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Chandannagar, formerly spelled as Chandernagore, is a Corporation city and former French colony located about 35 kilometers (22 mi) north of Kolkata, in West Bengal, India. It is headquarter of Chandannagore subdivision
Chandannagore subdivision
of Hooghly district. It is one of the 7 municipal corporations in West Bengal. It is a part of the area covered by Kolkata
Kolkata
Metropolitan Development Authority. Located on the Hooghly River, the city has been able to maintain a unique identity different from all other cities and abide by her own characteristics. The total area is 19 square kilometers (7.3 sq mi), and had a population of 166,867 at the 2011 Census. Chandannagar
Chandannagar
is connected to Kolkata
Kolkata
by railway, roadways and Hooghly river and it takes about an hour to reach there by car.

Contents

1 Origin of name of Chandannagar 2 History

2.1 Battle of Chandannagore 2.2 Merger with India

3 Places of tourist interest

3.1 Chandannagore Strand 3.2 Chandannagore Museum and Institute (Institut de Chandernagor) 3.3 The Sacred Heart Church of Chandannagar
Chandannagar
(l'Eglise du Sacré Cœur) 3.4 French Cemetery 3.5 Chandanangar Gate 3.6 The Underground House (Patal-Bari) 3.7 Nandadulal Temple 3.8 Nritya Gopal Smriti Mandir 3.9 Bishalakshmi temple 3.10 Sabinara Thakurbari 3.11 Chandernagore Heritage Museum 3.12 Radhanath Sikdar Himalayan Museum 3.13 KMDA Park 3.14 The Mango Gardens

4 Roads and transport 5 Heritage and culture

5.1 History

6 Education

6.1 List of boys' schools 6.2 List of girls' schools 6.3 List of famous art school 6.4 List of colleges 6.5 Gallery

7 Geography 8 Demographics 9 Police station 10 Notable residents 11 See also 12 References 13 Further reading 14 External links

Origin of name of Chandannagar[edit] The name Chandannagar
Chandannagar
is possibly derived from the shape of the bank of the river Hooghly which is bent like a half moon (in Bengali, Chand means moon and Nagar implies city), so originally it was chander nagar. From the river bank it looked like a moon-shaped necklace (crescent moon). Some local people say that once, the place was the major hub of the trade of Sandal (Bengali-chandan). In some old documents the spelling of Chandannagar
Chandannagar
was Chandernagore which probably came from Chandra Nagar. To mention, Chandra is the Bengali of Moon. One more reason behind the name is, in Chandernagore there is a temple of Goddess 'Chandi'. So it might come from there. But earlier people knew the place by the name Farasdangaor "France donmgi" as it was a French colony (Bengali: Farasi means French, danga means land).The name Pharasdanga appears in Bengali literature. History[edit]

The capture of the position of Chandernagore in 1757 by the Royal Navy.

Chandannagar
Chandannagar
was established as a French colony in 1673, when the French obtained permission from Ibrahim Khan, the Mughal subadar of Bengal, to establish a trading post on the right bank of the Hughli River. Bengal
Bengal
was then a province of the Mughal Empire. It became a permanent French settlement in 1688, and in 1730 Joseph François Dupleix was appointed governor of the city, during whose administration more than two thousand brick houses were erected in the town and a considerable maritime trade was carried on. For a time, Chandannagar
Chandannagar
was the main center for European commerce in Bengal.

