|District||South 24 Parganas|
|CD block||Canning I|
|• Total||3.1906 km2 (1.2319 sq mi)|
|• Density||3,100/km2 (7,900/sq mi)|
|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Telephone code||+91 3218|
|Vehicle registration||WB-19 to WB-22, WB-95 to WB-99|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Jaynagar (SC)|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Canning Paschim (SC)|
|Places in Canning subdivision (Canning I & II, Basanti, Gosaba 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
Canning subdivision has a very low level of urbanization. Only 12.37% of the population live in the urban areas and 87.63% live in the rural areas. There are 8 census towns in Canning I CD block and only 2 in the rest of the subdivision. The entire district is situated in the Ganges Delta with numerous islands in the southern part of the region. The area (shown in the map alongside) borders on the Sundarbans National Park and a major portion of it is a part of the Sundarbans settlements. It is a flat low lying area in the South Bidyadhari plains. The Matla River is prominent and there are many streams and water channels locally known as khals. A comparatively recent coutry-wide development is the guarding of the coastal areas with special coastal force.
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.
Rajapur is located at
Rajapur, Taldi, Bayarsingh, Matla and Dighirpar form a cluster of census towns in Canning I CD block, as per map of Canning I CD block on page 333 of the District Census Handbook 2011. Canning is not identified as a separate place in 2011 census records. The map of CD block Canning I in the District Census Handbook for South 24 Parganas shows Canning as being a part of Matla and Dighirpar census towns.
As per the 2011 Census of India, Rajapur had a total population of 9,754, of which 4,983 (51%) were males and 4,771 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 1,147. The total number of literates in Rajapur was 6,792 (78.91% of the population over 6 years).
As per the District Census Handbook 2011, Rajapur covered an area of 3.1906 km2. Among the civic amenities, the protected water supply involved overhead tank and service reservoir. It had 700 domestic electric connections and 60 road light points. Among the medical facilities it had 2 dispensaries/ health centres, 2 nursing homes, 2 charitable hospitals/ nursing homes and 12 medicine shops. Among the educational facilities It had were 2 primary schools. It had 1 non-formal education centre (Sarba Siksha Abhiyan). Among the important commodities it produces were saris and bricks.
Rajapur is on Canning-Baruipur Road.
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