, established in 2001, is affiliated with the University of Calcutta. It offers honours courses in Bengali, English, Sanskrit, history, political science, philosophy, geography, education and economics, and general courses in arts, science and commerce.
Madhabnagar Rural Hospital at Madababnagar, PO Patharpratima, with 30 beds, is the major government medical facility in Patharpratima CD block.
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