(Last Updated on : 13/05/2017)
Krishnanagar is a notified city situated in the Nadia District
, which is only 100 km north of Kolkata
. This city is popular to the world for the clay toys, the ruling era and the developments done by Raja Krishna Chandra
and the life and stories of Gopal Bhar
- the royal jest of Krishnachandras court.
Location of Krishnanagar
Krishnanagar is located near on the southern banks of the Jalangi river
History of Krishnanagar
Krishnanagar was the royal residence of Raja Krishnachandra, who was a great patron of art and culture
. Krishnagar municipality was established in the year 1864. It was the seat of independent Hindu
ruler under Mughal regime
. Earlier, Krishnanagar was known as Reuigram.
Geography of Krishnanagar
Krishnanagar City is situated at 23.4 degree North 88.5 degree East, with an average elevation of 14 metres (45 feet). The place got its name from Raja Krishnachandra, a great patron of art and craft
Demography of Krishnanagar
According to the Population Census in the year 2011, Krishnanagar city had a population of 181,182. The urban population concentration of this city had a sex ratio of 978 females per 1,000 males. The child sex ratio of girls is 926 per 1000 boys. 7.5 percent of the population were under six years old.
Education of Krishnanagar
Krishnanagar has a rich educational culture. Krishnagar Collegiate School is the best school in Krishnagar. Krishnanagar High School, Krishnnaagar Debnath High School, Holy Family and Government Girls' are some of the few schools situated here. Besides, there are many colleges namely Krishnagar Government College, Dwijendralal College etc where brilliant and meritorious students have studied.
Economy of Krishnanagar
The economy of Krishnanagar is mainly agriculture
, ceramics and plywood are the industrial sectors. Sugar milling is the largest industry. The surrounding region produces mangoes
, cattle, poultry and fish
Culture of Krishnanagar
Krishnanagar is very popular for literature
and culture. It has produced some of the popular names in Bengali literature
. Some of the names like Bharat Chandra, Dwijendra Lal Roy
and Narayan Sanyal
were born in the town of Krishnanagar. Goddess Jagaddhatri
is worshipped every year with great grandeur at Krishnanagar, when the entire lightings are brought from town of Chandannagar
or Halwaikars (who prepare sweets) of Krishnanagar are very popular.
Tourism in Krishnanagar
Tourism in Krishnanagar includes the tourist destinations like Royal Palace of Krishnanagar, Roman Catholic Church, Ghurni
Forest, Bahadurpur Forest, and Hasadanga Beel.
Krishnanagar is connected with Kolkata
, Malda District
, Kirnahar and Suri from the Krishnagar by road and railways. The nearest Airport
is Netaji Subhash Chandra International Airport
which is 98 km by road via Dumdum