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Gobardanga

Gobardanga
গোবরডাঙ্গা
Town
Gobardanga is located in West Bengal
Gobardanga
Gobardanga
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates:
Country  India
State West Bengal
District North 24 Parganas
Government
 • Municipality Chairman Subhash Datta[1]
Area
 • Total 13.5 km2 (5.2 sq mi)
Elevation 6 m (20 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 41,618
 • Density 3,100/km2 (8,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Bangaon
Vidhan Sabha constituency Gaighata
Website .in.nicnorth24parganas

Gobardanga is a town and a municipality under Habra police station of Barasat sadar subdivision[2] in North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is one of the oldest municipality of West Bengal.

Contents

  • Etymology 1
  • History 2
  • Geography 3
  • Transport 4
  • Demographics 5
  • Education 6
  • Healthcare 7
  • References 8

Etymology

Go means 'world/earth', Bar means 'Greatest' and Danga means 'Place'. i.e. "Gobardanga" means "the greatest place on earth". Although "Gobar" literally translated from Bengali means Cow-dung.

History

It has strong historic background from the pre-independence era, i.e. jamindar bari, oxebow lake, site of probably the first widow remarriage & Brhama samaj in modern India. Gobardanga is also known as The Village of Theatre. It has 12 theatre groups.

Geography

Gobardanga is located at .[3] It has an average elevation of 6 metres (19 feet). It is situated on the banks of the river Jamuna.

Transport

It is 58 km from Sealdah Station on the Sealdah-Bangaon branch line of Eastern Railway.From Sealdah it is next to Macchhalandapur railway station and before Thakurnagar railway station.It is near about 25 km from Bongaon on road.

Demographics

As of 2011 India census,[4] Gobardanga had a population of 57,878. Male Population 29,466 and female Polpulation 28,412.Out of this Population 12,765 is SC and Gobardanga has an average literacy rate of 80%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 84%, and female literacy is 75%. In Gobardanga, 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Education

There are several renowned schools in this town. Gobardanga Khantura High School (1856) is one of the oldest high schools in modern India. Gobardanga Khantura High School had a golden period of school sports from 1970 to 2001. At that time some Golden students represents State. Palash

Another feather in the cap is of an institution which is a symbol of progress of female education, that is, Khantura Girls' High School(Established in 1910).

Gobardanga has a college named Gobardanga Hindu College which is afflited to West Bengal State University.[5] It is a NAAC accredited "A" Grade College.

There is a technical pioneer named Gobardanga Commercial College which is affiliated to West Bengal State Council of Technical & Rajeev Gandhi Computer Saksharta Mission with potential student base. This technical milestone is situated at heart of the city location, station road Gobardanga. It was founded on 1994.From inception to till now it provides quality technical education and catalyzed prominent future to their student.

From 3km away from Gobordanga at Maslandapur A.I.P.M.S.SCHOOL OF HOTEL MANAGEMENT is there. Just beside Maslandapur railway station.

Healthcare

Gobardanga has a Rural Hospital named Gobardanga Rural Hospital which in-charge is Dr. Swapan Ghosh, M.B.B.S. He is a renowned doctor in the locality.

North 24 Parganas district has been identified as one of the areas where ground water is affected by arsenic contamination.[6]

References

  1. ^ Official District Administration site
  2. ^ District-wise list of statutory towns
  3. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Gobardanga
  4. ^
  5. ^ Retrieved 10 November 2012
  6. ^
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