|District||South 24 Parganas|
|• Total||1.26 km2 (0.49 sq mi)|
|Elevation||9 m (30 ft)|
|• Density||7,600/km2 (20,000/sq mi)|
|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Telephone code||+91 33|
|Vehicle registration||WB-01 to WB-10, WB-19 to WB-22, WB-95 to WB-99|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Jadavpur|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Baruipur Paschim|
Petua is located at. It has an average elevation of 9 metres (30 ft).
Petua, Panchghara, Mallikpur and Hariharpur form a cluster of census towns in Baruipur CD block, as per map of Baruipur CD block in the District Census Handbook for South 24 Parganas.This cluster has Rajpur Sonarpur on the east and Bidyadharpur on the north, both in Sonarpur CD block, as per map of Sonarpur CD block in the District Census Handbook for South 24 Parganas.
As per the 2011 Census of India, Petua had a total population of 9,596, of which 4,896 (51%) were males and 4,700 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 936. The total number of literates in Petua was 6,785 (78.35% of the population over 6 years).
As per the District Census Handbook 2011, Petua covered an area of 1.2617 km2. Among the civic amenities, it had 12 km roads with open drains, the protected water supply involved tap water from treated source and covered wells. It had 3,750 domestic electric connections and 125 road light points. Among the educational facilities It had were 6 primary schools, the nearest middle school was at Faridpur 4 km away and the nearest secondary school at Mallikpur, 5 km away. It had the branch of 1 nationalised bank.
Subhasgram Nabatara Vidyalaya is a Bengali-medium coeducational institution, established in 1962. It has facilities for teaching from class V to class XII.
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