District North 24 Parganas
|Area||4094 Sq. Km.|
|Population||10,009,781 as per 2011 Census.|
|No. of Subdivision||5|
|Blocks/Municipalities/ Cantonment Board||Nos. of Blocks: 22, Nos. of Municipalities: 27, Cantonment Board : 1.|
|Languages||Main Language: Bengali with other regional languages. Link Language English & Hindi.|
|Transport||Road Transport : Bus, Taxi, Truck, Auto, Rickshaw, Toto, Cycle. Railway : Surface/ Circular Railway, Metro railway, Airways : international and Domestic. Water ways : Ferry services.|
|Ferry Ghats||Naihati, Jagatdal, Shyamnagar, Garulia, Ichhapur, Halisahar, Barrackpore, Titagarh, Khardah, Panihati, Ariadaha, Baranagar.|
On Sealdah - Ranaghat main line: Dum Dum- Belghoria - Agarpara - Sodepur - Khardaha - Titagarh - Barrackpore - Palta - Ichapur - Shyamnagar - Kankinara - Jagatdal - Naihati - Halisahar - Kanchrapara - (to Ranaghat via Kalyani).
Naihati -Bandel line (Burdwan/ Katoa via Jubilee Bridge): Naihati, Garifa, Hooghly Ghat, Bandel.
Naihati - Budge Budge line: Naihati - Dum Dum, Bidhan Nagar, Sir Gurudas Halt station to Budge Budge via Ballygunj.
Sealdah - Dankuni line: Dum Dum - Baranagar - Dakshineswar - Bally Halt (To Dankuni / Burdwan / Howrah/Tarkeshwar/ Bandel).
Sealdah - Bongaon line: Dum Dum - Dum Dum Cant. - Birati - Durganagar - New Barrackpore - Madhyamgram to Barasat / Bongaon/ Basirhat.
|Circular Rail||Naihati - Princep Ghat : Naihati - Dum Dum, Patipukur, Tala to B.B.D.Bag, Princep Ghat.|
|Big Rly, Stations||Naihati Junction, Dum Dum Junction, Sealdah, Howrah, Barasat, Bangaon|
|Major Bus Depots||Belghoria- CSTC, South Bengal State Transport Corporation, Nilgunj- CSTC Depot, Barrackpore Court terminus, Naihati.|
|Common Vehicles||Bus, Taxi, Trucks, Auto, Two wheelers, Rikshaw & Cycle/Van.|
|Airports||Nataji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport at DumDum, Kolkata connecting major national and International flights.|
|Auditoriums||Barrackpore - Sukanta Sadan, Khardaha- Rabindra Bhavan, Panihati - Lok Sanaskriti Bhawan, Kamarhati - Nazrul Mancha, Naihati - Aikyatan, Titagarh - Rabindra Bhavan etc.|
|Cinema Halls||Debasree, Atindra, Rathindra, Jayanti, Sonali, Anannya, Prafulla, Charuchitra, Laxmi ( more than 50 )|
|Visiting Places||Ramprasad's Vita-Halisahar, Dakshineswar Kali temple, Adyapith, Sarada Math, Gandhi Ghat/ Gandhi Museum-Barrackpore, Bankim Institute-Naihati, Panihati-Mahotsab Tala Ghat, Mangal Pandey Uddyan, Maha Milan Math- Dakshineswar, Baro Mandir Ghat- Panihati, Khardah - Lakshmi Narayan Mandir, Rasmandir- Khardah, Gobinda Home- Panihati, Ramakrishna Mission Boys Home - Rahara, Annapurna mandir - Barrackpore.|
|Important Festivals||Durga Puja, Kali Puja, Id, Dol Jatra, Ras mela, Bengali New years day, Baisakhi & Charak, X-mas day, Chat Puja, Pongal. Various other religious and cultural functions are held.|
|Nearest Sea Ports||Kolkata, Haldia|
|Major Fairs||Kalpataru Utsav, Book Fairs held at various places, Flower shows, Ras mela at Khardaha, Gopastami fair- Sodepur, Rath yatra, Panihati Chira mela, .|
Tropical, Barrackpore is warm and humid most of the year around. However, the winter months, say, from November to February are cool, sunny, dry and very pleasant. Monsoon hits generally in the second week of June and lasts till the end of September. During this period it rains regularly. The relative humidity is around 50%. Light woolen clothing is necessary during winter.
Summer: 24-40 degree C
Winter: 9-26 degree C
Monsoons: June to September
Rainfall: 175 Cms