Howrah district


Howrah district

Infobox Indian Jurisdiction
native_name=Howrah
type= district
hq= Howrah
state_name=West Bengal
abbreviation=
altitude=
latd=
longd=
population_year = 2001 | population_total = 4,273,099| population_density = 2913
collector=
area= 1467
vehicle_code_range= WB-?
website = www.howrah.gov.in
footnotes = |

Howrah ( _bn. হাওড়া জেলা) is a district of the West Bengal state in eastern India. The district is named after its headquarters, the city of Howrah proper [ [http://www.nicd.org/Dst_Howrah.asp Howrah ] ] .

Geography

The Howrah District lies between 22°48′ N and 22°12′ N latitudes and between 88°23′ E and 87°50′ E longitudes. [ [http://www.howrah.gov.in/Templates/geography.htm Geographical data on Howrah District] ] The district is bounded by the Hooghly River and the North 24 Parganas and South 24 Parganas districts on the east, on the north by the Hooghly district (Arambagh and Shrirampur sub-divisions), and on the south by Midnapore East district (Tamluk sub-division). On the west Howrah district is bordered by the Ghatal sub-division of Midnapore West district, and partly by the Arambagh sub-division of Hooghly district to the north-west, and the Tamluk sub-division of Midnapore East district to the south-west.

Boundaries of the district are naturally determined by Rupnarayan River on west and south-west, and by Bhagirathi-Hooghly river on east and south-east side. On north side, the boundary is an artificial one except for Bally Canal on north-east and Damodar River on north-west. [ [http://www.howrah.gov.in/Templates/Howrah%20history.htm Howrah District page on Government website] ]

Annual normal rainfall is 1461 milimeter per year. Annual maximum temperature varies between 32-39°C, whereas minimum temperature varies between 8-10°C.

ubdivisions

Howrah district has two subdivisions: Howrah Sadar and Uluberia. Howrah Sadar consists of these community development blocs (CD blocs): Bally-Jagacha, Domjur, Panchla, Sankrail, Jagatballavpur, Bally and Howrah. Uluberia subdivision consists of these areas: Uluberia (2 blocks), Amta (2 blocks), Udaynarayanpur, Bagnan (2 blocks), Shyampur (2 blocks) and Uluberia Municipality. [http://www.howrah.gov.in/Templates/Area_popu.htm Area and Population information on Howrah District] ]

Howrah district has 1 municipal corporation in Howrah, 2 municipalities in Bally and Uluberia. Rest of the area under this district is divided in 14 community development blocs. Each block consists of rural area along with urban units like census towns. [cite web
url = http://www.wbcensus.gov.in/DataTables/02/Table4_16.htm
title = Population, Decadal Growth Rate, Density and General Sex Ratio by Residence and Sex, West Bengal/ District/ Sub District, 1991 and 2001
accessdate = 2008-10-12
work = West Bengal
publisher = Directorate of census operations
]

Howrah subdivision

* Howrah: municipal corporation
* Bally: municipality
* Bally-Jagacha CD bloc consists of rural area and these census towns: Bally (different from Bally municipality), Chakapara, Chamrail, Eksara, Khalia and Jagadishpur.
* Domjur CD bloc consists of rural area and these census towns: Domjur, Dakshin Jhapardaha, Khantora, Bhandardaha, Makardaha, Kantlia, Tentulkuli, Salap, Bankra, Nibra, Ankurhati, Bipra Noapara, Kalara, Kesabpur, Natibpur, and Mahiari.
* Panchla CD bloc consists of rural area and these census towns: Bikihakola, Beldubi, Jala Kendua, Gabberia, Paniara, Panchla and Sahapur.
* Sankrail CD bloc consists of rural area and these census towns: Argari, Dhuilya, Andul, Ramchandrapur, Podara, Panchpara, Hatgachha, Jhorhat, Banupur, Sankrail, Manikpur, Nalpur, Raghudebbati and Sarenga.
* Jagatballavpur CD bloc consists of rural area and one census town: Mansinhapur.

Uluberia subdivision

* Uluberia: municipality
* Amta - I CD bloc consists of rural area only.
* Amta - II CD bloc consists of rural area only.
* Bagnan - I CD bloc consists of rural area and two census towns: Khalor and Bagnan.
* Bagnan - II CD bloc consists of rural area and one census town: Naupala.
* Ulubera - I CD bloc consists of rural area only.
* Uluberia - II CD bloc consists of rural area and three census towns: Santoshpur, Balaram Pota and Uttar Pirpur
* Shyampur - I CD bloc consists of rural area only.
* Shyampur - II CD bloc consists of rural area only.
* Udaynarayanpur CD bloc consists of rural area only.

Demographics

Total area in Howrah District is 1467 sq. km. Total population is 4,273,099 as per census 2001 records. 57.91% of the population live in Howrah Sadar subdivision and rest 42.09% live in Uluberia subdivision. Population Density: 2913 per sq. km.

Notes

External links

* [http://www.wbgov.com/E-gov/English/MapOfState/Districtmaps/Haora.htm# West Bengal Government - map of Howrah district]
* [http://www.calcuttaweb.com/maps/howrah.htm Calcuttaweb - Map of Howrah district]

See also


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