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Census Town
Raynagar is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Raynagar is located in India
Location in India
Coordinates: 22°13′25″N 88°27′22″E / 22.2237°N 88.4561°E / 22.2237; 88.4561
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictSouth 24 Parganas
CD blockJaynagar I
 • Total0.98 km2 (0.38 sq mi)
8 m (26 ft)
 • Total5,593
 • Density5,700/km2 (15,000/sq mi)
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code+91 3218
Vehicle registrationWB-01 to WB-10, WB-19 to WB-22, WB-95 to WB-99
Lok Sabha constituencyJaynagar (SC)
Vidhan Sabha constituencyJaynagar (SC)

Raynagar is a census town under Jaynagar police station of Jaynagar I CD block in Baruipur subdivision of South 24 Parganas district in the Indian State of West Bengal.


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

Area overview

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.[1][2][3]

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 22°13′25″N 88°27′22″E / 22.2237°N 88.4561°E / 22.2237; 88.4561. It has an average elevation of 8 metres (26 ft).

Kalikapur Barasat, Raynagar, Uttarparanij, Baharu, Alipur and Uttar Durgapur form a cluster of census towns in Jaynagar I CD block.[4]


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).[5]


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.[6]


Raynagar is on State Highway 1.[7].

Hogla and Baharu railway stations are located nearby.[7]


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.[8]


Padmerhat Rural Hospital at with 30 beds at Dakshin Barasat is the major government medical facility in Jaynagar I CD block.[9]


  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "Census of India 2011, West Bengal, District Census Handbook, South Twentyfour Parganas, Series – 20, Part XII-A, Village and Town Directory" (PDF). Page 699 - Map of Jaynagar I CD block. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  5. ^ "CD block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". West Bengal – District-wise CD blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  6. ^ "District Census Handbook South Twenty Four Parganas, Census of India 2011, Series 20, Part XII A" (PDF). Section II Town Directory, Pages 999-1006 Statement I: Status and Growth History, Pages 1006-1010; Statement II: Physical Aspects and Location of Towns, Pages 1010-1015; Statement III: Civic and other Amenities, Pages 1015-1019; Statement IV: Medical Facilities 2009, Pages 1019-1027 Statement V: Educational, Recreational and Cultural Facilities, Pages 1027- 1029:Statement VI:Industry and Banking. Directorate of Census Operations V, West Bengal. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  7. ^ a b Google maps
  8. ^ "Dhruva Chand Halder College". DCHC. Retrieved 22 October 2019.
  9. ^ "Health & Family Welfare Department" (PDF). Health Statistics – Rural Hospitals. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 29 November 2019.