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Howrah
Howrah
or Haora (/ˈhaʊrə/) is an industrial city in West Bengal, India, that has developed into an urban agglomeration, alongside its twin city Kolkata, as the Kolkata
Kolkata
metropolitan area. Howrah
Howrah
is located on the west bank of the Hooghly River, and is the headquarters of the district, and of the Howrah Sadar subdivision
Howrah Sadar subdivision
of the district. It is the second largest city in West Bengal
West Bengal
after Kolkata.[citation needed] Howrah
Howrah
is famous for hosting one of the busiest train stations in India, as well as for the four bridges that connect it to Kolkata. Howrah
Howrah
is currently the location of the Government of West Bengal state secretariat and the Chief Minister's Office.[citation needed]

Contents

1 Geography 2 Etymology 3 History 4 Demographics 5 Industry 6 Civic administration 7 Transport

7.1 Rail 7.2 Bridges 7.3 Roads

8 Neighbourhoods and places of interest 9 Education 10 Notable residents 11 Gallery 12 See also 13 Footnotes 14 References 15 Bibliography 16 External links

Geography[edit] Howrah
Howrah
is located at 22°35′N 88°19′E / 22.59°N 88.31°E / 22.59; 88.31.[3] It has an average elevation of 12 metres (39 feet) Etymology[edit] The name came from the word Haor—Bengali word for a fluvial swampy lake, which is sedimentologically a depression where water, mud and organic debris accumulate.[citation needed] The word itself was rather used in eastern part of Bengal
Bengal
(now Bangladesh), as compared to the western part (now West Bengal).[4] History[edit] The history of the city of Howrah
Howrah
dates back over 500 years, but the district is situated in an area historically occupied by the ancient Bengali kingdom of Bhurshut. Venetian explorer Cesare Federici, who travelled in India during 1565–79, mentioned a place called Buttor in his journal circa 1578.[5] As per his description, this was a location into which large ships could travel (presumably the Hoogli River) and perhaps a commercial port.[5] This place is identifiable with the modern day neighbourhood of Bator.[5] Bator was also mentioned in the Bengali poetry Manasamangal written by Bipradas Pipilai in 1495.[6] In 1713, the Bengal
Bengal
Council of the British East India Company, on the accession of the Emperor Farrukhsiyar, grandson of Aurangzeb, to the throne of Delhi, sent a deputation to him with a petition for a settlement of five villages on west bank of Hooghly river
Hooghly river
along with thirty-three villages on the east bank.[7] The list of villages appeared in the Consultation Book of the Council dated 4 May 1714. The five villages on the west bank on Hooghly river
Hooghly river
were: 'Salica' (Salkia), 'Harirah' (Howrah), 'Cassundeah' (Kasundia), 'Ramkrishnopoor' (Ramkrishnapur), and 'Battar' (Bator): all identifiable with localities of modern-day Howrah
Howrah
city.[8] The deputation was successful except for these five villages.[8] By 1728, most of the present-day Howrah district
Howrah district
was part of either of the two zamindaris: Burdwan or Muhammand Aminpur.[8] After Battle of Plassey, as per the treaty signed with the Nawab of Bengal, Mir Qasim, on 11 October 1760, Howrah district
Howrah district
(then part of Burdwan) came under control of East India Company.[9] In 1787, the Hooghly district
Hooghly district
was formed, and till 1819, the whole of the present day Howrah
Howrah
district was added to it.[10] The Howrah district
Howrah district
was separated from the Hooghly district
Hooghly district
in 1843.[11] By 1914 almost every major city in India was served by the Railways and the increased demand for its rolling stocks and repair works resulted in the establishment of railway workshop in Howrah. The light engineering industry grew up after 1914.[12] This industrial boom continued throughout the second world war and brought with it rapid urbanisation phase in unplanned manner creating slums near the industrial establishments.Today, Howrah
Howrah
is famous for Howrah
Howrah
Station and Howrah
Howrah
Bridge. Demographics[edit] As of 2011[update] Indian census, Howrah
Howrah
had a population of 1,077,075 with 244,135 households.[1] [note 1] In the 1896 census of British India, Howrah
Howrah
had a population of 84,069, which grew up to 157,594 in the 1901 census.[13][14] This rapid growth was due to abundance of job opportunities, which effected in a 100% increase in male population during this period, whereas the female population grew up only by 60%.[13]

