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Country  India
State  West Bengal

District  Hooghly district
Arambag in the past, History of Arambag

Languages spoken  Bengali, English

Map of Arambag

Arambag (also spelt Arambagh) is a town with a municipality in Hooghly district in the state of West Bengal, India. It is the headquarters of Arambag subdivision.



Arambag is located at 22.88°N 87.78°E / 22.88; 87.78. It has an average elevation of 15 metres (118 feet). The town is situated on the link Road (state highway-2) 81 km north-west of Kolkata. It is located on the bank of the Dwarakeswar River.


As per 2011 Census of India Arambag had a total population of 66,175 of which 33,443 (51%) were males and 32,732 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 6,522. The total number of literates in Arambag was 48,338 (81.03 % of the population over 6 years).

As of 2001 India census, Arambag had a population of 66,175. Males constitute 62% of the population and females 38%. Arambag has an average literacy rate of 82%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 79% male literacy and 58% of female literacy. 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Police station

Arambagh police station has jurisdiction over Arambag municipal area and Arambagh CD Block.

CD Block HQ

The headquarters of Arambagh CD Block are located at Arambag.


The maximum temperature during summer rises up to 42 °C(2016)  while minimum temperature during winter comes down to 8 °C. Average annual rainfall is 1600 millimetres.


This is a rice and potato agricultural area with several rice mills and cold storages.


Arambagh sub-division was formed in 1879. It was known as Jahanabad Sub-Division as the headquarters of the sub-division was the town of Jahanabad.Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay was the first Sub-Divisional Officer of Arambagh. On 19 April 1900 the name was changed from Jahanabad to Arambagh, which means "the garden of ease and comfort". Other prominent figures from the district were:

  • Rammohan Roy – Reformer & was Ambassador of Mughal Emperor
  • Prafulla Chandra Sen – Freedom fighter, Chief Minister of W.B.
  • Kamarpukur, birthplace of Ramkrishna Parmahnsa
  • Libraries

    Two government sponsored public libraries are situated in Arambagh. Raja Rammohan Roy Pathagar-o- Sanskriti Parishad is the oldest and most popular library of this area. Another library is Arambag Sub Divisional library. Besides these two, there are many other public libraries in the surrounding area.

    Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Hooghly

  • Kapsit High School, Kapsit, Arambagh, Hooghly
  • Batanal Union High School
  • Arambagh High School
  • Kalipur Swamiji High School
  • Kidzee Arambagh (Preschool)
  • Bajua High School
  • Arambagh Girls High School
  • Parul Ramkrishna Sarada High School
  • Arambagh Vivekananda Academy (CBSE)
  • Sisu Guchho (primary school)
  • Kashinath Primary School
  • Nirvoipur Primary School
  • Arambagh Boys Primari School
  • Basanta Prathamik Vidhyalaya
  • K.B.Roy High School
  • Saraswati Sishu Mandir, Balibela
  • Tirol High School,Tirol
  • Gourhati Haradas Institution
  • Golta High School
  • Golta Nimna Buniadi Vidyalaya
  • Chandibati Primary School
  • Joyrampur Netaji High School
  • Muthadanga R.K. High School
  • Anandamarga School (primary school), Rabindrapally,Arambagh
  • Bhurkunda High School (H.S)
  • Khudiram Child Learning Centre (primary school)
  • Naisarai High School
  • Nirvoipur Badalkona Giya Nilkantha Sikshanikaten
  • Uttor Badalkona Prathomik Bidyaloy
  • Hatbasantapur Hara Parbbati Institution(H.S.)
  • Balarampur Primary School
  • Mohanpur Primary School
  • Goghat High School(HS)
  • Bengai High School
  • Shaikhpur High School, Uttar Rasulpur, Hooghly
  • Karui P.C High School (H.S) Karui,arambagh,hooghly,712615
  • Baradongal R N Institution (H.S),Baradongal, Hooghly, 712617
  • Kumursha Sital Chandra Dey Vidyamandir (H.S), Kumursha, Hooghly, 712616
  • Saora Union High School, Saora, hooghly
  • Ghoshpur Union Netaji Vidyapith, Ghoshpur, Hooghly
  • Gourhati Haradas Institution
  • Raghunathput Saradamoni Valika Vidyalaya
  • Ghasua Janata High School
  • Mayal K.C. Roy Institution
  • Thakuranichak Union High School
  • Thakuranichak BBD Institution
  • Dhanyaghori High School, Bandar
  • Ghoradaha Sudhanya Charan High School
  • Pole P.C.Sen High School
  • Bengejola High School
  • Ramnagar Atul Vidyalaya
  • Patul Ganeshbazar High School(HS) Radhaballavpur High School


  • Netaji Mahavidyalaya, Kalipur, Arambagh
  • Arambagh Girls' College, Arambagh
  • Kabikankan Mukundaram Mahavidyalaya, Keshabpur, Arambagh CD Block
  • Aghorekamini Prakashchandra Mahavidyalaya, Bengai, Goghat II CD Block
  • Sri Ramkrishna Sarada Vidyamahapith, Kamarpukur, Goghat II CD Block
  • Raja Rammohan Roy Mahavidyalaya, Radhanagore, Khanakul I CD Block
  • ITI-Bengai, Goghat
  • References

    Arambag Wikipedia

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