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Neighbourhood in Kolkata
Urban Agglomeration/City
Khardaha railway station
Khardaha railway station
Khardaha is located in West Bengal
Khardaha is located in India
Coordinates: 22°43′N 88°23′E / 22.72°N 88.38°E / 22.72; 88.38Coordinates: 22°43′N 88°23′E / 22.72°N 88.38°E / 22.72; 88.38
Country  India
State West Bengal
City Kolkata
 • Municipality Chairman Tapas Paul[1] (TMC)
 • Total 6.87 km2 (2.65 sq mi)
Elevation 15 m (49 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 108,496
 • Density 16,000/km2 (41,000/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 700118
Telephone code +91 33
Lok Sabha constituency Dum Dum
Vidhan Sabha constituency Khardaha

Khardaha, also called Khardah or Kharda, is a city and municipality in Barrackpore subdivision[2] of North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is a part of Kolkata Urban Agglomeration.


Cities and towns in the southern portion of Barrackpore subdivision in North 24 Parganas district
M: municipal city/ town, CT: census town,
N: neighbourhood/ administrative location


Khardaha is located at 22°43′N 88°23′E / 22.72°N 88.38°E / 22.72; 88.38.[3] It has an average elevation of 15 m (49 ft). It has a railway station on the Sealdah-Ranaghat section, sandwiched between Sodepur (to the south) and Titagarh (to the north). The railway station divides the city into two parts - the eastern part is known as Rahara, while the western part is known as Khardaha.

96% of the population of Barrackpore subdivision (partly presented in the map alongside) lives in urban areas. In 2011, it had a density of population of 10,967 per km2 The subdivision has 16 municipalities and 24 census towns.[4]

For most of the cities/ towns information regarding density of population is available in the Infobox. Population data is not available for neighbourhoods, it is available for the entire municipal area and thereafter ward-wise.

Police station[edit]

Khardaha police station under Barrackpore Police Commissionerate has jurisdiction over Khardaha municipal area and Barrackpore II CD Block.[5][6]



Population of Khardaha 
Census Pop.
1921 5,486
1931 6,018 9.7%
1941 9,568 59.0%
1951 18,524 93.6%
1961 28,362 53.1%
1971 36,679 29.3%
1981 50,202 36.9%
1991 88,358 76.0%
2001 122,133 38.2%
2011 108,496 -11.2%
Source: [7]

As per the 2011 Census of India, Khardah had a total population of 108,496, of which 54,879 (51%) were males and 53,617 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 7,332, the total number of literates in Khardah was 95,469 (94.37% of the population over 6 years). [8]

As of 2001 India census [9], Khardaha had a population of 116,252. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Khardaha has an average literacy rate of 81%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 79%. In Khardaha, 8% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Kolkata Urban Agglomeration[edit]

The following Municipalities, Census Towns and other locations in Barrackpore subdivision were part of Kolkata Urban Agglomeration in the 2011 census: Kanchrapara (M), Jetia (CT), Halisahar (M), Balibhara (CT), Naihati (M), Bhatpara (M), Kaugachhi (CT), Garshyamnagar (CT), Garulia (M), Ichhapur Defence Estate (CT), North Barrackpur (M), Barrackpur Cantonment (CB), Barrackpore (M), Jafarpur (CT), Ruiya (CT), Titagarh (M), Khardaha (M), Bandipur (CT), Panihati (M), Muragachha (CT) New Barrackpore (M), Chandpur (CT), Talbandha (CT), Patulia (CT), Kamarhati (M), Baranagar (M), South Dumdum (M), North Dumdum (M), Dum Dum (M), Noapara (CT), Babanpur (CT), Teghari (CT), Nanna (OG), Chakla (OG), Srotribati (OG) and Panpur (OG).[10]


As per the District Census Handbook 2011, Khardaha municipal city covered an area of 6.87 km2. Amongst the civic amenities it had both open and closed drains. Amongst the medical facilities It had 115 medicine shops. Amongst the educational facilities It had 37 primary schools, 1 middle school, 13 secondary/ senior secondary schools and 1 degree college for arts/science/commerce. Amongst the social, recreational and cultural facilities it had 1 orphanage home, 1 stadium, 3 cinema/theatres, 3 public libraries and 3 reading rooms, it had 6 bank branches.[11]