Howrah
Howrah
town population by year[14][note 2]

Year Population % increase Males Females

1896 84,069

1901 157,594

99,904 57,690

1911 179,006 13.59 114,566 64,440

1921 195,301 9.10 128,472 66,829

1931 224,873 15.14 145,120 79,753

1941 379,292 68.67 246,959 132,333

1951 433,630 14.33 268,412 165,218

1961 532,692 22.84 325,493 207,199

1971 737,877 38.52 439,457 298,420

1981 744,429 0.89 421,636 322,793

1991 950,435 27.67 528,396 422,039

2001 1,007,532 6.01 547,068 460,464

2011[1] 1,077,075

561,220 515,855

Industry[edit] Burn Standard Company
Burn Standard Company
(BSCL, established in 1781), a major company in heavy engineering industry, which is now part of Bharat Bhari Udyog Nigam Limited (BBUNL), has its oldest manufacturing unit located in Howrah.[15] In 1823, Bishop Reginald Heber
Reginald Heber
described Howrah
Howrah
as the place "chiefly inhabited by shipbuilders".[16] The Howrah
Howrah
plant of Shalimar Paints (established in 1902) was the first large-scale paint manufacturing plant to be set up not only in India but in entire South East Asia.[17] Jute industry suffered during the Partition of Bengal
Bengal
(1947), when the larger jute production area became part of East Pakistan
East Pakistan
(now Bangladesh). The foundry industry saw a decline in demand due to growth in steel industry. Often termed as Sheffield of the East, Howrah
Howrah
is known today as an engineering hub, mainly in the area of light engineering industry. There are small engineering firms all over Howrah, particularly around Belilios Road area near Howrah
Howrah
station.[18] Even though it is the second largest city in the state, it did not undertake appropriate infrastructure development in the last century. As a result, Howrah
Howrah
is continuing to face its perennial problems like traffic congestion, population explosion and pollution. The ratio of roadspace to the population is too low in this city, even comparatively smaller towns like Baharampur
Baharampur
enjoy a better ratio. The emigrant labour force from the rest of the state's rural areas and neighbouring states take refuge in the cheaper quarters in Howrah, bringing the already poor infrastructure to the brink of collapse. Many times such migrations reduce a locality to a poor-infrastructure slum. The name of the novel City of Joy, which has been often the name the Kolkata
Kolkata
metropolis been called, is actually based on one such slum of Howrah. However, recently, work has been done on broadening the national highways and several towns roads. These activities are expected to help in improvement of traffic conditions. Of late, Howrah
Howrah
has seen a lot of new industrial proposals like the Kona Truck Terminus, Kolkata West International City and relocation of the old smoky foundry plants. Civic administration[edit] Howrah
Howrah
Municipality
Municipality
was established in 1862.[19] From 1896, it started supplying filter water across the city.[20] During 1882-83, Bally Municipality
Municipality
was formed separating it out from Howrah.[13] As per the Howrah Municipal Corporation
Howrah Municipal Corporation
Act of 1980, Howrah
Howrah
became a municipal corporation,[21] in 1984. The corporation area is divided into fifty wards, each of which elects a councillor.[22] The Mayor-in-council, which is led by Mayor and supported by Commissioner and officers, is responsible for administration of the corporation area.[22] As of August 2015, the Trinamool Congress
Trinamool Congress
is controlling the municipal board. The Howrah Police Commissionerate is responsible for law enforcement in the city.

