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Country  India
Population  197,857 (2001)
Languages spoken  Bengali, English
State  West Bengal
District  Hooghly
Colleges and Universities  Serampore College, Senate of Serampore College (University), Serampore Girls College, South Asia Theological Research Institute

Serampore (Bengali: ) (also called Serampur, Srirampur, Srirampore, Shreerampur, Shreerampore, Shrirampur, Shrirampore, Srerampore) is a city and a municipality in Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority. It is a pre-colonial town on the west bank of the Hooghly River. It was part of Danish India under the name Frederiksnagore from 1755 to 1845. Since 2005 the Municipality Chairman is Amiya Mukherjee.


Map of Serampore

Post 1947

Since 1947, Serampore has become a satellite of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) and as such its process of urbanisation and change is as yet still incomplete. Now Serampore is one of the most developed towns in the main line region of Howrah.


As of 2001 India census, Serampore had a population of 197,955. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Serampore has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 73%. In Serampore, 8% of the population is under 6 years of age.


  • Serampore College
  • Government College of Engineering and Textile Technology
  • Suro Bharati Sangeet Kala Kendra (All India Board of music and fine arts Education)
  • Serampore Girls College

Famous spots

There are some famous spots in the city. They are:

  • Radhaballav Temple
  • Jagannatha Bari
  • Mahesh Rath Jatra
  • Serampore Rajbari
  • Soshan Kali Temple
  • Taramar Bari (Ashok kumar Mukhopadhyay Sevakendra Trust)
  • Srirampur Mahaprovu Bati
  • Ganga ghat
  • Bot tala-a busy bus stop.(The area features a huge Banyan Tree,almost 100 years old]
  • Sheoraphuli Raj Debuttar Estate
  • Chatra Shitalatala - for Shitala Mandir and bazaar
  • Chatra Doltala - Sri Chaitanya Mahapravu came here
  • Serampore College
  • Serampore Jute Mi
  • Danish cemlletery
  • Satimata Mandir, in B. P. Dey Street
  • B. P. Dey Street market area, near Railway Station
  • Madan Mohan temple,choudhuri para lane[ near jalkal]

The danish government house in serampore

Serampore college sat experience in sonagachi 2010


Serampore has an average elevation of 17 m (56 ft).


The town is several centuries old and has witnessed both the growth and decline of the feudal system, the coming of the Danes and their settlement and then a cultural renaissance (known as the Bengal Renaissance) initiated by the British following the construction of the east Indian railway, along with subsequent industrial development.


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