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Etymology: Bengali: বরাহনগর ("city of hogs")
Coordinates: 22°38′N 88°22′E / 22.64°N 88.37°E / 22.64; 88.37Coordinates: 22°38′N 88°22′E / 22.64°N 88.37°E / 22.64; 88.37
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictNorth 24 Parganas
RegionGreater Kolkata
Metro StationNoapara and Baranagar(under construction)
Established1869; 154 years ago (1869)
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyBaranagar Municipality
 • Municipality ChairmanAparna Moulik[1][2]
 • MLATapas Roy[3] (State Minister of West Bengal)
 • Total7.12 km2 (2.75 sq mi)
12 m (39 ft)
 • Total245,313
 • Rank19th (in West Bengal)[4]
187th (in India)
 • Density34,000/km2 (89,000/sq mi)
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
700035, 700036, 700090, 700108
Telephone code+91 33
Vehicle registrationWB-23, WB-24, WB-25, WB-26
Lok Sabha constituencyDum Dum
Vidhan Sabha constituencyBaranagar

Baranagar or Baranagore is a city and municipality of North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is in the region of Greater Kolkata and therefore is a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA).

It is home to the Indian Statistical Institute for research, teaching and application of statistics, natural sciences and social sciences.[5] Baranagore Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama High School is one of the oldest and renowned schools in Baranagar and North 24 Parganas.[6]

Baranagar is a major industrial centre for the manufacture of agricultural and industrial machinery, chemicals, castor oil, and matches. There are also many cotton-processing companies.

Name[change | change source]

Pronunciation of Baranagar in Bengali

The word Baranagar derives from the Bengali term Barahanagore (Bengali: বরাহনগর), meaning "City of the Hogs". (বরাহ: hog, নগর: city)

Streynsham Master who visited the area in 1676 spoke of the hog factory where about 3,000 hogs a year were slaughtered and salted for export.[7]

Famous residents[change | change source]

Education[change | change source]

University[change | change source]

Indian Statistical Institute, Baranagar

Baranagar houses the headquarters of the Indian Statistical Institute.[5] It is an academic institute of national importance as recognised by a 1959 act of the Indian parliament. Established in 1931, this public university of India is focused on statistics.[14]

Colleges[change | change source]

Colleges of Baranagar are:

Schools[change | change source]

Baranagar Ramakrishna Mission
Baranagar Victoria School

Baranagar is also home to many schools providing quality education to the local and neighbourhood people.[15]

  • Baranagore Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama High School[16] (Senior secondary boys' school)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Centenary Primary School, Baranagaore[17] (Primary boys' school)
  • Baranagar Vidyamandir (Primary, Secondary and H.S., for boys and girls)
  • Baranagar Narendranath Vidyamandir
  • Baranagar Rajkumari Memorial Girls' School
  • Khalsa Model Senior Secondary School, Dunlop Bridge (Started by Sikh Sangat Gurdwara, Dunlop Bridge)
  • Ananda Ashram Sarada Vidyapith
  • Baranagar Netaji Colony Bharti Girls' Institution
  • Netaji High School
  • Baranagar Rameswar H.S. School
  • Baranagar Victoria School, Kuthighat
  • Ashokegarh Adarsha Vidyalaya
  • Jyotinagar Bidyashree Niketan
  • Sinthi Ram Krishna Sangha Vidya Mandir
  • Sinthee Ray Bahadur Badridas Tulsan Vidyapith (RBT School)
  • Mata Monmohini Secondary School
  • Baranagar Mayapith Girls' High School
  • Delhi Public School North Kolkata
  • Calcutta Public School, Bidhan Park
  • Baranagar Mohan Girls' High School
  • Central Modern School, Baranagar
  • Alambazar Urdu High School
  • Jyotinagar Vidyashree Niketan

Health facilities[change | change source]

Following hospitals are located in Baranagar:

  • Baranagar State General Hospital[18]
  • Disha Eye Hospital, Sinthi[19]
  • National Institute for Locomotor Disability (NILD)[20]
  • Baine Hospital
  • Baranagar Matri Sadan[21]
  • Indian Institute of Psycometry (IIP)[22]

Sports[change | change source]

Olympic played archer Dola Banerjee, Rahul Banerjee, Atanu Das born in Baranagar.[11][12]

Many sport academies and sporting clubs are in Baranagar:

  • Nobodoy Football Academy[23]
  • Seishinkai Indian Karate Do & Kick Boxing Institute[23]
  • Bandhudal Sporting Club[24]
  • Calcutta Archery Club[25]
  • Baranagar Archery Club[26][27]
  • Baranagar Sporting Club[28]

Tourist attractions[change | change source]

Kuthi Ghat
Glass Temple

Several educational institutions, religious places, pilgrims, places of Baranagar are tourist attractions:

Besides these, many people come in Baranagar every year in Durga puja period, in the time of "Ajanta Circus".

References[change | change source]

  1. Official District Administration site Archived 15 January 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  2. "Welcome to". Archived from the original on 7 July 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  3. "Tapas Roy, the MLA of Baranagar". The Telegraph. Retrieved 17 May 2011.
  4. "Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011" (PDF). Constituents of Urban Agglomeration Having Population Above 1 Lakh. Census of India 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "ISI Kolkata Campus". Retrieved 11 November 2012.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Baranagar, Kolkata". Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  7. Cotton, H.E.A., Calcutta Old and New, 1909/1980, pp 806–807, General Printers and Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
  8. "Brief history of Baranagar Math". Ramakrishna Mission, Baranagar. Archived from the original on 8 July 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
  9. "Shiboprosad Mukherjee Biography". Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  10. "Abhishek Chatterjee Biography". Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Dola Banerjee, biography". Archived from the original on 22 July 2011.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Shuvro Ghoshal. "From Baranagar to Shanghai: The unsung journey of Indian archer Atanu Das". Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  13. Everester dies in Nepal climb
  14. "UNSD Document – The Indian Statistical Institute Act 1959". United Nations Statistics Division. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  15. "Affiliated Schools of West Bengal Board of secondary Education".
  16. 16.0 16.1 "Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Baranagar Mission". Archived from the original on 13 July 2015. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  18. "Baranagar State General Hospital".
  19. "Disha Eye Hospital, Baranagar". 14 June 2016.
  20. "National Institute for Locomtor Disabilities (Divyangjan)". Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  21. "Baranagar Matri Sadan".
  22. "Indian Institute of Psycometry, Baranagar, Kolkata".
  23. 23.0 23.1 " - Browse all India examination results and notifications of Secondary board, Higher secondary board, university, competitive examination and entrance examination". Archived from the original on 2019-01-24. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  24. "Bandhudal Sporting Club, Baranagar". Archived from the original on 2019-07-03. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  25. Shamik Chakraborty. "Archery's Hope". Retrieved 24 October 2010.
  26. Baranagar Archery Club - Google Search
  27. "The goal of the goal is to run away". Ei Samay. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
  28. "HOME | Baranagar Sporting Club". Barnagar Sporting C. Retrieved 2023-02-25.
  29. "RKM – Index". Archived from the original on 29 May 2015. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  30. "AlambazarMath". Archived from the original on 10 January 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2013.

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