Kanchrapara

Kanchrapara

Infobox Indian Jurisdiction
native_name = Kanchrapara | type = city | latd = 22.97 | longd = 88.43
locator_position = right | state_name = West Bengal
district = North 24 Parganas
leader_title =Municipality Chairman
leader_name =Saroj Ranjan Sen [ [http://north24parganas.nic.in/municipality.html Official District Administration site] ]
altitude = 10
population_as_of = 2001
population_total = 126,118| population_density =
area_magnitude= sq. km
area_total =
area_telephone =91 33
postal_code =
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Kanchrapara (In Bengali: কাচঁরাপাড়া) is a city and a municipality under Bijpur police station of Barrackpore subdivision. [ [http://www.wbcensus.gov.in/DataTables/01/Table-3.htm District-wise list of statutory towns] ] in North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority. [cite web
url = http://www.cmdaonline.com/kma.html | title = Base Map of Kolkata Metroploitan area | accessdate = 2007-09-03 | last = | first = | work = | publisher = Kolkata Metroploitan Development Authority
]

Geography

Kanchrapara is located at coord|22.56|N|88.26|E| [ [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/IN/28/Kanchrapara.html Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Kanchrapara] ] . It has an average elevation of 10 metres (32 feet).

Demographics

As of 2001 India census [GR|India] , Kanchrapara had a population of 126,118. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Kanchrapara has an average literacy rate of 81%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 86%, and female literacy is 76%. In Kanchrapara, 8% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Economy

Kanchrapara Railway Workshop

Kanchrapara Railway Workshop was established in 1863. The workshop has the distinction of serving the defence department for repairs to air craft and manufacture of armoured cars and grenade shells during world war II. The second 5-year plan brought about drastic changes with diesel and electric traction. Electrification on the Railway system in the eastern region necessitated major repair and overhaul facilities for Electric Loco, EMU Rolling Stock from early 60’s. Kanchrapara was selected to play the key role in the both these spheres. In 1962 a decision was taken for remodelling Kanchrapara Workshop in order to make it a base workshop for electric locos electrical multiple unit stock of Eastern and South Eastern Railways. [ [http://railindia.tripod.com/kanchrapara.html Kanchrapara Workshop] ]

Jute mills

Jute milling is the major industry at Kanchrapara. [ [http://www.india9.com/i9show/41327.htm India 9] ]

Transport

Kanchrapara is 46 km from Sealdah on the Sealdah-Krishnanagar line of Eastern Railway. [ Eastern Railway time table. ]

Healthcare

North 24 Parganas district has been identified as one of the areas where ground water is affected by arsenic contamination. [cite web | url = http://www.soesju.org/arsenic/wb2.htm
title = Groundwater Arsenic contamination in West Bengal-India (19 years study ) | accessdate = 2007-08-24 | last = | first = | work = Groundwater arsenic contamination status of North 24-Parganas district, one of the nine arsenic affected districts of West Bengal-India | publisher = SOES
]

Culture

Krishna-Raya Temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna, is a point of attraction. [ [http://www.india9.com/i9show/41327.htm India 9] ]

References

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