See also Cities and towns in Barrackpore subdivision



Khardaha municipality is included in the Kolkata Metropolitan Area for which the KMDA is the statutory planning and development authority.[12][13]


Kolkata new proposed metro route (Baranagar - Barrackpore)

Barrackpore Trunk Road passes through Khardaha.[14]

Khardaha railway station on the Sealdah-Ranaghat line is 18.5 km from Sealdah Station.[15][14]It is part of the Kolkata Suburban Railway system.


There is a Ramnakrishna Mission school at Rahara, the school has class 1 to 12 (Higher secondary) and the teaching medium is both Bengali and English. It is a all boys' school [16]. Khardaha also has an all boys' college which is called, Vivekananda Centenary college, Part of Ramakrishna Math and Mission. Both undergraduate and graduate courses are taught. But, only Science subjects are taught here [17].

An all girls' school is located right by the side of Rahara Mission, called, Bhabhanath Institution for Girls.[18]. Kalyannagar Vidyapeeth, another school is also located in the area [19].

Religious matters[edit]

Shyam er bari or Shyamsundar temple, or the temple for the Lord Krishna, is located on the riverside of the Ganges[20].

Another temple called HariSabha is also dedicated to Lord Krishna, situated near the Railway station [21].


Khardaha Municipal hospital or Balaram sevamandir is the main Govt. funded hospital in Khardaha [22]. There are lots of private medical dispensaries with their own doctors and specialists can be found all over the town.


Every year in the month of December, Khardaha municipality organizes Flower show [23]. Also, Khardaha utsav is organized on a regular basis, where singers from all over India come to entertain people [24]. Khardaha book fair is another culturally significant event that happens every year [25].


  1. ^ Official District Administration site Archived January 15, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "CENSUS OF INDIA 2001". Archived from the original on 2011-11-16. Retrieved 2012-09-08. 
  3. ^ "Khardah, India". Retrieved 2012-09-08. 
  4. ^ "District Statistical Handbook". North 24 Parganas 2013, Tables 2.1, 2.2, 2.4b. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2 May 2018. 
  5. ^ "District Statistical Handbook". North 24 Parganas 2013, Table 2.1. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 11 June 2018. 
  6. ^ "Barrackpore Police Commissionerate". List of Police Stations with telephone numbers. West Bengal Police. Retrieved 11 June 2018. 
  7. ^ "District Census Handbook North Twenty Four Parganas, Census of India 2011, Series 20, Part XII A" (PDF). Section II Town Directory, Pages 781-783 Statement I: Growth History, Pages 799-803. Directorate of Census Operations V, West Bengal. Retrieved 11 June 2018. 
  8. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 7 June 2018. 
  9. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008. 
  10. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011" (PDF). Constituents of Urban Agglomeration Having Population Above 1 Lakh. Census of India 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2018. 
  11. ^ "District Census Handbook North Twenty Four Parganas, Census of India 2011, Series 20, Part XII A" (PDF). Section II Town Directory, Pages 781-783 Statement I: Growth History, Pages 799-803; Statement II: Physical Aspects and Location of Towns, Pages 791-794; Statement III: Civic and other Amenities, Pages 795-796; Statement IV: Medical Facilities 2009, Pages 803-805 Section: Educational, Recreational and Cultural Facilities. Directorate of Census Operations V, West Bengal. Retrieved 31 May 2018. 
  12. ^ "Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authoity, Annual Report 2010-11". 1/1 Kolkata Metropolitan Area Map. KMDA. Retrieved 7 June 2018. 
  13. ^ "Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority, Annual Report 2010-11". 1 / 2 Role of KMDA. KMDA. Retrieved 7 June 2018. 
  14. ^ a b Google maps
  15. ^ "31311 Sealdah-Kalyani Simanta Local". Time Table. indiarailinfo. Retrieved 12 June 2018. 
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