|District||South 24 Parganas|
|CD block||Jaynagar I|
|• Total||0.98 km2 (0.38 sq mi)|
|Elevation||8 m (26 ft)|
|• Density||5,700/km2 (15,000/sq mi)|
|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Telephone code||+91 3218|
|Vehicle registration||WB-01 to WB-10, WB-19 to WB-22, WB-95 to WB-99|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Jaynagar (SC)|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Jaynagar (SC)|
|Cities and towns in the southern part of Baruipur subdivision (including Baruipur, Jaynagar I & II, Kultali 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
Baruipur subdivision is a rural subdivision with moderate levels of urbanization. 31.05% of the population live in urban areas and 68.95% live in the rural areas. In the southern portion of the subdivision (shown in the map alongside) there are 20 census towns. The entire district is situated in the Ganges Delta and the southern part is covered by the Baruipur-Jaynagar Plain.
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.
Raynagar is located at. It has an average elevation of 8 metres (26 ft).
As per the 2011 Census of India, Raynagar had a total population of 5,593, of which 2,811 (50%) were males and 2,782 (50%) were females. Population below 6 years was 741. The total number of literates in Raynagar was 3,512 (72.38% of the population over 6 years).
As per the District Census Handbook 2011, Raynagar covered an area of 0.9825 km2. Among the physical aspects, there is a railway station at Dakshin Barasat 0.5 km away. Among the civic amenities, it had 4 km roads with open drains, the protected water supply involved tank, pond, lake, overhead tank. It had 600 domestic electric connections, 20 road light points. Among the medical facilities it had 2 maternity and child welfare centres, 6 nursing homes. Among the educational facilities It had were 2 primary schools, the nearest middle school, secondary school, senior secondary school at Paschim Gabberia 0.5 km away. It had a non-formal education centre (Sarbya Siksha Abhijan). Among the social, recreational and cultural facilities, It had a public library in the town and a working women’s hostel, a cenema theatre and a reading room at Dakshin Barasat 0.5 km away. Among important commodities it produced were dry flower craft and leather bags.
Dhruba Chand Halder College, established in 1965, is affiliated with the University of Calcutta. It is located near Dakshin Barasat railway station. It offers honours courses in Bengali, English, Sanskrit, history, political science, philosophy, education, physics, chemistry, mathematics, zoology, botany, micro biology, economics, geography and accounting & finance, and general courses in arts, science and commerce.
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