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Neighbourhood in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Sinthee is located in Kolkata
Location in Kolkata
Sinthee is located in West Bengal
Sinthee (West Bengal)
Coordinates: 22°37′41″N 88°23′04″E / 22.62806°N 88.38444°E / 22.62806; 88.38444
Country India
StateWest Bengal
Metro StationDum Dum
Kolkata Suburban RailwayDum Dum Junction
Municipal CorporationKolkata Municipal Corporation
KMC ward2
 • TotalFor population see linked KMC ward page
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Area code(s)+91 33
Lok Sabha constituencyKolkata Uttar
Vidhan Sabha constituencyKashipur-Belgachhia

Sinthee or Sinthi is a neighbourhood of North Kolkata[1]in Kolkata district, West Bengal, India.


The East India Company obtained from the Mughal emperor Farrukhsiyar, in 1717, the right to rent from 38 villages surrounding their settlement. Of these 5 lay across the Hooghly in what is now Howrah district. The remaining 33 villages were on the Calcutta side. After the fall of Siraj-ud-daulah, the last independent Nawab of Bengal, it purchased these villages in 1758 from Mir Jafar, and reorganised them. These villages were known en-bloc as Dihi Panchannagram and Sinthee was one of them. It was considered to be a suburb beyond the limits of the Maratha Ditch.[2][3][4]



Sinthee is surrounded by Dum Dum, Bediapara, Dutta Nagar, Purba Sinthee in the east, Satpukur and Dumdum road in the south, Baranagar in the north, Cossipore & Barrackpore Trunk Road in the west.

Police district

Sinthee police station is part of the North and North Suburban division of Kolkata Police. Located at 145/1 South Sinthi Road, Kolkata-700050, it has jurisdiction over Sinthee neighbourhood/ Ward No. 2 of Kolkata Municipal Corporation.[5][6]

Amherst Street Women police station covers all police districts under the jurisdiction of the North and North Suburban division i.e. Amherst Street, Jorabagan, Shyampukur, Cossipore, Chitpur, Sinthi, Burtolla and Tala.[5]


External links

Kolkata/Northern fringes travel guide from Wikivoyage


  1. ^ "Kolkata Statistics". Kolkata Municipal Corporation. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
  2. ^ "District Census Handbook Kolkata, Census of India 2011, Series 20, Part XII A" (PDF). Pages 6-10: The History. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  3. ^ Cotton, H.E.A., Calcutta Old and New, first published 1909/reprint 1980, pages 103-4 and 221, General Printers and Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
  4. ^ Nair, P.Thankappan, The Growth and Development of Old Calcutta, in Calcutta, the Living City, Vol. I, pp. 14-15, Edited by Sukanta Chaudhuri, Oxford University Press, 1995 edition.
  5. ^ a b "Kolkata Police". North and North Suburban Division. KP. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  6. ^ Kolkata: Detail Maps of 141 Wards with Street Directory, Fourth Impression 2003, Map No. 1, D.P.publication and Sales Concern, 66 College Street, Kolkata - 700 073.