Chandannagar
Chandannagar
waterfront c. 1850

In 1756 war broke out between France and Great Britain, and Colonel Robert Clive
Robert Clive
of the British East India
India
Company and Admiral Charles Watson of the British Navy bombarded and captured Chandannagar
Chandannagar
on 23 March 1757. The town's fortifications and many houses were demolished thereafter, and Chandannagar's importance as a commercial center was eclipsed by that of Calcutta situated down river. Chandernagore was restored to the French in 1763, but retaken by the British in 1794 in the Napoleonic Wars. The city was returned to France in 1816, along with a 3 sq mi (7.8 km2) enclave of surrounding territory. It was governed as part of French India
India
until 1850, under the political control of the governor-general in Pondicherry. By 1900 the town's former commercial importance was gone, and it was little more than a quiet suburb of Calcutta, with a population of 25,000 (1901). But it was noted for its clean wide thoroughfares, with many elegant residences along the riverbank. Like the other three French occupied colonies of India, Chandernagore was under Pondicherry. There was only one Governor for the entire French India. He lived in the principal city of Pondicherry, from time to time he would visit the colonies. There was one Administrator under the Governor in each colony. Though there were courts and magistrates here, a separate judge used to come from Pondicherry for session trials. There was a High court in Pondicherry for filing an appeal. The Collectorates, the Education Department, the Housing Department etc. were all under the said department of Pondicherry. One Inspector from France used to come here every year for inspecting all the affairs. The French Consul who lived in Calcutta had no connection with the administration of Chandernagore. Formerly the government kept a troop of sepoys to help maintenance of peace in the town. It is known that Chandernagore had two divisions of infantry during 1743-45. Under the terms of the treaty it had no alternative but to keep not more than 15 soldiers. The laws of this place were not separate, laws were the same in regard to all the colonies and they were drawn up by the Minister of the Interior of France. In the councils of Depute and Senateur of France there was one representative elected by the citizens and representatives of French India
India
in each. Though no Indian ever got a place in the Councils of Depute and Senateur, the citizens of Chandernagore had the right to be elected to those seats. A Municipality
Municipality
was created here on 1 August 1880. Charles Dumaine became the first Mayor. There was a post called 'Notaire' like the Registrar of British India. All the deeds as for testament, sale and purchase, debts and dues were registered by him. The judicial system even passed a few death sentences in the town. Two persons named Sk. Abdul Panjari and Hiru Bagdi were sentenced to death for the first time on 26 January 1883. The guillotine was used to carry out capital punishment and was used in the town for the last time on 22 July 1895. Battle of Chandannagore[edit] Merger with India[edit] India
India
became independent from Britain in 1947. In June 1948 the French Government held a plebiscite which found that 97% of Chandannagar's residents wished to become part of India. In May 1950, the French allowed the Indian government to assume de facto control over Chandannagar, officially ceding the city to India
India
on 2 February 1951. De jure transfer took place on 9 June 1952. On 2 October 1954 Chandannagar
Chandannagar
was integrated into the state of West Bengal.[1] Places of tourist interest[edit]

The Chandannagar
Chandannagar
strand

French Cemetery.

Sacred Heart church.

The Inscription on Chandannagar
Chandannagar
Gate

The Nandadulal Jiu mandir.

The French Governor's palace presently housing the Chandannagar
Chandannagar
Museum

Chandannagore Strand[edit]

The night view of the strand in Chandannagar.

The tree-shaded promenade along the river is about 1 km (0.62 mi) in length and 7 meters (23 ft) in width, and there are many buildings of historical importance along the way. It is a popular spot for local people and tourists alike, who love to stroll along enjoying the breeze and watching the small boats sail by. Along the Strand one can find the Vivekananda
Vivekananda
Mandir (a meditation centre protruding into the river Ganges). Chandannagore Museum and Institute (Institut de Chandernagor)[edit] One of the oldest museums of the region. It boasts a collection of French antiques (such as cannons used in Anglo-French war, wooden furniture of the 18th century, etc.) which are difficult to find anywhere else in the world. The institute still teaches French through regular classes. Jogendra Nath Sen, resident of Chandannagar
Chandannagar
who died in France fighting in the World War I. His personal items were sent to his brother in India
India
who later donated them to the Intitut de Chandernagore in Chandannagar.[2] The Museum is closed on Thursday and Saturday. The Sacred Heart Church of Chandannagar
Chandannagar
(l'Eglise du Sacré Cœur)[edit] The church is situated near the Strand. It was designed by French Architect Jacques Duchatz. The church was inaugurated by Paul Goethals 27 Jan. 1884.[3] The church stands for over two centuries to mark the beauty of the architecture during the French period — a good place to visit for the historians and tourists alike. The remains of the Church of St. Louis is also an attractive tourist spot. French Cemetery[edit] The French Cemetery contains 150 tombs and is located on the Grand Trunk Road opposite Lal Dighi (a large lake). Amongst the remarkable people buried there, one can find the tomb of Duplessis, the founding father of French Chandannagar
Chandannagar
and also the one of pioneering meteorologist Henry "Storm" Piddington, who is mentioned in Amitav Ghosh's novel The Hungry Tide.[4]

