Baranagar is a place in Kolkata. It is a municipality in Kolkata in the state of West Bengal, a railway station of the same name is on the Dankuni line off the Sealdah north section. It is home to the Indian Statistical Institute, an institution devoted to the research, teaching and application of statistics, natural sciences. Baranagar is an industrial center for the manufacture of agricultural and industrial machinery, chemicals, castor oil. The Dutch had homes here in the seventeenth century, streynsham Master who visited the area in 1676 spoke of the hog factory where about 3,000 hogs a year were slaughtered and salted for export. Later it became the centre for the jute trade, manufacturing gunny bags. A major road parallel to the river Hooghly connects Baranagar Bazaar with Dakshineswar, in between temples such as Kaancher Mandir, Joy Mitra Kali Bari, and Pathbari are located. In Kutighat, still there is an old house/lodge of Dutch merchants, Baranagar is located at 22. 64°N88. 37°E /22.64,88.37. It has an elevation of 12 metres. It is situated east of the Hooghly River. Baranagar Municipal Area lies between Sinthee More and Dunlop, as of 2001 India census, Baranagar had a population of 250,615. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%, Baranagar has an average literacy rate of 82%, higher than the national average of 59. 5%, with 55% of the males and 45% of females literate. 8% of the population is under 6 years of age, baranagarhouses the headquarters of the Indian Statistical Institute. Baranagar has a Kali temple at Dakshineswar, the Rashmoni Mandir named after its founder Rani Rashmoni, the Dakshineswar Kali Temple is a heritage building. Ramakrishna Paramahamsa was the priest and Swami Vivekananda visited this place in his youth, Cossipore Udyan Baati, also called Cossipore Math, is another significant destination for the followers of Sri Ramakrishna, where he became the Kalpataru on 1 January 1886. Other places worth visiting are Jay Mitra Kalibari, Pramanick Kalibari, Pathbari Mandir is a place where Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the great religious leader, set his foot on his way to Puri nearly five hundred years ago here. In Baranagar a math has been set up recently, called Alambazar Math in the heritage building where Swami Vivekananda first put up after coming back from abroad. Tha Annapurna Temple and the newly built Omkarnath Temple are also other two attractions of the Mahamilan Math, Baranagar has a gurdwara near Dunlop Bridge, a church near Sinthee More along with many mosques. Majority of the population of Baranagar practises Hinduism, https, //baranagar. wordpress. com/category/history-news-information-of-baranagar/ Kolkata/Northern fringes travel guide from Wikivoyage
River Hoogly at Baranagar, Vivekananda Bridge far away.
Kolkata new proposed metro route (Baranagar - Barrackpore)