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Uttarpara

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Country  India
State  West Bengal

Population  150,363 (2001)
District  Hooghly
Uttarpara Beautiful Landscapes of Uttarpara

University  Raja Peary Mohan College
Languages spoken  Bengali, English, verification needed

Map of Uttarpara

Uttarpara is a town in Serampore/Srirampore subdivision, Hooghly District, West Bengal, India. Uttarpara is located at 22.67°N 88.35°E / 22.67; 88.35, within 10 km from Kolkata, the capital of the state of West Bengal.

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Uttarpara in the past, History of Uttarpara

The area is governed by Uttarpara Kotrung Municipality, the second oldest municipality in West Bengal, established in 1853.

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Durga puja in uttarpara 2016


Demographics

As per 2011 Census of India Uttarpara had a total population of 159,147 of which 81,410 (51%) were males and 77,737 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 11,760. The total number of literates in Uttarpara Kotrung was 133,610 (90.65 % of the population over 6 years).

The following Municipalities and Census Towns in Hooghly district were part of Kolkata Urban Agglomeration in 2011 census: Bansberia (M), Hugli-Chinsurah (M), Bara Khejuria (Out Growth), Shankhanagar (CT), Amodghata (CT), Chak Bansberia (CT), Naldanga (CT), Kodalia (CT), Kulihanda (CT), Simla (CT), Dharmapur (CT), Bhadreswar (M), Champdani (M), Chandannagar (M Corp.), Baidyabati (M), Serampore (M), Rishra (M), Rishra (CT), Bamunari (CT), Dakshin Rajyadharpur (CT), Nabagram Colony (CT), Konnagar (M), Uttarpara Kotrung (M), Raghunathpur (PS-Dankuni) (CT), Kanaipur (CT) and Keota (CT).

As of 2001 India census, Uttarpara Kotrung had a population of 150,204. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Uttarpara Kotrung has an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 82%, and female literacy is 76%. In Uttarpara Kotrung, 8% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Police station

Uttarpara police station has jurisdiction over Uttarpa-Kotrung and Konnagar municipal areas, and parts of Sreerampur Uttarpara CD Block.

Hindustan Motors

Uttarpara is home to India's first car factory, Hindustan Motors. The plant was closed in 2014 when production of the Ambassador was scrapped.

Transport

The State Highway 6 (West Bengal) or Grand Trunk Road (G.T Road) passes through Uttarpara.

Uttarpara is a station on the Howrah-Bardhaman main line.It is part of Kolkata Suburban Railway system.

Culture

Uttarpara boasts of a rich cultural heritage. The town once boasted of sylvan peace, beautiful buildings, epitome of great architectural works and steeped in cultural heritage. Bengali poet Michael Madhusudan Dutt spent his last days in Uttarpara Joykrishna Library.

In 1909, Aurobindo Ghosh gave his last political speech before leaving for Pondicherry to embrace monkhood. This speech, known as 'Uttarpara Speech', is a valuable work for understanding Hinduism and Sanatan dharma by Sri Aurobindo.

Colleges

  • Swami Niswambalananda Girls' College
  • Raja Peary Mohan College
  • High School

  • Uttarpara Govt. High School
  • Uttarpara Amarendra Vidyapith (Boys')
  • Uttarpara Amarendra Vidyapith (Girls')
  • Dreamland School
  • Uttarpara Children's Own Home
  • Uttarpara Girls' High School
  • Uttarpara Model School (Boys')
  • Uttarpara Model School (Girls')
  • Makhla High School (Boys')
  • Devishawri Vidhya Niketan (Girls')
  • Bhupendra Smitri Vidhya Niketan (Boys')
  • Hindmotor High School
  • H.M. Education Centre
  • Indira Gandhi Memorial High School
  • Parmar Girls' School
  • Deshpriyo Girls' High School
  • Bhadrakali High School (Boys')
  • Notable people

  • Pramoda Charan Banerji, judge in the Allahabad High Court
  • Amarendra Chatterjee, freedom fighter
  • Malay Roy Choudhury, founder of Hungry generation Movement
  • Samir Roychoudhury member of Krittibas group and co-founder of the "Hungryalist" movement
  • Tapan Sinha, Indal Union Leader
  • Arnab Mukhopadhyay journalist
  • Lalit Mohon Mukherjee founder of Sarswat Sanmelon Public Library
  • Gautam Bandyopadhyay Journalist
  • Tanmay Chakraborti Chartered Accountant
  • [[ Joy Majumder Electrical Engineer founder of Doinik Uttarpara
  • References

    Uttarpara Wikipedia


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