The Patal Bari or the underground house

Chandanangar Gate[edit] Constructed in 1937, to mark the Fall of Bastille, the gate has the slogan of the French Revolution "Liberté, égalité, fraternité (Liberty, equality and fraternity)" etched on it.[5] The Underground House (Patal-Bari)[edit] The building is another beautiful example of the advancement in the knowledge of architecture and the aesthetic sense of the people of those earlier days. Its lowest floor is submerged in the River Ganges. The Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore
Rabindranath Tagore
frequently visited the place and appreciated a lot about the building. He felt that the place influenced him to a large extent and broadened his intellectual capabilities. He mentioned Patal-bari in many of his famous novels. The famous social reformer Pandit Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar
Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar
also stayed in the building. The house was owned by the zemindars of nearby Mankundu. Nandadulal Temple[edit] Nandadulal Temple built in 1740 by Indranarayan Roychoudhury presents an excellent example of ancient Indian sculptures. There are many fascinating temples devoted to Kali, Shiva
Shiva
and other deities which show marks of brilliant craftsmanship and artistic taste.The temples old idol of lord krishna was thrown away into the pond behind the temple by a general .Later the pieces of the idols were fished out and submerged in varanasi.[citation needed] It is built in the do chalha style. Nritya Gopal Smriti Mandir[edit] Built by Sri Harihar Sett, and donated to the people of Chandannagore. This building still serves as a theatre hall and a library. It was first of its kind in the entire locality. It has one of the largest collections of books in French, English and Bengali in the district. Bishalakshmi temple[edit] The temple is situated near Brahmin para, Boubazar in the western part of railway station. The history of this ancient temple is not known properly. The deity is worshiped regularly by the local people. Sabinara Thakurbari[edit] A temple of Lord Jaggannath, Lord of the universe. It is situated on 'Rather Sadak' or the road of Lord Jaggannath's chariot. Mahaprabhu Chaitanya is said to have visited this place in his time. Currently this temple is maintained by the Chattopadhyay family. Chandernagore Heritage Museum[edit] Archival materials on the history of Chandernagor and relics of Rabindranath Tagore
Rabindranath Tagore
are available at the Chandernagore Heritage Museum which is located in the vicinity of the Barabazar Auto Stop. (Please note that access to the archive is limited only to research scholars). Radhanath Sikdar Himalayan Museum[edit] The Radhanath Sikdar Himalayan Museum at Ananda Cottage, Bagbazar, sports a fine display of mountaineering equipment and the history associated with such artefacts. KMDA Park[edit] The KMDA Park located West of Chandernagore Railway Station is a popular park and picnic spot. It was made open to the public in 2002 and since then it has served thousands of people who come here for picnics, particularly in the winter months. The Mango Gardens[edit] There mango gardens now privately owned and maintained are popular picnic spots situated west of the railway station near Mankundu. The Gardens have been operational since 2009, and several hundreds of people gather here for winter day outs.Few Such Gardens are named as Amprpali, Amrakunja. Roads and transport[edit]

By road Chandannagore is 37 km (23 mi) by road from Kolkata
Kolkata
via G.T. Road or Delhi
Delhi
road. Taxis and private cars are easily available between Kolkata
Kolkata
and Chandannagore. By rail Local trains from Howrah
Howrah
through Howrah
Howrah
Burdwan Eastern Railway main line run very frequently (peak frequency one train every 10 or 12 minutes). Many important express and passenger trains halt here. The distance from Howrah
Howrah
by rail is approximately 33 km (21 mi) and it takes about 50–55 minutes in all-stop local trains. Many through trains (trains which will stop only at specific stations, primarily junctions) also tend to make stops here. By air Nearest airport is at Kolkata
Kolkata
( Kolkata
Kolkata
Airport), which is linked with all major Indian and international cities. Chandannagore is only 40 km (25 mi) by road from the airport. By water Government of West Bengal
West Bengal
( West Bengal
West Bengal
Surface Transport Corporation) operates river services across river Hooghly (the Ganges) and also between Chandannagore and Kolkata
Kolkata
and Belur.

Heritage and culture[edit] Jagaddhatri
Jagaddhatri
Puja is a major socio cultural event in this region, attracting massive crowds from all over the state of West Bengal.

The oldest Jagaddatri Puja of Chandannagar. The Goddess is known as "Adi Maa".

Lighting in Chandannagar
Chandannagar
during Jaggadhatri Puja 2016.

History[edit] The ancient history of Jagadhatri Puja in Chandannagar
Chandannagar
is unknown even today. It is wrongly believed that Indranarayan Chowdhury introduced the Jagadhatri Puja in Chandannagar
Chandannagar
in manners similar to Raja Krishnachandra of Krishnanagore. The time of beginning of Jagadhatri Puja in Krishnanagore was 1762. Indranarayan Choudhury died in 1756. So Indranarayan Choudhury by no means introduced the Jagadhatri puja in Chandannagar. The beginning of Jagadhatri puja in Chandannagar probably dates back earlier than 1750. Indranarayan Choudhury performed the Jagadhatri puja at his own house in Chandannagar, at the time Krishnachandra used to come to borrow money from Indranarayan Choudhury. The father of Krishnachandra had started the puja of Jagadhatri at Krishna Nagar due to missing out once on the puja of Durga by being locked up in British prison.[6] Once Krishnachandra's ship could not reach Krishna Nagar in time for Jagadhatri puja due to weak winds. So he performed on day of nabami the puja at the Ghat of Nichupoty. Seeing in this the wish of the Goddess to be established as a puja in Chandannagar
Chandannagar
too, he left funds for its yearly worship on a permamnent basis. In 1780 Bengal
Bengal
Gazette of James August Hickey was the first newspaper of this country. The newspaper was silent about the Jagaddhatri
Jagaddhatri
Puja. But the 'Friends of India' published a report on the community Jagaddhatri
Jagaddhatri
Puja in 1820. The date of the community Jagaddhatri
Jagaddhatri
Puja in Chandernagore was 1790. In those days Robert Clive called Loxmigonj of Chandernagore the 'Granary of Bengal'. The Jagaddhatri
Jagaddhatri
Puja at Chaulpotty (Rice Market) in Loxmigonj is probably the historic example of the ancient community Jagaddhatri
Jagaddhatri
Puja. The Jagaddhatri
Jagaddhatri
Puja of Chandernagore bridges the past and the present.

