Serampore

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Serampore
Serampore ferry wharf
Serampore ferry wharf
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictHooghly
Area
 • Total11.86 km2 (4.58 sq mi)
Elevation16 m (52 ft)
Population
(2011)[3]
 • Total5,83,339
 • Density49,000/km2 (130,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
7122xx [712201[4] to 712208 & 712223(City Proper)]
Distance24 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

References[change | change source]

  1. Government of West Bengal. "JNNURM, Serampore Municipality". Retrieved 2013-3-11. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. Falling Rain Genomics, Inc. "Shrirampur, India Page". Retrieved 2013-3-11. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Census of India. "Census of India; Provisional Population Totals Paper 2 of 2011 : India (Vol II), Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-3-11. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. India Post. "Pincode search - Serampore". Retrieved 2013-3-11. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

Other websites[change | change source]