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Arambagh is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Arambagh is located in India
Arambagh (India)
Coordinates: 22°53′N 87°47′E / 22.88°N 87.78°E / 22.88; 87.78Coordinates: 22°53′N 87°47′E / 22.88°N 87.78°E / 22.88; 87.78
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Hooghly district
 • Type Municipality
 • Body Arambagh Municipality
 • Municipality Chairman Swapan Nandi
15 m (49 ft)
 • Total 66,175
 • Density 4,224/km2 (10,940/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code 91 3211
Vehicle registration WB-16A*-****
Lok Sabha constituency Arambag
Vidhan Sabha constituency Arambag, Pursurah

Arambagh is a town and a municipality in Hooghly district in the state of West Bengal, India. It is the headquarters of Arambagh subdivision.[1]


Arambagh is located at 22°53′N 87°47′E / 22.88°N 87.78°E / 22.88; 87.78. It has an average elevation of 15 metres (118 feet). The town is situated on the link Road (state highway-2) 81 km north-west of Kolkata. It is located on the bank of the Dwarakeswar River.


As per 2011 Census of India Arambagh had a total population of 66,175 of which 33,443 (51%) were males and 32,732 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 6,522. The total number of literates in Arambagh was 48,338 (81.03% of the population over 6 years).[2]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Arambagh had a population of 66,175. Males constitute 62% of the population and females 38%. Arambagh has an average literacy rate of 82%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 79% male literacy and 58% of female literacy. 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Police station

Arambagh police station has jurisdiction over Arambagh municipal area and Arambagh CD Block.[4][5]

CD Block HQ

The headquarters of Arambagh CD Block are located at Arambagh.[6]


The maximum temperature during summer rises up to 42 °C(2016)  while minimum temperature during winter comes down to 8 °C. Average annual rainfall is 1600 millimetres.


This is a rice and potato agricultural area with several rice mills and cold storages.[7]


Arambagh sub-division was formed in 1879. It was known as Jahanabad Sub-Division as the headquarters of the sub-division was the town of Jahanabad.Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay was the first Sub-Divisional Officer of Arambagh. On 19 April 1900 the name was changed from Jahanabad to Arambagh, which means "the garden of ease and comfort". Other prominent figures from the district were:

  • Rammohan Roy – Reformer. He was Ambassador of Mughal Emperor.
  • Prafulla Chandra Sen – Freedom fighter, Chief Minister of W.B.
  • Ramkrishna Parmahnsa - Indian Hindu mystic and saint during the 19th century Bengal. Kamarpukur was his birthplace.
  • Prasanna Kumar Sarbadhikary – First Patiganit (arithmetic book in Bengali) writer.
  • Nandlal Maity - Writer of history of mathematics in Bengali in three volume.
  • Narayan Ch Ghosh - Defined the term Folkmathematics - mathematics that is manifestation of folk life.



Two government sponsored public libraries are situated in Arambagh. Raja Rammohan Roy Pathagar-o- Sanskriti Parishad is the oldest and most popular library of this area. Another library is Arambagh Sub Divisional library. Besides these two, there are many other public libraries in the surrounding area.


Arambagh City is having a good Art and Cultural background under the aegis of the Artist Hariprasad Medda (student of great Indian master Nandalal Bose) and his some meritorious disciples given a good place to this city. Singer Ajit Barik and his disciples created a similar mark in classical music and Najrul geeti and Rabindra Sangeet.

CBSE affiliated Schools


  • Sarada Vidyapith

West Bengal Board affiliated schools

  • Kapsit High School, Kapsit, Arambagh, Hooghly
  • Batanal Union High School
  • Arambagh High School
  • Kalipur Swamiji High School
  • Kidzee Arambagh (Preschool)
  • Bajua High School
  • Arambagh Girls High School
  • Kanpur Krishnabati Vivekananda Institution
  • Parul Ramkrishna Sarada High School
  • Arambagh Boys Primari School
  • Basanta Prathamik Vidhyalaya
  • K.B.Roy High School
  • Saraswati Sishu Mandir, Balibela
  • Tirol High School, Tirol
  • Gourhati Haradas Institution
  • Golta High School
  • Golta Nimna Buniadi Vidyalaya
  • Joyrampur Netaji High School
  • Muthadanga R.K. High School
  • Bhurkunda High School (H.S)
  • Naisarai High School
  • Nirvoipur Badalkona Giya Nilkantha Sikshanikaten
  • Uttor Badalkona Prathomik Bidyaloy
  • Hatbasantapur Hara Parbbati Institution (H.S.)
  • Goghat High School (HS)
  • Bengai High School
  • Shaikhpur High School, Uttar Rasulpur, Hooghly
  • Karui P.C High School (H.S) Karui, arambagh, hooghly, 712615
  • Baradongal R N Institution (H.S), Baradongal, Hooghly, 712617
  • Kumursha Sital Chandra Dey Vidyamandir (H.S), Kumursha, Hooghly, 712616
  • Saora Union High School, Saora, hooghly
  • Ghoshpur Union Netaji Vidyapith, Ghoshpur, Hooghly
  • Gourhati Haradas Institution
  • Raghunathput Saradamoni Valika Vidyalaya
  • Ghasua Janata High School
  • Mayal K.C. Roy Institution
  • Thakuranichak Union High School
  • Thakuranichak BBD Institution
  • Dhanyaghori High School, Bandar
  • Ghoradaha Sudhanya Charan High School
  • Pole P.C.Sen High School
  • Bengejola High School
  • Ramnagar Atul Vidyalaya
  • Madhurpur High School
  • Patul Ganeshbazar High School(HS)
  • Radhaballavpur High School
  • Balarampur Primary School
  • Mohanpur Primary School
  • Khudiram Child Learning Centre (primary school)
  • Anandamarga School (primary school), Rabindrapally, Arambagh
  • Sisu Guchho (primary school)
  • Kashinath Primary School
  • Nirvoipur Primary School
  • Chandibati Primary School

General degree colleges


  • ITI-Bengai, Goghat
  • Arambagh Government Polytechnic, Arambagh

See also


  1. ^ District-wise list of statutory towns Archived 27 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  4. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Hooghly". Tables 2.1, 2.2. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Hooghly District Police". West Bengal Police. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  6. ^ "District Census Handbook: Hugli, Series-20, Part XIIA" (PDF). Map of Hooghly district with CD Block HQs and Police Stations (on the fifth page). Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal, 2011. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  7. ^ "List of functioning Cold Storage of West Bengal District wise as on 18.01.07". West Bengal State Marketing Board. Archived from the original on 22 January 2009. Retrieved 28 January 2009.
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