Jagaddhatri
Jagaddhatri
Puja at Baghbazar Area of Chandannagar

One of the main attractions of the Jagaddhatri
Jagaddhatri
idol of Chandernagore is the ornamental decoration of the goddess with sola and the beautiful canvas of mats with paintings at the back of the image. Also the procession is second longest in the world after Rio de Janeiro's.[7]

Procession Tableau

The lightgates of Chandannagar
Chandannagar
in West Bengal, India. Chandannagar
Chandannagar
is famous for its light gates, popular during Durga Pooja and Jagadhatri Pooja.

Education[edit]

The Chandernagore Govt. College

List of boys' schools[edit]

Sri Aurobindo Vidyamandir Adarsa Shikshalaya (WBBSE, WBCHSE) Kanailal Vidyamandir (English & French Section)(WBBSE, WBCHSE) Durga Charan Rakshit Banga Vidyalaya (WBBSE, WBCHSE) Prabartak Vidyarthi Bhaban (WBBSE) Ganges Gurukul[8] (Coed)(ICSE + ISC) Khalisani Vidya Mandir (WBBSE) Narua Siksha Niketan (WBBSE) Modern Public School, Bhakunda (co ed) Chandannagar
Chandannagar
St. Paul's Rishi Aurobindo Bal-Kendram, Vidyalanka (Co-Ed) Vivekanand Wisdom Mission (Co-ED) Chandannagar
Chandannagar
Banga Vidyalaya (WBBSE, WBCHSE)

List of girls' schools[edit]

St. Joseph Convent[9] Krishna Bhabini Nari Shiksha Mandir (WBBSE, WBCHSE) St. Anthony's High School (WBBSE) Lal Bagan Balika Vidyalaya (WBBSE) Ushangini Balika Vidyalaya (WBBSE, WBCHSE) Prabartak Nari Mandir (WBBSE) Indumati Girls High School (WBBSE) Khalisani Nari Siksha Mandir (WBBSE) Ganges Gurukul[8] (Coed)(ICSE + ISC) Bholanath Das Balika Vidyalaya Modern Public School, Bhakunda (co ed) Rishi Aurobindo Bal-Kendram, Vidyalanka (Co-Ed)

List of famous art school[edit] Rong O Tuli This famous Art school running for the last 40 years. This is one of the most famous Art school in town. ART CLUB OF CHANDERNAGORE This organization famous for organizing Art and Craft Exhibition every year along with Workshop and Puja Parikrama since 2002. List of colleges[edit]

Chandernagore Government College (University of Burdwan) Khalisani Mahavidyalaya (University of Burdwan) Institute of Education (P.G.) for Women, Chandannagar
Chandannagar
(University of Burdwan) Women's Polytechnic College Sir J. C. Bose School of Engineering, Mankundu

Gallery[edit]

Reminiscences of a French colony, Chandannagar, West Bengal

Reminiscences of a French colony, Chandannagar, West Bengal

Reminiscences of a French colony, Chandannagar, West Bengal

Reminiscences of a French colony, Chandannagar, West Bengal

The temple dedicated to Swami Vivekananda
Vivekananda
on Strand road

Geography[edit]

