Serampore

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Serampore
Urban Agglomeration /City
Serampore ferry wharf
Serampore ferry wharf
Map of the state of West Bengal, India
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 5,83,339
 • Density 49,185/km2 (127,390/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 7122xx [712201[4] to 712208 & 712223(City Proper)]
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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