Maheshtala

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Maheshtala
Neighbourhood in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Maheshtala Municipality
Maheshtala Municipality
Maheshtala is located in West Bengal
Maheshtala
Maheshtala
Location in West Bengal, India
Maheshtala is located in India
Maheshtala
Maheshtala
Maheshtala (India)
Coordinates: 22°30′43″N 88°15′04″E / 22.5120°N 88.2510°E / 22.5120; 88.2510Coordinates: 22°30′43″N 88°15′04″E / 22.5120°N 88.2510°E / 22.5120; 88.2510
Country  India
State West Bengal
District South 24 Parganas
City Kolkata
Established 1993; 25 years ago (1993)
Government
 • Type Chairman–Council
 • Body Maheshtala Municipality
Area
 • Total 44.18 km2 (17.06 sq mi)
Elevation 9 m (30 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 448,317
 • Density 10,000/km2 (26,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Bengali, Hindi, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 700018, 700066, 700139, 700140, 700141, 700142, 700143
Telephone code +91 33
Vehicle registration WB-01 to WB-10, WB-19, WB-20, WB-22, WB-22U
Lok Sabha constituency Diamond Harbour
Vidhan Sabha constituency Maheshtala
Website www.maheshtalamunicipality.org

Maheshtala is a city and a municipality of South 24 Parganas district in the Indian State of West Bengal. It is a neighbourhood in South West Kolkata. It is a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA)[1].

Geography

Maheshtala city is located at 22°30′43″N 88°15′04″E / 22.5120°N 88.2510°E / 22.5120; 88.2510. It has an average elevation of 9 metres (30 ft).

Demographics

As per 2011 Census of India, Maheshtala city had a total population of 448,317, of which 229,693 (51%) were males and 218,624 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 46,247. The total number of literates was 329,813 (82.03% of the population over 6 years).[2]

As of 2001 Census of India,[3] Maheshtala city had a total population of 389,214. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. It has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 74%, and female literacy is 63%. 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Economy

A London-based company has joined hands with a Bengali NRI to develop a mini township known as the Maheshtala project as a joint venture with the Maheshtala Municipality, for which 21.22 acres (85,900 m2) have been acquired near Nungi station. There will be 2,240 middle income group flats in 44 buildings. The company will improve the road infrastructure in the area.[4]

Transport

Train

The Kolkata Suburban Railway are connecting Sealdah with Budge Budge, along with Santoshpur, Akra and Nungi. Sealdah–Budge Budge line is under the jurisdiction of Eastern Railway zone.

References

  1. ^ "Census of India". District-wise list of stautory towns. Directorate of census operations, West Bengal. Archived from the original on 2007-08-09. Retrieved 2007-09-02. 
  2. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 27 April 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 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  4. ^ "London-NRI route to mini townships". The Statesman, 18 May 2007. Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-03. 
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