A view of the River Hooghly from the Strand Road

Chandannagar
Chandannagar
is located at 22°52′N 88°23′E / 22.87°N 88.38°E / 22.87; 88.38. It has an average elevation of 10 metres (33 ft). Chandannagar
Chandannagar
consisted of mainly three parts Khalisani (west), Gondalpara
Gondalpara
(south) and Boro Kishanganj (north). There are about 30 localities (para) and more than 100 sub-localities. Of them some are Gondalpara, Nutan Telighat, Barasat, Tematha, Hatkhola, Daibokpara, Padripara, Lalbagan, Barabazar, Bagbazar, Fatokgora, Khalisani, Nabagram, Palpara, Urdibazar, Luxmigunj, Panchanantala, Taldanga, Haridradanga etc. The G.T. Road runs through the middle of the city. The Delhi
Delhi
road runs marking the western limit of the city. Bajra, Bandhagram etc. are some of the village like areas near the borders of the city. The city is bordered by Chinsurah in the north, Bhadreshwar in the south, the Hooghly river in the east and Dhaniakhali
Dhaniakhali
in the west Demographics[edit] As per 2011 Census of India
India
Chandannagar
Chandannagar
had a total population of 166,867 of which 84,009 (50.3%) were males and 82,858 (49.7%) were females. Population below 6 years was 11,826. The total number of literates in Chandannagar
Chandannagar
was 139,005 (89.65% of the population over 6 years).[10] Police station[edit] Chandannagar
Chandannagar
police station has jurisdiction over the Chandannagar municipal corporation area.On 30 June 2017 CHANDANNAGAR POLICE COMMISSIONERATE has been established.The establishments marked under the same are Chinsurah PS;Chandernagore PS;Bhadreswar PS;Serampore PS; Dankuni
Dankuni
PS; Rishra
Rishra
PS; Uttarpara
Uttarpara
PS;Chinsurah Women PS;Serampore Women P.S.Mr Peeyush Pandey, an IPS of 1993 batch, became the first commissioner of the Chandannagar
Chandannagar
Commissionerate. A major urban part of the district along river Hooghly has been brought under the jurisdiction of the commissionerate to ensure better policing.[11][12] Notable residents[edit]

Kanailal Dutta, Bengali revolutionary and martyr. Rash Behari Bose, Bengali revolutionary. Motilal Roy, Bengali revolutionary, journalist, spiritual leader. Shrish Chandra Ghosh, Bengali revolutionary Manindra Nath Nayak, Bengali revolutionary Basabi Pal, Professor of French [13] Tapas Paul, Bengali actor and Member of Parliament. Ishan Porel, Indian Under-19 cricket player

See also[edit]

Municipal Administration in French India

References[edit]

^ Bondyopadhyay, Biswanath. Dictionary of Historical Places, Bengal, 1757 – 1947. Primus. p. 135. ISBN 978 93 80607 41 2.  ^ Ghorai, Jayeeta (17 July 2015). "Leeds remembers its forgotten Indian war hero" (Kolkata). The Times of India. Retrieved 23 August 2015.  ^ Bhattacharya, Narendranath. Hooghly Jelar Purakirti. West Bengal State Archeology. p. 65.  ^ Banerjee, Sudeshna (23 October 2013). "Restoration at French Cemetery" (Kolkata). The Telegraph. Retrieved 24 August 2015.  ^ Datta, Rangan (4 March 2012). "Next Weekend you can be at Chandannagar" (Kolkata). The Telegraph. Retrieved 28 August 2015.  ^ Charleston, June McDaniel Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies College of (9 July 2004). Offering Flowers, Feeding Skulls : Popular Goddess Worship in West Bengal: Popular Goddess Worship in West Bengal. Oxford University Press. p. 220. ISBN 978-0-19-534713-5.  ^ "French connection: Jagaddhatri's homecoming to Chandernagore - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 November 2016.  ^ a b "Ganges Gurukul, ICSE, Co-Ed English Medium School". www.gangesgurukul.co.in. Retrieved 2016-10-07.  ^ "Official Website of St. Joseph's School". Retrieved 28 August 2015.  ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved June 15, 2016.  ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Hooghly". Tables 2.1, 2.2,. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original on 29 July 2017. Retrieved 20 June 2017.  ^ " Hooghly District
Hooghly District
Police". West Bengal
West Bengal
Police. Retrieved 20 June 2017.  ^ "Confluence of French and Bengali culture. Heritage & People of Chandernagore". Heritagechandernagoreblog.wordpress.com. 2016-02-08. Retrieved 2016-08-20. 

9. Archival Papers on Merger with India
India
[ Chandannagar
Chandannagar
Heritage Archive] 10. Old Photos of Chandannagar
Chandannagar
[ Chandannagar
Chandannagar
Heritage Archive] 11. Old Map [ Chandannagar
Chandannagar
Heritage Archive]

Further reading[edit]

Hill, Samuel Charles (1903). Three Frenchmen in Bengal: The Commercial Ruin of the French Settlements in 1757. Project Gutenberg. e-text #10946. Retrieved 25 April 2007.  Strang, Herbert. In Clive's Command: A Story of the Fight for India. Project Gutenburg. e-text #16382. Retrieved 25 April 2007.  Sailendra Nath Sen (2012). Chandernagore: From Boundage to Freedom, 1900-1955. Primus Books. ISBN 978-93-80607-23-8.  Arghya Bose (2017). Chandernagor: Recognizing Alternative Discourses on the Colonial. Avenel Press. ISBN 978-93-80736-71-6.  Discover Chandannagar/author - Kalyan Chakrabortty[Published by Chandernagor Heritage]/ CHANDERNAGOR-Edited by Lipika Ghosh and Kalyan Chakrabortty/Published by Chandernagor Heritage= CHANDANNAGORER KATHA/Author - Lipika Ghosh [Published by Chandernagor Heritage]/ Sankhipta Chandannagar
Chandannagar
Parichay/Author - Harihar Sett [Published by Chandannagar
Chandannagar
Pustakagar] "Ami Tomaderi Rash Behari"/Author-Kalyan Chakrabortty

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Chandannagar.

