(Last Updated on : 29-09-2018)
Barrackpur Cantonment is a cantonment town located in the North 24 Parganas
district of West Bengal
. The district is included under the Barrackpore subdivision. This is a part of the Kolkata Urban Agglomeration. Barrackpur Cantonment is the oldest cantonment of India. The subdivision has 16 municipalities and 24 census towns.
Geography of Barrackpur Cantonment
Barrackpur Cantonment is encompassed by North Barrackpur
on the north, Barrackpore on the east and south, and the Hooghly
on the west.
Population of Barrackpur Cantonment
According to the 2001 India census, Barrackpur Cantonment has a population of 22,014. Males make up 55% of the population and females amount to 45%. Barrackpur Cantonment has a mean literacy rate of 80%, higher than the nationwide standard of 59.5%. 59% of the males and 41% of the females are literate. 9% of the population is children less than 6 years of age. 96% of the population of Barrackpore subdivision lives in urban areas. In 2011, it had a density of population of 10,967 per square km.
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