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Baranagar

Baranagore
City
Clockwise from top left: Baranagore Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama High School; Indian Statistical Institute; Kuthi ghat; Belghoria Expressway; Kripamayee Kali Temple
Clockwise from top left: Baranagore Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama High School; Indian Statistical Institute; Kuthi ghat; Belghoria Expressway; Kripamayee Kali Temple
Etymology: Bengali: বরাহনগর ("city of hogs")
Country  India
State West Bengal
District North 24 Parganas
Region Greater Kolkata
Metro Station Noapara and Baranagar(under construction)
Established 1869; 152 years ago (1869)
Government
 • Type Municipality
 • Body Baranagar Municipality
Area
 • Total 7.12 km2 (2.75 sq mi)
Elevation
12 m (39 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total 245,313
 • Rank 19th (in West Bengal)
187th (in India)
 • Density 34,454/km2 (89,240/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
700035, 700036, 700090, 700108
Telephone code +91 33
Vehicle registration WB-23, WB-24, WB-25, WB-26
Lok Sabha constituency Dum Dum
Vidhan Sabha constituency Baranagar

Baranagar or Baranagore is a city and municipality of North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is situated in the region of Greater Kolkata and therefore is a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA).

It is home to the Indian Statistical Institute, an institution of national importance devoted to the research, teaching and application of statistics, natural sciences and social sciences. Baranagore Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama High School is one of the oldest and renowned schools in Baranagar and North 24 Parganas.

Baranagar is a major industrial centre for the manufacture of agricultural and industrial machinery, chemicals, castor oil, and matches; there are also numerous cotton-processing companies.

Etymology

Pronunciation of Baranagar in Bengali

The word Baranagar derives from the Bengali term Barahanagore (Bengali: বরাহনগর), meaning "City of the Hogs". (বরাহ: hog, নগর: city)

Streynsham Master who visited the area in 1676 spoke of the hog factory where about 3,000 hogs a year were slaughtered and salted for export.

Famous residents

Education

University

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Indian Statistical Institute, Baranagar

Baranagar houses the headquarters of the Indian Statistical Institute. It is an academic institute of national importance as recognised by a 1959 act of the Indian parliament. Established in 1931, this public university of India is focused on statistics.

Colleges

Colleges of Baranagar are:

  • Brahmananda Keshab Chandra College
  • Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis Mahavidyalaya

Schools

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Baranagar Ramakrishna Mission
Barahanagar Victoria School
Baranagar Victoria School

Baranagar is also home to many schools providing quality education to the local and neighbourhood people.

  • Baranagore Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama High School (Senior secondary boys' school)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Centenary Primary School, Baranagaore (Primary boys' school)
  • Baranagar Vidyamandir (Primary, Secondary and H.S., for boys and girls)
  • Baranagar Narendranath Vidyamandir
  • Baranagar Rajkumari Memorial Girls' School
  • Khalsa Model Senior Secondary School, Dunlop Bridge (Started by Sikh Sangat Gurdwara, Dunlop Bridge)
  • Ananda Ashram Sarada Vidyapith
  • Baranagar Netaji Colony Bharti Girls' Institution
  • Netaji High School
  • Baranagar Rameswar H.S. School
  • Baranagar Victoria School, Kuthighat
  • Ashokegarh Adarsha Vidyalaya
  • Jyotinagar Bidyashree Niketan
  • Sinthi Ram Krishna Sangha Vidya Mandir
  • Sinthee Ray Bahadur Badridas Tulsan Vidyapith (RBT School)
  • Mata Monmohini Secondary School
  • Baranagar Mayapith Girls' High School
  • Delhi Public School North Kolkata
  • Calcutta Public School, Bidhan Park
  • Baranagar Mohan Girls' High School
  • Central Modern School, Baranagar
  • Alambazar Urdu High School
  • Jyotinagar Vidyashree Niketan

Health facilities

Following hospitals are located in Baranagar:

  • Baranagar State General Hospital
  • Disha Eye Hospital, Sinthi
  • National Institute for Locomotor Disability (NILD)
  • Baine Hospital
  • Baranagar Matri Sadan
  • Indian Institute of Psycometry (IIP)

Sports

Olympic played archer Dola Banerjee, Rahul Banerjee, Atanu Das born in Baranagar.

Many sport academies and sporting clubs are situated in Baranagar:

  • Nobodoy Football Academy
  • Seishinkai Indian Karate Do & Kick Boxing Institute
  • Bandhudal Sporting Club
  • Calcutta Archery Club
  • Baranagar Archery Club
  • Baranagar Sporting Club

Tourist attractions

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Kuthi Ghat
Kanch mandir- The Barahanagar Ramkrishna Math aside
Glass Temple

Several educational institutions, religious places, pilgrims, places of Baranagar are tourist attractions of many people:

Besides these, many people come in Baranagar every year in Durga puja period, in the time of "Ajanta Circus".

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