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Chandannagar.

300 years of Chandannagar
Chandannagar
(1696-1996) Geocities site about Chandannagar Institut de Chandernagore - official website Indian Ministry for External Affairs - 1951 Treaty of Cession La présence française à Chandernagor (1688-1950) (in French) East Meets West by A. Chatterji Roy, Pritimadhab (2012). "Chandannagar". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.  Yahoo! Education page on Chandannagar Stereotype photo (poverty etc) Gallery of Chandannagar
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Arambag
subdivision

Bengai Gar Mandaran Goghat Keshabpur Kamarpukur Khanakul Pursurah Radhanagore

Neighbourhoods

Arambagh Vivekananda
Vivekananda
Pally Bhadrakali Hindmotor Mankundu Sahaganj

Related topics

Hooghly topics Template:Srirampore subdivision People from Hooghly district Villages in Hooghly district

West Bengal
West Bengal
portal

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Municipalities & CD blocks of West Bengal

Municipal corporations

Asansol Bidhannagar-New Town-Rajarhat Durgapur Howrah Jalpaiguri Kolkata Midnapore-Kharagpur Serampore-Chandannagar Siliguri

Municipalities

Alipurduar Arambagh Ashoknagar Kalyangarh Baduria Baidyabati Balurghat Bangaon Bankura Bansberia Baranagar Barasat Bardhaman Barrackpur Baruipur Basirhat Beldanga Berhampore Bhadreswar Bhatpara Birnagar Bishnupur Bolpur Budge Budge Buniadpur Chakdaha Champdani Chandrakona Contai Cooch Behar Dainhat Dalkhola Darjeeling Dhulian Dhupguri Diamond Harbour Dinhata Dubrajpur Dum Dum Egra English Bazar Gangarampur Garulia Gayespur Ghatal Gobardanga Guskara Habra Haldia Haldibari Halisahar Haringhata Hugli-Chuchura Islampur Jangipur Jhalda Jhargram Jiaganj Azimganj Jaynagar Mazilpur Kaliaganj Kalimpong Kalna Kalyani Kamarhati Kanchrapara Kandi Katwa Kharar Khardaha Khirpai Konnagar Krishnanagar Kurseong Madhyamgram Maheshtala Mainaguri Malbazar Mathabhanga Mekhliganj Memari Murshidabad Nabadwip Naihati Nalhati New Barrackpore North Barrackpur North Dumdum Old Malda Panihati Panskura Pujali Purulia Raghunathpur Raiganj Rajarhat Rajpur Sonarpur Ramjibanpur Rampurhat Ranaghat Rishra Sainthia Shantipur Sonamukhi South Dumdum Suri Taki Tamluk Tarakeswar Titagarh Tufanganj Uluberia Uttarpara

