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Neighbourhood in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Barrackpore Trunk Road at Panihati
Barrackpore Trunk Road at Panihati
Panihati is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°41′N 88°22′E / 22.69°N 88.37°E / 22.69; 88.37Coordinates: 22°41′N 88°22′E / 22.69°N 88.37°E / 22.69; 88.37
Country  India
State West Bengal
City Kolkata
 • Municipality Chairman Swapan Ghosh
Elevation 13 m (43 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 348,379
 • Official BengaliEnglish
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Dum Dum
Vidhan Sabha constituency Panihati,

Panihati is a place in north Kolkata and a municipality under Khardaha / Ghola police stations under Barrackpur City Police of Barrackpore subdivision. in Kolkata in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority.1


Panihati has an average elevation of 13 metres (42 feet).

Panihati covers two important Railway stations from Sealdah north main section line - 1)Sodepur -a densely populated urban city connected to the northern side of Kolkata by Barrackpore Trunk Road and with Barasat via Sodepur Road through Madhyamgram. 2) Agarpara — which shares its borders with Kamarhati and North Dumdum Municipality. Panihati Municipality is located on BT Road, Kolkata - 700110 at the western side of Sodepur Rail station.


As of 2001 India census,2 Panihati had a population of 348,379. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Panihati has an average literacy rate of 82%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 85%, and female literacy is 79%. In Panihati, 8% of the population is under 6 years of age.


North 24 Parganas district (under Kolkata Metropolitan area)has been identified as one of the areas where ground water is affected by arsenic contamination.3 The famous scientist Kishori Mohan Bandyopadhyay who had assisted Ronald Ross in his malaria research work and was awarded a Gold Medal in 1903 for his pioneering work by King Edward VII of Britain was a resident of Panihati.


  1. ^ "Base Map of Kolkata Metroploitan area". Kolkata Metroploitan Development Authority. Retrieved 2007-09-03. 
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  3. ^ "Groundwater Arsenic contamination in West Bengal-India (19 years study )". Groundwater arsenic contamination status of North 24-Parganas district, one of the nine arsenic affected districts of West Bengal-India. SOES. Retrieved 2007-08-24. 

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