(Last Updated on : 09-06-2017)
Barrackpore which is also known as Barrackpur is the prime location of the one and only Military Cantonment and Police Training Academy in West Bengal
. From the rule of British East India Company
and the British Empire in India
, Barrackpur shares the medieval
past to the contemporary people.
Naming of Barrackpur
Barrackpur got its name as it was the site of the first cantonment of the British East India Company. Ain-i-Akbari
suggested that the name comes from "Barbakpur", while Bipradas
Pipilai referred this place as Chanak.
History of Barrackpur
History of Barrackpur traced back from the Greek navigators, geographers, chronicles and historians
of the 1st century BC to the 3rd century AD. In the medieval era, it was known as “Chanak” From the late medieval era, Barrackpur or Barrackpore was ruled over by a line of Zamindars
based in Nona Chandanpukur. After the decline of Nawabs of Bengal
, British barrack or cantonment was built in Barrackpur in 1772. In 1857, Barrackpore saw the Indian rebellion of 1857
, where Mangal Pandey
came in the limelight. British Government in India
later began to develop Barrackpur for their trade
Geography of Barrackpur
The latitudinal and longitudinal limit is 22.76 degree North to 88.37 degree East. Barrackpur is located in the Ganga River
delta region. This region is located in the North 24 Parganas district
of West Bengal. The average elevation of Barrackpur is 15 metres. Barrackpur is positioned on the eastern bank of the Ganga.
Demography of Barrackpur
According to Population Census in the year 2011, Barrackpur had a population of 144,331. The men constitute 53 percent while the female consists of 47 percent.
Education of Barrackpur
Ramakrishna Vivekananda Mission School, Barrackpore Rastraguru Surendranath College
, Mahadevananda Mahavidyalaya, St. Mary's Technical Campus, Adamas International School, Douglas Memorial Higher Secondary School, Army Public School Barrackpore, Kendriya Vidyalaya Barrackpore Army are the popular educational
Economy of Barrackpur
, and cotton
are popular in production. Barrackpore has also small scale cottage industry
sector. Floriculture, pisciculture and horticulture
have also flourished in Barrackpur.
Culture in Barrackpur
The culture in Barrackpur defines the Hindu
cult of modern era. Different Hindu festivals
are celebrated here.
Tourism in Barrackpur
Temples of Panihati, Modern Temples of Khardaha
, Ichhapur Defence Estate
, Army Cantonment, Dhobi
Ghat, Tomb of Lady Canning
, Flagstaff House, Mangal Pandey Memorial Park, Gandhi Ghat are the popular tourist delights there.
Barrackpur is connected with all the major cities in West Bengal
. This city is connected with Kolkata
. Regular trains are available from Sealdah
to reach there which connects Bongaon, Bandel
and other cities of West Bengal. B.T. Road is the oldest metal road in India that connects Barrackpore to Kolkata.