Community development blocks1

A Alipuduar I Alipurduar
Alipurduar
II Amdanga Amta I Amta II Andal Arambagh Arsha Ausgram I Ausgram II B Baduria Bagdah Baghmundi Bagnan I Bagnan II Balagarh Balarampur Balurghat Bally Jagachha Bamangola Bandwan Bangaon Bankura
Bankura
I Bankura
Bankura
II Barjora Bansihari Barabani Barabazar Barrackpore
Barrackpore
I Barrackpore
Barrackpore
II Barasat
Barasat
I Barasat
Barasat
II Baruipur Basanti Basirhat
Basirhat
I Basirhat
Basirhat
II Beldanga
Beldanga
I Beldanga
Beldanga
II Berhampore Bhagawangola I Bhagawangola II Bhagabanpur I Bhagabanpur II Bhangore I Bhangore II Bharatpur I Bharatpur II Bhatar Binpur I Binpur II Bishnupur, Bankura Bishnupur I, South 24 Parganas Bishnupur II, South 24 Parganas Bolpur
Bolpur
Sriniketan Budge Budge
Budge Budge
I Budge Budge
Budge Budge
II Burdwan I Burdwan II Burwan C Canning I Canning II Chakdaha Chanchal I Chanchal II Chandipur Chanditala
Chanditala
I Chanditala
Chanditala
II Chapra Chandrakona
Chandrakona
I Chandrakona
Chandrakona
II Chhatna Chinsurah-Mogra Chopra Contai
Contai
I Contai
Contai
II Contai
Contai
III Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
I Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar
II D Darjeeling
Darjeeling
Pulbazar Dantan I Dantan II Daspur I Daspur II Debra Deganga Diamond Harbour
Diamond Harbour
I Diamond Harbour
Diamond Harbour
II Deshapran Dhaniakhali Dhupguri Dinhata
Dinhata
I Dinhata
Dinhata
II Domjur Domkal Dubrajpur E Egra
Egra
I Egra
Egra
II English Bazar F Falakata Falta Farakka Faridpur-Durgapur G Gaighata Galsi I Galsi II Gangajalghati Gangarampur Garhbeta I Garhbeta II Garhbeta III Gazole Ghatal Goalpokhar I Goalpokhar II Goghat
Goghat
I Goghat
Goghat
II Gopiballavpur I Gopiballavpur II Gorubathan Gosaba H Habibpur Habra
Habra
I Habra
Habra
II Haldia Haldibari Hanskhali Hariharpara Haringhata Haripal Harirampur Harishchandrapur I Harishchandrapur II Haroa Hasnabad Hemtabad Hili Hingalganj Hirbandh Hura I Ilambazar Indas Indpur Islampur Itahar J Jagatballavpur Jalangi Jalpaiguri Jamalpur Jamboni Jamuria Jangipara Jaynagar I Jaynagar II Jhalda
Jhalda
I Jhalda
Jhalda
II Jhargram Jorebunglow Sukhiapokhri Joypur, Bankura Joypur, Purulia K Kakdwip Kalchini Kaliachak I Kaliachak II Kaliachak III Kaliaganj Kaliganj Kalimpong
Kalimpong
I Kalimpong
Kalimpong
II Kalna I Kalna II Kandi Kanksa Karandighi Karimpur I Karimpur II Kashipur Katwa
Katwa
I Katwa
Katwa
II Keshiari Keshpur Ketugram I Ketugram II Khanakul
Khanakul
I Khanakul
Khanakul
II Khandaghosh Kharagpur I Kharagpur II Khargram Kharibari Khatra Khejuri I Khejuri II Khoyrasole Kolaghat Kotulpur Krishnaganj Krishnanagar I Krishnanagar II Kulpi Kultali Kumarganj Kumargram Kurseong Kushmandi L Labpur Lalgola M Madarihat-Birpara Magrahat I Magrahat II Mahisadal Mal Manbazar I Manbazar II Mandirbazar Manikchak Manteswar Mathabhanga
Mathabhanga
I Mathabhanga
Mathabhanga
II Mathurapur I Mathurapur II Matiali Matigara Maynaguri Mayureswar I Mayureswar II Mejia Mekhliganj Memari
Memari
I Memari
Memari
II Midnapore
Midnapore
Sadar Minakhan Mirik Mohammad Bazar Mohanpur Mongalkote Moyna Murarai I Murarai II Murshidabad-Jiaganj N Nabadwip Nabagram Nagrakata Nakashipara Nalhati
Nalhati
I Nalhati
Nalhati
II Namkhana Nandakumar Nandigram I Nandigram II Nanoor Naoda Narayangarh Naxalbari Nayagram Neturia O Old Malda Onda P Panchla Pandabeswar Pandua Panskura Para Patashpur I Patashpur II Patharpratima Patrasayer Phansidewa Pingla Polba-Dadpur Puncha Purbasthali I Purbasthali II Pursurah Purulia
Purulia
I Purulia
Purulia
II R Raghunathganj I Raghunathganj II Raghunathpur I Raghunathpur II Raiganj Raina I Raina II Raipur Rajarhat Rajganj Rajnagar Ramnagar I Ramnagar II Rampurhat
Rampurhat
I Rampurhat
Rampurhat
II Ranaghat
Ranaghat
I Ranaghat
Ranaghat
II Rangli Rangliot Ranibandh Raniganj Raninagar I Raninagar II Ratua I Ratua II S Sabang Sagar Sagardighi Sahid Matangini Sainthia Salanpur Salboni Saltora Samserganj Sandeshkhali I Sandeshkhali II Sankrail, Howrah Sankrail, Paschim Medinipur Santipur Santuri Sarenga Shyampur I Shyampur II Simlapal Singur Sitai Sitalkuchi Sonamukhi Sonarpur Sreerampur-Uttarpara Suri I Suri II Sutahata Suti I Suti II Swarupnagar T Taldangra Tamluk Tapan Tarakeswar Tehatta I Tehatta II Thakurpukur Mahestala Tufanganj
Tufanganj
I Tufanganj
Tufanganj
II U Udaynarayanpur Uluberia
Uluberia
I Uluberia
Uluberia
II

