Malancha
Village
Malancha
Malancha
Location in West Bengal, India
Malancha
Malancha
Malancha (India)
Coordinates: 22°30′30″N 88°46′08″E / 22.508231°N 88.768858°E / 22.508231; 88.768858Coordinates: 22°30′30″N 88°46′08″E / 22.508231°N 88.768858°E / 22.508231; 88.768858
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictNorth 24 Parganas
Population
 (2011)
 • Total2,610
Languages
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
743425 (Malancha)
Telephone/STD code03217
Lok Sabha constituencyBasirhat
Vidhan Sabha constituencyMinakhan
Websitenorth24parganas.nic.in

Malancha is a village in the Minakhan CD block in the Basirhat subdivision of the North 24 Parganas district in the state of West Bengal, India.

Geography

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

Location

Malancha is located at 22°30′30″N 88°46′08″E / 22.508231°N 88.768858°E / 22.508231; 88.768858.

Area overview

The area shown in the map is a part of the Ichhamati-Raimangal Plain, located in the lower Ganges Delta. It contains soil of mature black or brownish loam to recent alluvium. Numerous rivers, creeks and khals criss-cross the area. The tip of the Sundarbans National Park is visible in the lower part of the map (shown in green but not marked). The larger full screen map shows the full forest area.[1]A large section of the area is a part of the Sundarbans settlements.[2]The densely populated area is an overwhelmingly rural area. Only 12.96% of the population lives in the urban areas and 87.04% of the population lives in the rural areas.[3][4]

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, Malancha had a total population of 2,610, of which 1,399 (51%) were males and 1,271 (49%) were females. Population in the age range 0-6 years was 401. The total number of literate persons in Malancha was 1,607 (72.75% of the population over 6 years).[5]

Transport

The originating/ starting point of State Highway 2 is at its junction with State Highway 3 at Malancha.[6][7]

Tourist attraction

Malancha has attractions for tourists passing by: “This small town has one of the biggest Fish Markets in West Bengal. At Malancha you would see the mighty Icchamati River meeting the Bidyadhari River. You can also stop over the bridge over Bidyadhari River and enjoy the sunset. This side of the riverbank is dotted with brick kilns and their towering chimneys line up the riverbank for miles – it’s an amazing sight.”[8]

Fish market

Malancha has one of the largest fish markets in south Bengal, where about 15,000 kg of fish is auctioned every day. There are at least 15 such wholesale fish markets in south Bengal, all supplying fish to Kolkata.[9]

References

  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ "District Human Development Report: South 24 Parganas". Chapter 9: Sundarbans and the Remote Islanders, p 290-311. Development & Planning Department, Government of West Bengal, 2009. Archived from the original on 5 October 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  3. ^ "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 21 January 2019. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  6. ^ Google maps
  7. ^ "List of State Highways in West Bengal". West Bengal Traffic Police. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Dhuturdaha". Weekend Detinations Info. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Demonetisation cripples fishing industry in Bengal". The Hindu, 13 November 2016. Retrieved 12 May 2018.