Barrackpore

City in West Bengal, India

Barrackpore (also known as Barrackpur) is a city. It is located in the West Bengal state of India. It is around 23 kilometres (14 mi) away from Kolkata . It is also a part of the zone covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority ( KMDA ). It is the headquarters of the Barrackpore subdivision.

Barrackpore

Barrackpur
City
Barrackpore is located in West Bengal
Barrackpore
Barrackpore
Location in West Bengal, India
Barrackpore is located in India
Barrackpore
Barrackpore
Barrackpore (India)
Barrackpore is located in Asia
Barrackpore
Barrackpore
Barrackpore (Asia)
Coordinates: 22°46′N 88°22′E / 22.76°N 88.37°E / 22.76; 88.37Coordinates: 22°46′N 88°22′E / 22.76°N 88.37°E / 22.76; 88.37
Country India
State West Bengal
DistrictNorth 24 Parganas
RegionGreater Kolkata
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyBarrackpore Municipality
 • ChairmanUttam Das, (AITC)[1]
 • MPArjun Singh, (BJP)
 • MLAShilbhadra Dutta, (BJP)
 • Police CommissionerAjay Nanda, IPS
 • Deputy Commissioner of PoliceAjay Kumar Thakur, IPS
Area
 • Total10.61 km2 (4.10 sq mi)
Elevation
15 m (49 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total152,784
 • Density14,000/km2 (37,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Barrakpurians
Languages
 • OfficialBengali[2][3]
 • Additional officialEnglish[3]
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
700120, 700121, 700122, 700123
Telephone code+91 33
Vehicle registrationWB-23/WB-24
Lok Sabha constituencyBarrackpore
Vidhan Sabha constituencyBarrackpore
Police JurisdictionBarrackpore Police Commissionerate
Websitewww.barrackpore.gov.in
St Bartholomew's Cathedral, Barrackpore

EtymologyEdit

The name Barrackpore may have originated from the English word barracks. This is considering it was the site of the first cantonment of the British East India Company. Alternatively, the Ain-i-Akbari suggests that the name comes from "Barbakpur". Manasa Vijay, written by Bipradas Pipilai, refers to Barrackpore as "Chanak".

ReferencesEdit

  1. Official District Administration site Archived 15 January 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  2. "52nd REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR LINGUISTIC MINORITIES IN INDIA" (PDF). Nclm.nic.in. Ministry of Minority Affairs. p. 85. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Fact and Figures". Wb.gov.in. Retrieved 29 August 2019.

Other websitesEdit

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