BANSBERIA

April 21, 2017

  • Geographical Coordinates: 22°58’12”N , 88°24’0”E

  • Population: 103,799

Bansberia is a small town, located in the Hooghly district of West Bengal. It is rich in its heritage and tradition and has a number of historical sites such as Hanseswari Temple and a Shrine, Zafar Khan Gazi Dargah which have been declared a national heritage under the Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958. Bansberia was the nerve centre of “Saptagram”, a port city, famous for its inland and foreign trades with Europe since the 17th Century. The word “Saptagram” means seven villages and includes Bansberia as one of them. Bansberia is situated on the western bank of the River Hooghly, a distributary of Ganga River, at an average altitude of 16.86 meters above the sea level.

Bodhgaya Nagar Panchayat is spread in an area of 9.07 sq km. divided into 22 electoral wards. The population density of the city is 11,445 persons per sq.km which is high in comparison to the population density of West Bengal (1028 persons per sq.km). The total slum population of Bansberia is 38,604 which is 37.19% of the total population.

The temperature of Bansberia ranges from 39

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