Taki (India)

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Taki
Town
Taki Road station
Taki Road station
Taki is located in West Bengal
Taki
Taki
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°35′N 88°55′E / 22.59°N 88.92°E / 22.59; 88.92Coordinates: 22°35′N 88°55′E / 22.59°N 88.92°E / 22.59; 88.92
Country  India
State West Bengal
District North 24 Parganas
Government
 • Body Nagar Palika
 • Municipality Chairman Somnath Mukhopadhaya[1]
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 38,263
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Basirhat
Vidhan Sabha constituency Basirhat Dakshin
Website north24parganas.nic.in

Taki is a town and a municipality under Hasnabad police station of Basirhat subdivision[3] in North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Geography

Taki is located at 22°35′N 88°55′E / 22.59°N 88.92°E / 22.59; 88.92.[4] It has an average elevation of 5 metres (16 feet) at the bank of Ichamati River.

Culture and education

There are a Library (Taki District Library) and a college named Taki Government College situated in Taki town. Few renowned schools, Taki Government High School, Taki S. L. Girls High School and Taki Bhabanath High School are there. among the oldest and of this town. Ramakrishna Mission also established a branch with School and hostel facilities in Taki.

Taki is known for its sweets called "Chhanar Malpoa". Other than local Kali Puja, Durga Puja etc. this place became a tourist picnic spot beside the Ichamati river due to the international border between India and Bangladesh.

Demographics

As of 2001 India census,[5] Taki had a population of 37,302. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Taki has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 73%, and female literacy is 61%. In Taki, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Healthcare

North 24 Parganas district has been identified as one of the areas where ground water is affected by arsenic contamination.There is also a Government hospital situated at Taki .[6]

Personalities

Independent India's first law minister Ashok Sen, General Shankar Roychoudhury and former minister Gautam Deb hailed from Taki.

Gallery

References

  1. ^ Official District Administration site
  2. ^ http://www.censusindia.gov.in/pca/SearchDetails.aspx?Id=341935
  3. ^ District-wise list of statutory towns
  4. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Taki
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ "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. 

External links

  • A site with information on Taki
  • Taki travel information
External video
Bijoya Dashami 2011 on the Ichhamati at Taki
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