District at a glance

1.District description
Description
Unit
Particulars
Administrative set UP :
District Head Quarter:
Howrah
Sub-division
Number
2
Police Station
"
25+1(1 addl women PS)
Mouza
"
836
Municipal Corporation
"
1
Municipality
"
1
Block
"
14
Panchayat Samity
"
14
Gram Panchayat
"
157
Gram Sansad
"
2430
Area and Population:
Area
Sq.K.M.
1,467
Population
Number
48,50,029
Density of population
per sq. k.m
3,306
Percentage of population:
Male
Percent
51.56
Female
"
48.44
Rural
"
36.62
Urban
"
63.38
Climate:
Annual rainfall
mm.
1350 (approx)
Teparature Maximum
Degree Celsius
35
Teparature Minimum
"
8
Workers :
Total workers
Percent
37.52
Non-workers
"
62.48
Educational Institutions :
Primary
Number
2761
Middle
"
116
High
"
194
Higher Secondary
"
350
General College
"
17
University(Gen. & Tech.)
"
1
Literates: Male
Percent
77.69
Female
"
70.76
Total
"
74.33
Sub-division/C.D. Block/M
Area in Sq. K.M.
Population
Density per Sq. K.M.
P.C. of Population to district population
Sadar Sub-Division
467.79
2798239
5982
57.7
Bally Jagacha
27.96
209504
7493
4.32
Panchla
73.07
251930
3448
5.19
Sankrail
69.43
330828
4765
6.82
Domjur
104.16
377588
3625
7.79
Jagatballavpur
130.51
257941
1976
5.32
Bally Municipality
10.92
293373
26866
6.05
Howrah Municipal Corporation
51.74
1077075
20817
22.21
Uluberia Sub-Division
999.21
2051874
24833
42.38
Uluberia-I
103.38
214399
2074
4.43
Uluberia-II
69.87
191369
2739
3.95
Shyampur-I
138.05
205809
1491
4.25
Shyampur-II
106.96
195992
1832
4.05
Bagnan-I
86.67
223194
2575
4.61
Bagnan-II
86.65
164373
1897
3.39
Amta-I
123.91
223261
1802
4.61
Amta-II
141.33
208150
1473
4.30
Udaynarayanpur
109.80
190062
1731
3.93
Uluberia Municuipality
32.59
235265
7219
4.86
District Total (2011,Census)
1467.00
4841627
5507
100
District Total (2001,Census)
1467.00
4273099
2913
100
*Source: Census of India,2011
Sub-Division/C.D. Block/M
Scheduled castes
Scheduled Tribes
Male
Female
Total
Male
Female
Total
Sadar Sub-Division
161582
154609
316191
6227
5891
12118
Bally Jagacha
15849
14766
30615
946
877
1823
Panchla
22705
21770
44475
45
30
75
Sankrail
39303
37606
76909
639
630
1269
Domjur
32714
32488
65202
769
818
1587
Jagatballavpur
28911
27893
56804
1385
1292
2677
Bally Municipality
3811
3350
7161
708
640
1348
Howrah Municipal Corporation
18289
16736
35025
1735
1604
3339
Uluberia Sub-Division
205184
197027
402211
1532
1441
2973
Uluberia-I
24148
23323
47471
88
69
157
Uluberia-II
29265
28406
57671
47
33
80
Shyampur-I
19114
18386
37500
164
161
325
Shyampur-II
11785
11270
23055
55
54
109
Bagnan-I
16086
15389
31475
131
130
261
Bagnan-II
8768
8573
17341
398
395
793
Amta-I
33728
32318
66046
178
159
337
Amta-II
26058
24710
50768
154
128
282
Udaynarayanpur
20039
19364
39403
188
179
367
Uluberia Municuipality
16193
15288
31481
129
133
262
District Total:
367053
351898
718951
7761
7333
15094
Rural
207531
200284
407815
2075
1950
4025
Urban
159522
151614
321136
5686
5383
11069
*Source: Census of India,2011
Sub-Division/C.D. Block/M
Male
Female
Total
Sadar Sub-division
75.09
78.08
71.9
Bally Jagacha
79.41
82.49
76.13
Panchla
68.93
72.39
65.29
Sankrail
74.13
77.16
70.94
Domjur
72.29
74.82
69.66
Jagatballavpur
70.04
74.08
65.79
Bally Municipality
79.66
82.26
76.68
Howrah Municipal Corporation
81.19
83.39
78.79
Uluberia Sub-Division
71.08
75.2
66.74
Uluberia-I
66.82
70.67
62.82
Uluberia-II
67.6
71.6
63.44
Shyampur-I
70.17
74.72
65.46
Shyampur-II
70.96
75.15
66.57
Bagnan-I
74.28
77.75
70.6
Bagnan-II
73.02
76.91
68.89
Amta-I
72.37
76.83
67.68
Amta-II
72.16
76.89
67.13
Udaynarayanpur
72.89
77.77
67.72
Uluberia Municuipality
70.51
73.74
67.12
Name of the district head quarters
Coordinates
Howrah

Howrah is a relatively small district in West Bengal with an area of 1467 sq km. Howrah district lies between 22°48′ N and 22°12′ N latitudes and between 88°23′ E and 87°50′ E longitudes. The district is bounded by Hooghly River and districts of North 24 Parganas and South 24 Parganas on the east, on the north by the Hooghly district (Arambagh and Shrirampur sub-divisions) and on the south by Midnapore East district (Tamluk sub-division). On the west, Howrah district is bordered by Ghatal sub-division of Midnapore West district and partly by Arambagh sub-division of Hooghly district to the north-west and Tamluk sub-division of Midnapore East district to the south-west. Boundaries of the district are naturally determined by Rupnarayan River on west and south-west, and by Bhagirathi-Hooghly river on east and south-east side. On northern side, the boundary is an artificial one except for Bally Canal on north-east and Damodar River on north-west. Annual normal rainfall is 1461 milimeter per year. Annual maximum temperature varies between 32-39°C, whereas minimum temperature varies between 8-10°C.

According to the 2011 census, Howrah district has a population of 4,850,029 roughly equal to the nation of Singapore or the US state of Alabama. The district has a population density of 3,306 inhabitants per square kilometre (8,500 /sq mile). Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 13.31%. Howrah has a sex ratio of 939 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 83.31%.

The district consists of one Municipal Corporation, two Municipalities and 14 Blocks. Howrah Municipal Corporation is the second largest Urban Local Body (ULB) in the State next to Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC). It is the most urbanized and densely populated district and well connected with Kolkata at its two ends with Rabindra Setu and Vidyasagar Setu. Many small scale industries have sprung up in this area, providing livelihood to a large section of population residing in the district.

The district of Howrah has been a traditional hub of industrial infrastructure and skilled manpower in the small scale and tiny industrial sector and has played a pivotal role in the State’s economy due to which it was known as “Sheffield of the East”. Traditionally, Howrah had been a strong manufacturing base, particularly in the engineering and foundry sectors, and has over the years developed a number of clusters in the areas of lock making, shuttle cock, zari, jewellery etc. Prior to synthetic polo balls coming into the game, Howrah was known for its production of polo balls.


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