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Barrackpore

Barrackpur
City
Barrackpore is located in West Bengal
Barrackpore
Barrackpore
Location in West Bengal
Barrackpore is located in India
Barrackpore
Barrackpore
Location in India
Barrackpore is located in Asia
Barrackpore
Barrackpore
Location in Asia
Country  India
State ..West Bengal Flag(INDIA).png West Bengal
District North 24 Parganas
Region Greater Kolkata
Government
 • Type Municipality
 • Body Barrackpore Municipality
Area
 • Total 10.61 km2 (4.10 sq mi)
Elevation
15 m (49 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total 152,784
 • Density 14,400/km2 (37,296/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Barrakpurians
Languages
 • Official Bengali
 • Additional official English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
700120, 700121, 700122, 700123
Telephone code +91 33
Vehicle registration WB-23/WB-24
Lok Sabha constituency Barrackpore
Vidhan Sabha constituency Barrackpore
Police Jurisdiction Barrackpore Police Commissionerate

Barrackpore (also known as Barrackpur) is a city. It is located in the West Bengal state of India. It is around 23 kilometres (14 mi) away from Kolkata . It is also a part of the zone covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority ( KMDA ). It is the headquarters of the Barrackpore subdivision.

St Bartholomews Cathedral Entrance - 86 Middle Road - Barrackpore - Kolkata 2017-03-31 1145
St Bartholomew's Cathedral, Barrackpore

Etymology

The name Barrackpore may have originated from the English word barracks. This is considering it was the site of the first cantonment of the British East India Company. Alternatively, the Ain-i-Akbari suggests that the name comes from "Barbakpur". Manasa Vijay, written by Bipradas Pipilai, refers to Barrackpore as "Chanak".


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