Digha, North 24 Parganas

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Census Town
Digha is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Digha is located in India
Digha (India)
Coordinates: 22°45′19″N 88°31′29″E / 22.755326°N 88.524742°E / 22.755326; 88.524742Coordinates: 22°45′19″N 88°31′29″E / 22.755326°N 88.524742°E / 22.755326; 88.524742
Country  India
State West Bengal
District North 24 Parganas
 • Total 1.3969 km2 (0.5393 sq mi)
 • Total 8,159
 • Density 5,800/km2 (15,000/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Lok Sabha constituency Barasat
Website north24parganas.nic.in

Digha is a census town in Barasat I CD Block (Sub District) in Barasat Sadar subdivision in North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal.


Bamangachhi, Digha and Kulberia form a cluster of census towns. The entire cluster has a very high density of population. (See the infobox of each census town for density of population).[1]

Duttapukur police station has jurisdiction over Barasat I CD Block.[2]


As of 2011 India census, Digha had a population of 8,159; of this, 4,162 are male, 3,997 female.[3] It has an average literacy rate of 73.2%, lower than the national average of 74.04%.


As per District Census Handbook 2011, Digha covered an area of 1.3969 km2. It had 2 primary schools, the nearest middle school, secondary school and senior secondary school were 0.5 km away at Sikdarpukuria, and the nearest degree college was 7 km away at Barasat. The nearest dispensary/ health centre (without any bed) was available 1 km away.[4]


Digha is on National Highway 112 (Jessore Road).[5]

The railway station is at Duttapukur on the Sealdah-Bangaon line, which is part of the Kolkata Suburban Railway railway system, and is located nearby.[6][5]


There is a primary health centre at Duttapukur.[7].

North 24 Parganas district has been identified as one of the areas where ground water is affected by arsenic contamination.[8]

See also

Map of Barasat I CD Block on Page 393 of District Census Handbook.[1]


  1. ^ a b "District Census Handbook North Twenty Four Parganas, Census of India 2011, Series 20, Part XII A" (PDF). Page 393 -Map of Barasat I CD Block. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  2. ^ "North 24 Parganas Dist. Police". Know Your Police Station. District Police. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Primary census abstract data". Census of India. Retrieved 23 February 2014. (For census towns, select "urban" radio button, then select state, district and sub-district. A drop down list of towns well appear. Select the town.)
  4. ^ "District Census Handbook North Twenty Four Parganas, Census of India 2011, Series 20, Part XII A" (PDF). Section II Town Directory, Pages 781-783 Statement I: Growth History, Pages 799-803: Statement IV: Medical Facilities 2009, Pages 803-805 Section V: Educational, Recreational and Cultural Facilities. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  5. ^ a b Google maps
  6. ^ "33811 Sealdah Bangaon Local". Time Table. indiaeailinfo. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Health & Family Welfare Department". Health Statistics. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  8. ^ "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. Retrieved 2007-08-24.
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