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|District||North 24 Parganas|
|• Body||Barrackpore Municipality|
|• Total||10.61 km2 (4.10 sq mi)|
|Elevation||15 m (49 ft)|
|• Density||14,400/km2 (37,296/sq mi)|
|• Additional official||English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
700120, 700121, 700122, 700123
|Telephone code||+91 33|
|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.
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".
- Barrackpore at Encyclopædia Britannica
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