See also

List of cities in West Bengal
West Bengal
by population

Similar to Tehsils in many states of India

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Neighbourhoods in Kolkata

KMC

Alipore Anandapur B.B.D. Bagh Badartala Bagbazar Baghajatin Baishnabghata Patuli Township Ballygunge Bansdroni Bantala Barisha Bartala Behala Belgachia Beniapukur Bhowanipore Bowbazar Bow Barracks Brahmapur Burrabazar Burtolla Chak Garia Charu Market Chetla Chitpur Chowringhee Cossipore Dhakuria Dhapa Dharmatala Ekbalpur Entally Esplanade Garden Reach Garfa Garia Golf Green Haltu Haridevpur Hastings Hatibagan Jadavpur Janbazar Jodhpur Park Jorabagan Jorasanko Kalighat Kankurgachi Kasba Kidderpore Kudghat Kumortuli Lake Gardens Lalbazar Lansdowne Maniktala Mukundapur Naktala Narkeldanga Nandi Bagan Netaji Nagar New Alipore New Garia Panchasayar Park Circus Parnasree Pally Pathuriaghata Phoolbagan Picnic Garden Posta Rajabagan Rajabazar Ranikuthi Regent Park Santoshpur Sarsuna Sealdah Shyambazar Shyampukur Shobhabazar Sinthee Sonagachi Survey Park Tala Taltala Tangra Taratala Thakurpukur Tiljala Tiretta Bazar Tollygunge Topsia Ultadanga Watgunge

KMDA

Baguiati Baidyabati Bally Bangur Avenue Bansberia Baranagar Barrackpore Barasat Batanagar Belur Bhadreswar Birati Budge Budge Chandannagar Dakshineswar Dankuni Dum Dum Durganagar Garulia Halisahar Howrah Hugli-Chuchura Jaynagar Majilpur Joka Kalyani Kamarhati Kanchrapara Kestopur Khardaha
Khardaha
(Rahara) Konnagar Lake Town Madhyamgram Nagerbazar Narendrapur New Barrackpur North Barrackpur North Dumdum Nungi Panihati Pujali Rajarhat
Rajarhat
(New Town) Rishra Salt Lake Serampore Sodepur Sonarpur South Dumdum Titagarh Uluberia Uttarpara

Streets of Kolkata Kolkata
Kolkata
topics Template: Kolkata
Kolkata
Municipal Corporation wards West Bengal
West Bengal
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Hooghly district
Hooghly district
topics

General

Bandel
Bandel
Church Battle of Chinsurah Rathayatra of Mahesh Singur
Singur
Tata Nano controversy

Subdivisions

Arambagh Chandannagar Chinsurah Srirampore

Territories

Bhurshut Dandabhukti Gauda Rarh

Municipal corporations and municipalities

Arambagh Municipality Baidyabati
Baidyabati
Municipality Bansberia
Bansberia
Municipality Bhadreswar Municipality Champdany Municipality Chandernagore Municipal Corporation Dankuni
Dankuni
Municipality Hooghly Chinsurah Municipality Konnagar
Konnagar
Municipality Rishra
Rishra
Municipality Serampore
Serampore
Municipality Tarakeswar
Tarakeswar
Municipality Uttarpara
Uttarpara
Kotrung Municipality

Community development blocks

Arambag
Arambag
subdivision

Arambagh Khanakul
Khanakul
I Khanakul
Khanakul
II Goghat
Goghat
I Goghat
Goghat
II Pursurah

Chandannagore subdivision

Haripal Singur Tarakeswar

Chinsurah subdivision

Balagarh Chinsurah Mogra Dhaniakhali Pandua Polba
Polba
Dadpur

Srirampore subdivision

Chanditala
Chanditala
I Chanditala
Chanditala
II Jangipara Sreerampur Uttarpara

Rivers

Damodar Dwarakeswar Hooghly Mundeswari Saraswati – dried up

Transport

NH 2 NH 6 Grand Trunk Road Martin's Light Railways East Indian Railway Company Eastern Railway zone Kolkata
Kolkata
Suburban Railway Howrah– Delhi
Delhi
main line Howrah– Bardhaman
Bardhaman
main line Howrah– Bardhaman
Bardhaman
chord Sheoraphuli–Bishnupur branch line Jubilee Bridge Vivekananda
Vivekananda
Setu Nivedita Setu

Railway stations

Balarambati Bandel Baruipara Dankuni Hooghly Kamarkundu Sheoraphuli Tarakeswar

Institutes of higher learning

Academy of Technology Sir J. C. Bose School of Engineering Hooghly Engineering and Technology College

Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
constituencies

Arambagh Hooghly Sreerampur

Vidhan Sabha
Vidhan Sabha
constituencies

Uttarpara Sreerampur Champdani Singur Chandannagar Chunchura Balagarh Pandua Saptagram Chanditala Jangipara Haripal Dhanekhali Tarakeswar Pursurah Arambag Goghat Khanakul

Former Vidhan Sabha
Vidhan Sabha
constituencies

Polba Bansberia

See also

Cities, towns and locations in Hooghly district People from Hooghly district Villages in Hooghly district Damodar Valley

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 239190439 GND: 4521244-2 BNF: cb1194