Transport[edit] Howrah
Howrah
can be accessed from its many rail links, as well as its transport connections to Kolkata. Apart from the bridges connecting the cities, there are also ferry services between various jetties. Rail[edit]

Howrah
Howrah
Station

Howrah station
Howrah station
is a major railway station serving Howrah, Kolkata
Kolkata
and the neighbouring districts. It was established in 1854 when railway line was constructed here, connecting it to the coalfields of the Bardhaman. [ Howrah
Howrah
Station]] serves as a terminal for two railway zones of India: the Eastern Railway and the South Eastern Railway, and it is connected to most of the major cities of India. It is also part of the Kolkata
Kolkata
Suburban Railway and suburban trains connecting various stations of the districts of Howrah, Hooghly, Bardhaman, East Midnapore
Midnapore
and West Midnapore. Within Howrah
Howrah
city, there are six other stations: Tikiapara, Dasnagar, Ramrajatala, Santragachhi, Padmapukur and Shalimar Station, all serving the South Eastern Railway.[23] The first station after Howrah
Howrah
terminus that serves the Eastern Railway is Liluah, which is located in the municipal area of Bally.[23] Tikiapara, Dasnagar, Ramrajatala
Ramrajatala
and Padmapukur are smaller stations of suburban railway. Santragachhi
Santragachhi
is a railway junction. Shalimar Station
Shalimar Station
served as a terminus for goods trains and hosted a rail yard since its inception in 1883. In recent years, it has been brought into the network of passenger train stations to reduce pressure on Howrah
Howrah
station. Apart from suburban trains, few long-distance trains have been introduced or moved over here (from Howrah
Howrah
station). Bridges[edit]

Howrah
Howrah
Bridge

Howrah
Howrah
and Kolkata
Kolkata
are separated by the Hooghli River, and connected by four bridges on the river Ganges, these being the Howrah
Howrah
Bridge (also known as Rabindra Setu), the Vidyasagar Setu
Vidyasagar Setu
(also known as the second Hooghly Bridge), the Vivekananda Setu
Vivekananda Setu
(also known as Bally Bridge), the Nivedita Setu
Nivedita Setu
(also known as Second Vivekananda Setu). The cantilever bridge Howrah Bridge
Howrah Bridge
and the cable-stayed bridge Vidyasagar Setu
Vidyasagar Setu
are counted among the longest bridges in the world within their types.[24] Also, between various jetties in Howrah
Howrah
and Kolkata, there are ferry services available, which was introduced in the 1970s.[23] The jetties on Howrah
Howrah
side are at Howrah
Howrah
Station, Ramkrishnapur, Shibpur, Shalimar, Bandhaghat and Nazirganj. Roads[edit] Total road length in Howrah
Howrah
is approximately 300 km.[25] One of the most important road is the Grand Trunk Road
Grand Trunk Road
which starts from Indian Botanical Gardens
Indian Botanical Gardens
in Howrah. This road was built by the Public Works Department of the British administration.[26] Work started on it in 1804 to add this connector to the main branch of the road near Chandannagar.[26] Operational from the 1990s, the roads connecting to Vidyasagar Setu
Vidyasagar Setu
from various locations have added up to the roadspace of Howrah. The most important one is 8 km long Kona Expressway, which was built by Kolkata
Kolkata
Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA).[27] This road serves as a connector of Kolkata
Kolkata
(via Vidyasagar Setu) to National Highway 2 (India)
National Highway 2 (India)
(NH 2) and hence is part of Golden Quadrilateral project.[28] At Nibra
Nibra
town of the Howrah
Howrah
district, Kona Expressway joins with National Highway 6 (India)
National Highway 6 (India)
(NH 6) as well.[27] Along with Diamond Harbour
Diamond Harbour
Road, this erstwhile State Highway forms the 133 km long National Highway 117 (India)
National Highway 117 (India)
(NH 117), connecting NH 6 to the coastal town of Bakkhali.[29] The Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways accorded National Highway status to these two roads, which formed NH-117 together. However, due to land acquisition issues, National Highway Authority of India
National Highway Authority of India
(NHAI) has declared their plan to return these two roads to state government, also pointing out to the heavy traffic on Diamond Harbour
Diamond Harbour
Road and to the existence of multitude of underground utilities there.[30] Two national highways—NH 2 and NH 6—are connected to Vidyasagar Setu via Kona Expressway. One endpoint of the Grand Trunk Road
Grand Trunk Road
is at the Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden[31] here, where the Great Banyan tree stands. Neighbourhoods and places of interest[edit]

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Howrah.

