Serampore

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Serampore
Municipality
Serampore ferry wharf
Serampore ferry wharf
Map of the state of West Bengal, India
Serampore
Map of West Bengal showing Serampore
Coordinates: 22°45′10″N 88°20′32″E / 22.75278°N 88.34222°E / 22.75278; 88.34222Coordinates: 22°45′10″N 88°20′32″E / 22.75278°N 88.34222°E / 22.75278; 88.34222
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Hooghly
Area[1]
 • Total 11.86 km2 (4.58 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 16 m (52 ft)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 183,339
 • Density 15,459/km2 (40,038/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 712201[4]
Distance 24 km (15 mi) to Kolkata

Serampore (Bengali: শ্রীরামপুর) (also called Serampur, Srirampur, Srirampore, Shreerampur, Shreerampore, Shrirampur, Shrirampore) is a city and a municipality in Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority. It is a town on the right bank of the Hoogly River.

Serampore was a colony of Denmark (what is known as Danish India) under the name Frederiksnagore from 1755 to 1845, when it became a British colony.

Demographics[change | change source]

In the 2011 census,the population of Serampore was of 183,339 personas, of which 94,514 (52%) were male and 88,825 (%) were female; 12,817 (7%) were under 6 years of age. Those that could read and write were 153,460 (8%): 81,592 men (86% of men) and 71,868 women (81% of women).[3]

Universities[change | change source]

  • Serampore College
  • Serampore Textile Engineering College
  • Suro Bharati Sangeet Kala Kendra (All India Board of music and fine arts Education)
  • Serampore Girls' College

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