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Census Town
Shibalaya is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Shibalaya is located in India
Shibalaya (India)
Coordinates: 22°47′00″N 88°31′10″E / 22.783326°N 88.519542°E / 22.783326; 88.519542Coordinates: 22°47′00″N 88°31′10″E / 22.783326°N 88.519542°E / 22.783326; 88.519542
Country  India
State West Bengal
District North 24 Parganas
 • Total 2.1214 km2 (0.8191 sq mi)
 • Total 5,830
 • Density 2,700/km2 (7,100/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Lok Sabha constituency Barasat

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


Duttapukur, Shibalaya, Chandrapur, Gangapur, Chatta Baria and Joypul form a cluster of census towns in the northern part of the CD Block. 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, Shibalaya had a population of 5,830; of this, 3,003 are male, 2,827 female.[3] It has an average literacy rate of 81.68%, higher than the national average of 74.04%.


As per District Census Handbook 2011, Shibalaya covered an area of 2.1214 km2. It had 1 primary school, the nearest middle school, secondary school and senior secondary were 1 km away at Kashimpur. The nearest degree college was 10 km away at Barasat. The nearest hospital was available 4 km away and the nearest dispensary/ health centre (without any bed) was 1 km away.[4]


The Golabari-Nilganj Road links Shibalaya to both National Highway 112 (Jessore Road) and National Highway 12 (old number NH 34).[5]

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


There is a primary health centre at Duttapukur.[7] For other medical facilities in the area see Barasat Sadar subdivision.

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. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-08-24.
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