Census Town
Location in West Bengal, India
Shibalaya (India)
Coordinates: 22°47′00″N 88°31′10″E / 22.783326°N 88.519542°E / 22.783326; 88.519542Coordinates: 22°47′00″N 88°31′10″E / 22.783326°N 88.519542°E / 22.783326; 88.519542
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictNorth 24 Parganas
 • Total2.12 km2 (0.82 sq mi)
 • Total5,830
 • Density2,800/km2 (7,100/sq mi)
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code+91 33
Vehicle registrationWB
Lok Sabha constituencyBarasat

Shibalaya is a census town in the Barasat I CD block in the Barasat Sadar subdivision in the North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is a part of Kolkata Urban Agglomeration.


[Interactive fullscreen map]
Cities, towns and locations in Barasat subdivision, North 24 Parganas
M: municipal town, CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre, H: historical centre
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly


Shibalaya is located at 22°47′00″N 88°31′10″E / 22.783326°N 88.519542°E / 22.783326; 88.519542.

Duttapukur, Shibalaya, Chandrapur, Gangapur, Chatta Baria and Joypul form a cluster of census towns in the northern part of the CD Block. The entire cluster has a very high density of population. (See the infobox of each census town for density of population).[1]

Duttapukur police station has jurisdiction over Barasat I CD Block.[2]

Area overview

The area covered in the map alongside is largely a part of the north Bidyadhari Plain. located in the lower Ganges Delta.[3] The country is flat. It is a little raised above flood level and the highest ground borders the river channels.[4]54.67% of the people of the densely populated area lives in the urban areas and 45.33% lives in the rural areas.[5]

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.


As of 2011 India census, Shibalaya had a population of 5,830; of this, 3,003 are male, 2,827 female.[6] It has an average literacy rate of 81.68%, higher than the national average of 74.04%.


As per District Census Handbook 2011, Shibalaya covered an area of 2.1214 km2. It had 1 primary school, the nearest middle school, secondary school and senior secondary were 1 km away at Kashimpur. The nearest degree college was 10 km away at Barasat. The nearest hospital was available 4 km away and the nearest dispensary/ health centre (without any bed) was 1 km away.[7]


The Golabari-Nilganj Road links Shibalaya to both National Highway 112 (Jessore Road) and National Highway 12 (old number NH 34).[8]

Duttapukur railway station on the Sealdah-Bangaon line, which is part the Kolkata Suburban Railway railway system, is located nearby.[9][8]


There is a primary health centre at Duttapukur.[10] For other medical facilities in the area see Barasat Sadar subdivision.

North 24 Parganas district has been identified as one of the areas where ground water is affected by arsenic contamination.[11]

See also

Map of Barasat I CD Block on Page 393 of District Census Handbook.[1]


  1. ^ a b "District Census Handbook North Twenty Four Parganas, Census of India 2011, Series 20, Part XII A" (PDF). Page 393 -Map of Barasat I CD Block. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  2. ^ "North 24 Parganas Dist. Police". Know Your Police Station. District Police. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ LSS O’Malley (2009). Bengal District Gazetteers: 24 Parganas. p 1-4. ISBN 9788172681937. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "Primary census abstract data". Census of India. Retrieved 23 February 2014. (For census towns, select "urban" radio button, then select state, district and sub-district. A drop down list of towns well appear. Select the town.)
  7. ^ "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 31 May 2018.
  8. ^ a b Google maps
  9. ^ "33811 Sealdah Bangaon Local". Time Table. indiaeailinfo. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Health & Family Welfare Department". Health Statistics. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Groundwater Arsenic contamination in West Bengal-India (19 years study )". Groundwater arsenic contamination status of North 24-Parganas district, one of the nine arsenic affected districts of West Bengal-India. SOES. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 24 August 2007.