See also: Category:Neighbourhoods of Howrah Shibpur
Shibpur
is a neighbourhood in south Howrah, near Vidyasagar Setu. Through the centuries it has been synonymous with the Great Banyan tree. The Great Banyan
The Great Banyan
tree boasts of having the largest canopy in the world. It continues to grow and covers many city blocks and looks like a forest all by itself. The British established the Indian Botanical Gardens in 1786 between the Great Banyan tree and the Hoogly River. Here there is one end of the Grand Trunk Road. The Bengal
Bengal
Engineering and Science University, Shibpur
Shibpur
is the second oldest engineering university in India. There is a famous Rama
Rama
Temple in Ramrajatala
Ramrajatala
area, where Rama
Rama
is worshiped for 4 months, starting from Rama
Rama
Navami to the last Sunday of the month of Shravana. A big fair is held every year on the last day of worship. Located near Santragachi Railway Station, the Santragachhi
Santragachhi
Jheel is a large lake that attracts migratory birds during winter. The lesser whistling duck is the most dominant species visible here.[32] Forest Ministry of the State Government of West Bengal
West Bengal
intends to convert the lake to a 'wildlife conservation centre'.[33] Belur Math
Belur Math
is the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, founded by Swami Vivekananda, a chief disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. It is located on the west bank of Hooghly River, Belur, West Bengal, India and is one of the significant institutions in Calcutta. Education[edit] See also: Category:Education in Howrah

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Howrah's schools are either run state government or by private institutions. The medium of instruction is Bengali, English or Hindi. Schools are affiliated to the West Bengal
West Bengal
Board of Secondary Education, the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE), National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).[citation needed] The Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur
Shibpur
is a public engineering and research institution. It is the second oldest engineering institution in India, and is an Indian institute of national importance.[citation needed] The famous college Ramakrishna Mission
Ramakrishna Mission
Vidyamandir is situated in Belur.[citation needed] Currently it has ranked 9th in the list of colleges in India by MHRD.[citation needed] In Howrah, there is also the oldest running Government Institution naming Howrah
Howrah
Zilla School.[citation needed] This institution was established in the year of 1845.[citation needed] Notable residents[edit] See also: Category:People from Howrah
Howrah
and Category:People from Howrah district

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Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
- Novelist Sarat Chandra Chatterjee
Sarat Chandra Chatterjee
- Novelist Mahesh Chandra Nyayratna Bhattacharyya - Social Worker, Scholar Narayan Debnath
Narayan Debnath
- Artist, Comic Writer Chhanda Gayen
Chhanda Gayen
- Mountaineer Mani Shankar Mukherjee
Mani Shankar Mukherjee
- Writer Suniti Kumar Chatterji
Suniti Kumar Chatterji
- Educationalist Rabin Mondal- Artist Tulsi Chakrabarti
Tulsi Chakrabarti
- Actor Sisir Bhaduri
Sisir Bhaduri
- Actor Rudranil Ghosh - Actor Kanan Devi
Kanan Devi
- Actress Purnendu Patri - Artist, writer & Filmmaker Mahendralal Sarkar
Mahendralal Sarkar
- Doctor Manoj Tiwary
Manoj Tiwary
- Cricketer Shyama Shaw - Cricketer Shreevats Goswami - Cricketer Laxmi Ratan Shukla - Cricketer Sudip Chatterjee - Footballer Bikash Panji - Footballer Satyajit Chatterjee - Footballer Sailen Manna
Sailen Manna
- Footballer Samar Banerjee - Footballer Hiran Chatterjee-Actor, Singer.

