South 24 Parganas - West Bengal
South 24 Parganas is an important district of West Bengal, India. The district is famous for the delta region called the Sundarban, which is a tourist sport that witnesses people from all over the world.
Location of South 24 Parganas
South 24 Parganas is located on the south eastern part of West Bengal and has lots of rivers and cluster of islands. South 24 Parganas lies between latitude North 20' 20" south 22'06" and longitude east 88'20" west 88'60". The district is surrounded by North 24 Parganas to the north, Haora to the North West, Purba Medinipur to the west, Bay of Bengal to the south, and to the north east is North 24 Parganas and to the east is Bangladesh. The head quarter is situated in Alipore.
South 24 Parganas boosts of great tourism industry. That is why you can see a good network of roadways and railways as well. All the important places like Kasba, Behala, Regent Part, Bhangar, Port Canning, Naruipur, Baj Baj, Jaynagar, Mathurapur and Kultali are well connected by road. National highway No. 117 passes through the district and connects to small and large towns and also to the rest of the state. The Diamond harbor is the foremost road link to Kolkata. River Hooghly flows from the border of the district and Kakdwip is very near to the river. Canining is a major fish center here. The fish transaction here is the backbone of economy of South 24 Parganas.
Railway services are easily available in the district. It has a railway station as well. Many trains pass the district linking it to other parts of the country.
South 24 Parganas profile
Official reports of 2011 say that the population of the district was 8,153,176 out of which the male population was 4,182,758 and the female population was 3,970,418. The sex ratio in the district was 949 girls per 1000 boys. The literacy of the district in 2011 was 78.57 percent and the male literacy rate was 85 percent, while the female percentage was 72.
The district is known for its tourist destination. It has plenty of natural beauty were thousands of visitors flock to the place every year. Ganga Sagar, Sundarban, Bakkhali beach, etc are worth visiting.