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Census Town
Sirakol is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Sirakol is located in India
Sirakol (India)
Coordinates: 22°18′57″N 88°16′06″E / 22.3158°N 88.2684°E / 22.3158; 88.2684
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictSouth 24 Parganas
 • Total10,250
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone/STD code+91 3210
Lok Sabha constituencyMathurapur
Vidhan Sabha constituencyMagrahat Paschim

Sirakol is a census town in Magrahat I CD block in Diamond Harbour subdivision of South 24 Parganas district in the state of West Bengal, India.


Cities and towns in the eastern part of Diamond Harbour subdivision (including Magrahat I & II, Mandirbazar, Mathurapur I & II 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

Diamond Harbour subdivision is a rural subdivision with patches of urbanization. Only 14.61% of the population live in urban areas and an overwhelming 85.39% live the rural areas. In the eastern portion of the subdivision {shown in the map alongside) there are 24 census towns. The entire district is situated in the Ganges Delta and the eastern part of the district is a flat plain area with small towns, many in clusters. Location of places in the larger map varies a little. It is an Open Street Map, while we are using coordinates as in Google maps.[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.


Sirakol is located at 22°18′57″N 88°16′06″E / 22.3158°N 88.2684°E / 22.3158; 88.2684.

Hasimnagar, Baneshwarpur of Falta CD block and Ajodhyanagar, Sirakol of Magrahat I CD block form a cluster of census towns.[4]


As per the 2011 Census of India, Sirakol had a total population of 10,250, of which 5,184 (51%) were males and 5,066 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 1,207. The total number of literates in Sirakol was 6,452 (71.35% of the population over 6 years).[5]


As per the District Census Handbook 2011, Sirakol covered an area of 4.8335 km2. Among the civic amenities, the protected water supply involved overhead tank. It had 917 domestic electric connections. Among the educational facilities It had were 4 primary schools, 1 secondary school, 1 senior secondary school, 1 general degree college.[6]


Sirakol is on Sirakol-Usthi Road, just off National Highway 12/ Diamond Harbour Road.[7]


Shirakole Mahavidyalaya established in 2007, is affiliated with the University of Calcutta. It offers honours courses in Bengali, English, philosophy, political science, education, geography and history, and general courses in arts and commerce.[8][9]

Shirakole YN High School is a Bengali-medium boys only institution established in 1948. It has facilities for teaching from class V to class XII.[10]

Sirakole Girls High School is a Bengali-medium institution established in 1969. It has facilities for teaching from class V to class XII.[11]


  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, Physigraphy. 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. ^ "District Census Handbook: South 24 Parganas, Series 20, Part XII B" (PDF). Map of Falta CD block on page 471 and map of Magrahat I CD block on page 445. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal, 2011. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  5. ^ "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 24 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 19 November 2018.
  7. ^ Google maps
  8. ^ "Shirakole Mahavidyalaya". SM. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
  9. ^ "Shirakole Mahavidyalaya". College Dekho. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
  10. ^ "Shirakole Yn High School". ICBSE. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  11. ^ "Sirakole Girls High School". ICBSE. Retrieved 25 November 2019.