Gallery[edit]

Howrah Municipal Corporation
Howrah Municipal Corporation
Supermarket

Kadamtala

Ambuja Cements Limited

Belur Math, headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission

The Great Banyan
The Great Banyan
tree

Rampuja at Ramrajtala

Sri Ramkrishna Mandir at North Bantra, Howrah

A bus in Tikiapara

Shalimar Railway Station

Kona Expressway
Kona Expressway
- Sibpur

Second Hooghly Bridge (Vidyasagar Setu)

Howrah Bridge
Howrah Bridge
(Rabindra Setu)

Howrah
Howrah
Bridge

Howrah
Howrah
Railway Station

Howrah
Howrah
Head Post Office- 711101

Nabanna H.R.B.C Building

Howrah Municipal Corporation
Howrah Municipal Corporation
Head Office

12302 Howrah Rajdhani Express
Howrah Rajdhani Express
(HWH to NDLS) at Howrah
Howrah
Station

Howrah Municipal Corporation
Howrah Municipal Corporation
Stadium

See also[edit]

Howrah
Howrah
Bridge Howrah
Howrah
Junction railway station Howrah
Howrah
Police Commissionerate

Footnotes[edit]

^ Census
Census
data of Howrah
Howrah
can be difficult to compare as the city is sometimes grouped together with the Kolkata
Kolkata
and other settlements as the Kolkata
Kolkata
metropolitan area. Further care needs to taken to distinguish Howrah
Howrah
town from Howrah
Howrah
district. ^ Note that Howrah
Howrah
town census area was not stable until 1981

References[edit]

^ a b c "Primary Census
Census
Abstract Data Tables - West Bengal
West Bengal
- DDW_PCA1915_2011_MDDS with UI". Census
Census
of India. Office of the Registrar General & Census
Census
Commissioner, India. Retrieved 3 April 2018.  ^ " Howrah
Howrah
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Commissioner, India. The Registrar General & Census
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to lose NH tag". The Times of India. Retrieved 31 December 2008.  ^ http://www.bsienvis.nic.in/PDF/Newsletter%2015(1).pdf ^ Suchetana Haldar (15 December 2006). "Birds of many feathers flock to Santragachi". Indian Express. Retrieved 6 January 2009.  ^ "Protected Area Update: News and Information from protected areas in India and South Asia". Wildlife Institute of India. February 2005. Archived from the original (DOC) on 10 April 2009. Retrieved 6 January 2009. 

Bibliography[edit]

Donald Frederick Lach (1977). Asia in the Making of Europe. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 0-226-46731-7. Retrieved 28 December 2008.  Samita Sen (1999). Women and Labour in Late Colonial India: The Bengal Jute Industry. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-45363-1. Retrieved 29 December 2008.  Mark Holmström (1984). Industry and Inequality: The Social Anthropology of Indian Labour. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-26745-5. Retrieved 29 December 2008.  O'Malley, L. S. S.; Chakravarti, Monmohan (1909). " Bengal
Bengal
District Gazetteers: Howrah". Bengal
Bengal
Secretariat Book Depot. .

External links[edit]

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Site Satellite View of Howrah A Complete and Useful Site for all Day to Day and other important Information in and around Howrah Charitable organisation working with street and slum children in Howrah
Howrah
(The Hope Foundation)

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Howrah
District

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Howrah
Howrah
Sadar subdivision

Amta Andul Ankurhati Argari Bally, Howrah Bally, Bally-Jagachha Bankra Banupur Beldubi Bhandardaha Bhattanagar Bikihakola Bipra Noapara Chakapara Chamrail Dakshin Jhapardaha Dhuilya Domjur Eksara Gabberia Hatgachha Howrah Jagadishpur Jagatballavpur Jala Kendua Jhorhat Kalara Kantlia Kesabpur Khalia Khantora Mahiari Makardaha Manikpur Mansinhapur Nalpur Natibpur Nibra Panchla Panchpara Paniara Podara Raghudebbati Ramchandrapur Sahapur Salap Sankrail Sarenga Tentulkuli

Uluberia
Uluberia
subdivision

Bagnan Balaram Pota Khalor Naupala Samta Santoshpur Uttar Pirpur Uluberia

Locations other than cities and towns

Belur Betor Gadiara Ghoshpara Bally Jagacha Liluah Munsirhat Ramrajatala Santragachhi Shibpur

