Bijpur, North 24 Parganas

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Bijpur is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Bijpur is located in India
Bijpur (India)
Coordinates: 22°56′52″N 88°26′48″E / 22.9478°N 88.4467°E / 22.9478; 88.4467Coordinates: 22°56′52″N 88°26′48″E / 22.9478°N 88.4467°E / 22.9478; 88.4467
Country  India
State West Bengal
District North 24 Parganas
Region Greater Kolkata
 • Type Municipality
 • Body Kanchrapara Municipality
13 m (43 ft)
 • Official Bengali, English, Hindi
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
743134, 743145
Telephone code +91 33
Vehicle registration WB
Lok Sabha constituency Barrackpore
Vidhan Sabha constituency Bijpur

Bijpur is a locality in Kanchrapara Municipality of North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA).[1]


Cities and towns in the northern portion of Barrackpore subdivision in North 24 Parganas district
M: municipal city/ town, CT: census town,
N: neighbourhood, OG: outgrowth
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly


Bijpur is located at 22°56′N 88°26′E / 22.93°N 88.43°E / 22.93; 88.43.[2] It has an average elevation of 13 metres (43 feet).

96% of the population of Barrackpore subdivision (partly presented in the map alongside) live in urban areas. In 2011, it had a density of population of 10,967 per km2 The subdivision has 16 municipalities and 24 census towns.[3]

For most of the cities/ towns information regarding density of population is available in the Infobox. Population data is not available for neighbourhoods. It is available for the entire municipal area and thereafter ward-wise.

All places marked on the map are linked in the full-screen map.

Police station

Bijpur police station under Barrackpore Police Commissionerate has jurisdiction over Kanchrapara and Halisahar municipal areas.[4][5][6]

Kolkata Urban Agglomeration

The following Municipalities, Census Towns and other locations in Barrackpore subdivision were part of Kolkata Urban Agglomeration in the 2011 census: Kanchrapara (M), Jetia (CT), Halisahar (M), Balibhara (CT), Naihati (M), Bhatpara (M), Kaugachhi (CT), Garshyamnagar (CT), Garulia (M), Ichhapur Defence Estate (CT), North Barrackpur (M), Barrackpur Cantonment (CB), Barrackpore (M), Jafarpur (CT), Ruiya (CT), Titagarh (M), Khardaha (M), Bandipur (CT), Panihati (M), Muragachha (CT) New Barrackpore (M), Chandpur (CT), Talbandha (CT), Patulia (CT), Kamarhati (M), Baranagar (M), South Dumdum (M), North Dumdum (M), Dum Dum (M), Noapara (CT), Babanpur (CT), Teghari (CT), Nanna (OG), Chakla (OG), Srotribati (OG) and Panpur (OG).[7]


Bhushan Steel, which had signed an agreement with West Bengal government for setting up a 2 million tonne integrated steel and power plant at Salanpur in Bardhaman district, was to set up a cold rolled unit at Bijpur. Covering 100 acres (0.40 km2) of land this project was to have a capacity of five lakh tons. It was cleared by West Bengal government on 22 August 2007.[8][9] In 2012, Bhusan Steel put the Salanpur project on hold because of non-availability of land and other problems.[10]


North 24 Parganas district has been identified as one of the areas where ground water is affected by arsenic contamination. In Bijpur Kanchrapara, there are few Nursing Homes, Polyclinics and Hospitals include Kanchrapara's Shibani Hospital and Halisahar's Naanna Hospital.[11]


  1. ^ "Kanchrapara Municipality". About us. KM. Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc – Bijpur
  3. ^ "District Statistical Handbook". North 24 Parganas 2013, Tables 2.1, 2.2, 2.4b. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  4. ^ "District Statistical Handbook". North 24 Parganas 2013, Tables 2.1, 2.2, 2.4b. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Barrackpore Police Commissionerate". List of Police Stations with telephone numbers. West Bengal Police. Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Police stations and Mouzas". Barrackpore sub division. Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 23 August 2007.
  7. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011" (PDF). Constituents of Urban Agglomeration Having Population Above 1 Lakh. Census of India 2011. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  8. ^ "WB cabinet clears industrial projects". NDTV profit. Press Trust of India. Retrieved 23 August 2007. [dead link]
  9. ^ "More industries in state cleared". The Statesman, 23 August 2007. Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 24 August 2007.
  10. ^ "Bhusan Steel's Bengal Plant Land in Acquisition Trouble". The Economic Times, 3 January 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  11. ^ "Groundwater Arsenic contamination in West Bengal-India (19 years study )". Groundwater arsenic contamination status of North 24-Parganas district, one of the nine arsenic affected districts of West Bengal-India. SOES. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 24 August 2007.
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