North 24 Parganas - West Bengal
North 24 Parganas is a district in West Bengal, India and is the most populous one. It is regarded as the tenth largest district in terms of area and ranks second in the country in terms of population.
Location of North 24 Parganas
The district lies in the southernmost tip of West Bengal to the east of India. The district is bordered by Bangladesh to the north and east and Nadia district to the North. The South 24 Parganas is situated to the south along with Kolkata. To the west is Howrah, Hugli and Kolkata. The district lies between latitude 22 degree 11'6" north to 23 degree 15'2" north and from longitude 88 degree 20' east to 89 degree 5' east.
Towns and villages
The map provides details of the roads that pass from various towns. Major roads connect you to places like Bangaon, Gaighata, Habra, Baduria, Rajarhat, Harua and the Salt lake. Smaller towns are also well connected to various cities in the district and other parts of the state like the Ganrapoa, Chandpara, Gogardanga, Chaubaria, Banglani, Taki, Majhergram, Banglani, and Pirgachha. Places of importance in the district are Barasat, Barackpore, Bidhan Nagar, Basirhat etc. the salt Lake need special mention here for it is an all-inclusive township. Barrackpur is a place famous for military barracks during the British rule. The head quarters is situated in Barasat.
Transportation in North 24 Parganas
It is easy to reach North 24 Parganas and visitors can opt for buses, railways to reach the city. National Highway No. 35 runs from the district and connects larger towns to smaller villages to other parts of the country. The other NH No. 35 also passes through the district connecting to other towns and Kolkata. Barrackpore has a railway station, where many trains pass by or stop at the station. The district has many express trains that pass through the district as well.
North 24 Parganas profile
The population of the district in 2011 was 10,082,852, in which the male population was 5,172,138 and female population was 4,901,714. The literacy rate was 84.95 percent and the sex ratio stood at 949 per 1000 males.