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I Habra
Habra
II Haldia Haldibari Hanskhali Hariharpara Haringhata Haripal Harirampur Harishchandrapur I Harishchandrapur II Haroa Hasnabad Hemtabad Hili Hingalganj Hirbandh Hura I Ilambazar Indas Indpur Islampur Itahar J Jagatballavpur Jalangi Jalpaiguri Jamalpur Jamboni Jamuria Jangipara Jaynagar I Jaynagar II Jhalda
Jhalda
I Jhalda
Jhalda
II Jhargram Jorebunglow Sukhiapokhri Joypur, Bankura Joypur, Purulia K Kakdwip Kalchini Kaliachak I Kaliachak II Kaliachak III Kaliaganj Kaliganj Kalimpong
Kalimpong
I Kalimpong
Kalimpong
II Kalna I Kalna II Kandi Kanksa Karandighi Karimpur I Karimpur II Kashipur Katwa
Katwa
I Katwa
Katwa
II Keshiari Keshpur Ketugram I Ketugram II Khanakul I Khanakul II Khandaghosh Kharagpur I Kharagpur II Khargram Kharibari Khatra Khejuri I Khejuri II Khoyrasole Kolaghat Kotulpur Krishnaganj Krishnanagar I Krishnanagar II Kulpi Kultali Kumarganj Kumargram Kurseong Kushmandi L Labpur Lalgola M Madarihat-Birpara Magrahat I Magrahat II Mahisadal Mal Manbazar I Manbazar II Mandirbazar Manikchak Manteswar Mathabhanga
Mathabhanga
I Mathabhanga
Mathabhanga
II Mathurapur I Mathurapur II Matiali Matigara Maynaguri Mayureswar I Mayureswar II Mejia Mekhliganj Memari
Memari
I Memari
Memari
II Midnapore
Midnapore
Sadar Minakhan Mirik Mohammad Bazar Mohanpur Mongalkote Moyna Murarai I Murarai II Murshidabad-Jiaganj N Nabadwip Nabagram Nagrakata Nakashipara Nalhati
Nalhati
I Nalhati
Nalhati
II Namkhana Nandakumar Nandigram I Nandigram II Nanoor Naoda Narayangarh Naxalbari Nayagram Neturia O Old Malda Onda P Panchla Pandabeswar Pandua Panskura Para Patashpur I Patashpur II Patharpratima Patrasayer Phansidewa Pingla Polba-Dadpur Puncha Purbasthali I Purbasthali II Pursurah Purulia
Purulia
I Purulia
Purulia
II R Raghunathganj I Raghunathganj II Raghunathpur I Raghunathpur II Raiganj Raina I Raina II Raipur Rajarhat Rajganj Rajnagar Ramnagar I Ramnagar II Rampurhat
Rampurhat
I Rampurhat
Rampurhat
II Ranaghat
Ranaghat
I Ranaghat
Ranaghat
II Rangli Rangliot Ranibandh Raniganj Raninagar I Raninagar II Ratua I Ratua II S Sabang Sagar Sagardighi Sahid Matangini Sainthia Salanpur Salboni Saltora Samserganj Sandeshkhali I Sandeshkhali II Sankrail, Howrah Sankrail, Paschim Medinipur Santipur Santuri Sarenga Shyampur I Shyampur II Simlapal Singur Sitai Sitalkuchi Sonamukhi Sonarpur Sreerampur-Uttarpara Suri I Suri II Sutahata Suti I Suti II Swarupnagar T Taldangra Tamluk Tapan Tarakeswar Tehatta I Tehatta II Thakurpukur Mahestala Tufanganj
Tufanganj
I Tufanganj
Tufanganj
II U Udaynarayanpur Uluberia
Uluberia
I Uluberia
Uluberia
II

