Hingalganj, North 24 Parganas

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Census Town
Hingalganj is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Hingalganj is located in India
Hingalganj (India)
Coordinates: 22°28′15″N 88°59′00″E / 22.470803°N 88.983346°E / 22.470803; 88.983346Coordinates: 22°28′15″N 88°59′00″E / 22.470803°N 88.983346°E / 22.470803; 88.983346
Country  India
State West Bengal
District North 24 Parganas
Population (2011)
 • Total 8,179
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 743435 (Hingalganj)
Telephone/STD code 03217
Lok Sabha constituency Basirhat
Vidhan Sabha constituency Hingalganj
Website north24parganas.nic.in

Hingalganj is a census town in Hingalganj CD Block in Basirhat subdivision of North 24 Parganas district in the state of West Bengal, India.


The name Hingalganj came after the name of Tillman Henkel, district judge and magistrate in Jessore district from 1781. He developed the settlement there.[1]

Police station

Hingalganj police station serves a population of 112,941. It has jurisdiction over Hingalganj CD Block.[2]


... Hingalganj, a block headquarters some 100 km from Calcutta. A ribbon-like road threads through the tree-clad villages on this island in the Sunderbans delta, empty of traffic except for an occasional motorcycle-driven cart laden with passengers, the lone local transport. At midday, the only sound you hear is the chirping of invisible crickets. Hingalganj, clearly, looks idyllic.

Suddenly, an armed Border Security Force squad emerges from a roadside bamboo grove. Further on, near what looks like a village square, another group of border guards marches by, fingers on the triggers of the guns hanging from their shoulders. In front of the local police station, a constable stands guard with an automatic rifle, an unusual sight in a rural police station in West Bengal.

But then, Hingalganj is not just another rural town in Bengal. Perched on India’s border with Bangladesh, Hingalganj, in North 24 Parganas district, is now a gateway to terror, a place the security forces and intelligence agents are keeping a sharp eye on.

- The Telegraph, 3 September 2006[3]

CD Block HQ

The headquarters of Hingalganj CD Block are located at Hingalganj.[4]


As per the 2011 Census of India, Hingalganj town had a total population of 8,179, of which 4,129 (50%) were males and 4,050 (50%) were females. Population below 6 years was 812. The total number of literates in Hingalganj was 5,503 (74.70% of the population over 6 years).[5]


This is what a two-wheeler rider wrote after a visit to the area in 2014: “Hasnabad is a border town (with Bangladesh) and also the last significant town in the area. Vigil is very high. Any one travelling to that area is advised to have at least one photo ID proof so that could be showed to the BSF. After crossing the Ichhamati River, it’s a 15 odd kms ride to Hingalganj – a small sleepy place of around 5 sq kms. Road is not wide but save 1 km, is a pleasure to ride.”[6]


Hingalganj Mahavidyalaya was established at Hingalganj in 2005. It is a co-educational institution affiliated with the West Bengal State University and offers honours courses in Bengali, English, Sanskrit, geography and education, and a general course in arts.[7][8]

Hingalganj High School is a Bengali-medium co-educational school. It was established in 1948. It has arrangements for teaching from Class VI to XII.[9]


Hingalganj has a primary health centre with 6 beds.[10]


  1. ^ Mondal, Bikash. "Different Issues in Boarder Area of Sundarban Deltaic Rural Area with Special References to Hingalgaj Block, North 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India" (PDF). International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  2. ^ "North 24 Parganas Dist. Police". Know Your Police Station. District Police. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Bengal, the new terror hub, Police recognise the threat to Calcutta". The Telegraph, 3 September 2006. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  4. ^ "District Census Handbook North Twenty Four Parganas, Census of India 2011, Series 20, Part XII A" (PDF). Map of North Twenty Four Parganas with CD Block HQs and Police Stations (on the fifth page). Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  5. ^ "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  6. ^ "My ride to Hemnagar, Sundarbans, where the forest meet the rivers". XBHP. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Hingalganj Mahavidyalaya". HM. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Hingalganj Mahaviyalaya". College Admission. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Hingalgabj High School (HS)". ICBSE. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Health & Family Welfare Department". Health Statistics. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
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