Location of Ichhapur Defence Estate
Ichhapur Defence Estate is located at 22.81 degree north to 88.37 degree east. It has an average elevation of 12 m (39 ft).
Demography of Ichhapur Defence Estate
According to the Population Census of India in the year 2011, Ichhapur Defence Estate had a population of 10,348. The males constitute 54 percent of the population and females' account for 46 percent of the population. In the Ichhapur Defence Estate, 7 percent of the population is less than six years of age.
Education of Ichhapur Defence Estate
The town of Ichhapur Defence Estate has an average literacy rate of 82 percent. This is a progressive trend as the literacy rate is higher than the national average literacy rate that is 59.5 percent. The male literacy rate is 87 percent and the female literacy rate is 75 percent. There are numerous schools catering to the need of the residents of Ichhapur like Nawabgunj High School, Rifle Factory High School, Anandamath Vidyapith, Northland High School, Bibhukinkar High School and Sridhar Banshidhar High School, two exclusively Girl's schools and two Kendriya Vidyalayas. There are trade schools run by the ordnance factories. Some neighbourhoods like Anandamath and Nawabganj run their own public libraries.
Administration of Ichhapur Defence Estate
Ichhapur Defence Estate comes under the Barrackpur subdivision and under the jurisdiction of the Noapara police station, which has an easy accessibility via Metro Railways.
Culture of Ichhapur Defence Estate
At about 80 percent of the people are Bengali, most of them from East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) who had crossed the border during partition. Local Bengalees are also found in numbers. Being a place with two huge factories, people from various parts of the country also came and got settled here. While majority of migrants are from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, a decent number of people can be found from other parts of the country too. The festivals celebrated in Ichhapur are Diwali, Kalipuja, Goddess Jagaddhatri Puja, Saraswati Aarti, Holi, Rakhi, Eid Ul Fitr and Christmas.