See also

List of cities in West Bengal
West Bengal
by population

Similar to Tehsils in many states of India

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Neighbourhoods in Kolkata

KMC

Alipore Anandapur B.B.D. Bagh Badartala Bagbazar Baghajatin Baishnabghata Patuli Township Ballygunge Bansdroni Bantala Barisha Bartala Behala Belgachia Beniapukur Bhowanipore Bowbazar Bow Barracks Brahmapur Burrabazar Burtolla Chak Garia Charu Market Chetla Chitpur Chowringhee Cossipore Dhakuria Dhapa Dharmatala Ekbalpur Entally Esplanade Garden Reach Garfa Garia Golf Green Haltu Haridevpur Hastings Hatibagan Jadavpur Janbazar Jodhpur Park Jorabagan Jorasanko Kalighat Kankurgachi Kasba Kidderpore Kudghat Kumortuli Lake Gardens Lalbazar Lansdowne Maniktala Mukundapur Naktala Narkeldanga Nandi Bagan Netaji Nagar New Alipore New Garia Panchasayar Park Circus Parnasree Pally Pathuriaghata Phoolbagan Picnic Garden Posta Rajabagan Rajabazar Ranikuthi Regent Park Santoshpur Sarsuna Sealdah Shyambazar Shyampukur Shobhabazar Sinthee Sonagachi Survey Park Tala Taltala Tangra Taratala Thakurpukur Tiljala Tiretta Bazar Tollygunge Topsia Ultadanga Watgunge

KMDA

Baguiati Baidyabati Bally Bangur Avenue Bansberia Baranagar Barrackpore Barasat Batanagar Belur Bhadreswar Birati Budge Budge Chandannagar Dakshineswar Dankuni Dum Dum Durganagar Garulia Halisahar Howrah Hugli-Chuchura Jaynagar Majilpur Joka Kalyani Kamarhati Kanchrapara Kestopur Khardaha
Khardaha
(Rahara) Konnagar Lake Town Madhyamgram Nagerbazar Narendrapur New Barrackpur North Barrackpur North Dumdum Nungi Panihati Pujali Rajarhat
Rajarhat
(New Town) Rishra Salt Lake Serampore Sodepur Sonarpur South Dumdum Titagarh Uluberia Uttarpara

Streets of Kolkata Kolkata
Kolkata
topics Template: Kolkata
Kolkata
Municipal Corporation wards West Bengal
West Bengal
portal

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Howrah district
Howrah district
topics

General

Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur Howrah Municipal Corporation
Howrah Municipal Corporation
Stadium Belur Math Madangopal Jiu Temple Sarat Chandra Kuthi

Subdivisions

Howrah
Howrah
Sadar Uluberia

Territories

Bhurshut Gauda

Municipal corporations and municipalities

Bally Howrah Uluberia

Community development blocks

Howrah
Howrah
Sadar subdivision

Bally Jagachha Domjur Panchla Sankrail Jagatballavpur

Uluberia
Uluberia
subdivision

Uluberia
Uluberia
I Uluberia
Uluberia
II Amta
Amta
I Amta
Amta
II Udaynarayanpur Bagnan
Bagnan
I Bagnan
Bagnan
II Shyampur I Shyampur II

Rivers

Damodar Hooghly Rupnarayan Saraswati – dried up

Transport

NH 6 NH 117 Grand Trunk Road Martin's Light Railways East Indian Railway Company Eastern Railway zone South Eastern Railway zone Kolkata
Kolkata
Suburban Railway Howrah–Delhi main line Howrah– Bardhaman
Bardhaman
main line Howrah– Bardhaman
Bardhaman
chord Howrah
Howrah
Bridge Vidyasagar Setu

Railway stations

Abada Howrah Liluah Santragachi Shalimar Tikiapara Uluberia

Institutes of higher learning

Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur Seacom Engineering College

Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
constituencies

Howrah Uluberia Sreerampur - partially

Vidhan Sabha
Vidhan Sabha
constituencies

Bally Howrah
Howrah
Uttar Howrah
Howrah
Madhya Shibpur Howrah
Howrah
Dakshin Sankrail Panchla Uluberia
Uluberia
Purba Uluberia
Uluberia
Uttar Uluberia
Uluberia
Dakshin Shyampur Bagnan Amta Udaynarayanpur Jagatballavpur Domjur

Former Vidhan Sabha
Vidhan Sabha
constituencies

Kalyanpur

See also

Cities, towns and locations in Howrah
Howrah
district People from Howrah
Howrah
district Damodar Valley

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