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Baranagar

Administration
Native ameBaranagar
TypeCity
StateWest Bengal
DistrictNorth 24 Parganas
Government
Municipality ChairmanAparna Moulik
Parliamentary constituencyDum Dum
Assembly constituencyBaranagar
Geography
Altitude12 m
Demography
Total Population250615 (2001)
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)

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Baranagar ( ) or Barahanagar, meaning the big (Bara or Burra) and town or land (nagar) of the pig (baraha), is a town in the northern outskirts of Kolkata. It is a municipality in North 24 Parganas district in the state of West Bengal, India. A railway station of the same name is on the Dankuni line off the Sealdah north section. It is home to the Indian Statistical Institute, the famous gun shell factory of the Indian Ministry of Defence, and an important jute mill on the banks of Hooghly river. It is a major industrial center for the manufacture of agricultural and industrial machinery, chemicals, castor oil, and matches; there are also numerous cotton-processing companies.

It is the fourth most densely populated city proper in the world.

List of cities proper by population density


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