Chhekati
Census Town
West Bengal
Chhekati
Location in West Bengal, India
West Bengal
Chhekati
Chhekati (India)
Coordinates: 22°58′23″N 88°47′48″E / 22.973145°N 88.796532°E / 22.973145; 88.796532Coordinates: 22°58′23″N 88°47′48″E / 22.973145°N 88.796532°E / 22.973145; 88.796532
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictNorth 24 Parganas
Area
 • Total1.8727 km2 (0.7231 sq mi)
Elevation
10 m (30 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total4,995
 • Density2,700/km2 (6,900/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
743245
Telephone code03215
Vehicle registrationWB
Lok Sabha constituencyBangaon
Vidhan Sabha constituencyBangaon Dakshin

Chhekati is a census town in the Gaighata CD block in the Bangaon subdivision of North 24 Parganas district in the state of West Bengal, India.

Geography

Cities, towns and locations in Bangaon subdivision, North 24 Parganas district
M: municipal town, CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre, T: place of tourist interest
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

Location

Chhekati is located at 22°58′23″N 88°47′48″E / 22.973145°N 88.796532°E / 22.973145; 88.796532.

Area overview

The area shown in the map was a part of Jessore district from 1883.[1][2]At the time of Partition of Bengal (1947) the Radcliffe Line placed the police station areas of Bangaon and Gaighata of Jessore district in India and the area was made a part of 24 Parganas district.[3]The renowned novelist, Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay (of Pather Panchali fame) belonged to this area and many of his writings portray his experience in the area.[4]It is a flat plain located in the lower Ganges Delta.[5]In the densely populated area, 16.33% of the population lives in the urban areas and 83.67% lives in the rural areas. [6][7]

Note: The map alongside presents some of the notable locations in the subdivision. All places marked in the map are linked in the larger full screen map.

Demographics

According to the 2011 Census of India, Chhekati had a total population of 4,995, of which 2,576 (52%) were males and 2,419 (48%) were females. Population in the age range 0-6 years was 390. The total number of literate persons in Chhekati was 3,832 (83.21% of the population over 6 years).[8]

Infrastructure

According to the District Census Handbook, North Twenty Four Parganas, 2011, Chhekati covered an area of 1.8727 km2. It had 3 km roads. The protected water-supply involved tubewell/ borewell. It had 400 domestic electric connections. Among the medical facilities, it had 22 medicine shops. Among the educational facilities, it had 1 primary school, other school facilities at Deopul 3  km away. The nearest college was 15 km away at Bongaon. It had branches of 1 nationalised bank, 1 private commercial bank, 1 cooperative bank, 1 agricultural credit society.[9]

References

  1. ^ "Bengal District Gazetteers, Jessore by L.S.S. O'Malley". Chapter II: History, Page/ Section 44. Bengal Secretariat Book Depot, 1912. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  2. ^ "District Gazetteer" (PDF). Chapter IX: General Administration, Page 150. Egiye Bangla. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Jessore District Information". Khujbo.com. Archived from the original on 16 May 2018. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Bibhutibhusan Bandopadhyay". Banglapedia. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
  5. ^ "District Census Handbook North Twenty Four Parganas, Census of India 2011, Series 20, Part XII A" (PDF). Page 13. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  6. ^ "District Statistical Handbook". North 24 Parganas 2013, Tables 2.1, 2.2, 2.4b. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original on 2019-01-21. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  7. ^ "District Census Handbook North Twenty Four Parganas, Census of India 2011, Series 20, Part XII A" (PDF). Map of North Twenty Four Parganas with CD Block HQs and Police Stations (on the fifth page). Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  8. ^ "District Census Handbook, North Twnty Four Parganas, Series 20, Part XII B" (PDF). Rural PCA-C.D. blocks wise Village Primary Census Abstract, location no. 322773, page 26-27. Directorate of Census Operations West Bengal. Retrieved 18 June 2021.
  9. ^ "District Census Handbook North Twenty Four Parganas, Census of India 2011, Series 20, Part XII A" (PDF). Section II Town Directory, Pages 781-783 Statement I: Growth History, Pages 799-803: Statement IV: Medical Facilities 2009, Pages 803-805 Section V: Educational, Recreational and Cultural Facilities. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 16 June 2021.