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Country  India
State  West Bengal

Population  102,163 (2001)
District  North 24 Parganas
Bangaon Beautiful Landscapes of Bangaon

University  Dinabandhu Mahavidyalay
Languages spoken  Bengali, English

Map of Bangaon

Bangaon is a city and a municipality in North 24 Parganas district in the state of West Bengal, India. Bangaon is headquarters of Bangaon subdivision. Sankar Adhya is the present chairperson of the municipality.

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Bangaon Festival of Bangaon

Bongaon sealdah local entering the bangaon junction


Geography

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Bangaon is located at 23.07°N 88.82°E / 23.07; 88.82. It has an average elevation of 7 metres (22 feet). It is the last station on the Sealdah-Bangaon section of Eastern Railway, 77 km from Sealdah Station. It is part of the Kolkata Suburban Railway system. The Sealdah – Bangaon railway was built between 1882 and 1884. Arsenic contamination is a major concern in this area.

Transport

Public transport is provided by the Railway, auto and buses.

  • Railway service:- Bangaon to barasat, Sealdah, Majherhat, Canning, Ranaghat, Santipur.
  • Private Buses
  • 20 Chakdaha – Bongaon
  • 28 Chakdaha – Bongaon
  • 92 Bongaon – Boyra
  • 92A Bongaon – Duttaphulia
  • 95 Ashoknagar – Bongaon
  • 96C Bongaon – Berigopalpur Hat
  • 96C Bongaon – Duttaphulia
  • DN44 Dakshineshwar – Bongaon
  • Express Buses
  • Bagdah – Digha
  • CTC Buses
  • D7 Barrackpore Court/Baduria – Bagdah
  • D7/1 Howrah Station – Bagdah
  • E49 Garia Bus Stand – Petrapole
  • Demographics

    In the 2011 census, Bangaon municipality had a population of 110,668, out of which 56,416 were males and 54,252 were females. The 0–6 years population was 8,452. Effective literacy rate for the 7+ population was 90.25 per cent.

    As of 2001 India census, Bangaon had a population of 102,115. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Bangaon has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 55% of the males and 45% of females literate. 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

    Administration

  • Bangaon municipality
  • police Staion
  • Bangaon Police Station is one of the most important Police station in North 24 Parganas District.

    Education

    Dinabandhu Mahavidyalay is the only degree college in Bangaon which is currently affiliated to West Bengal State University (formerly affiliated to University of Calcutta). There are many higher secondary schools in the city of Bangaon. Among these, the most prestigious and the oldest boy's high school is Bongaon High School, the main girl's school is Kumudini Girls' School in this city.

    Healthcare

    Bangaon Dr.J.R.Dhar Sd Hospital is located at P.O. Bongaon in the North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. Address: 2, Saktigarh Road, Champaberia, Bongaon, West Bengal, pin- 743235 Phone:03215-255073

    Notable residents

  • Jiban Ratan Dhar (1889-1963), Indian politician
  • Jogendra Nath Mandal
  • Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay, one of the greatest novelists of the Bengali Literature.
  • References

    Bangaon Wikipedia


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