Location in West Bengal, India
|District||North 24 Parganas|
|• Total||2.12 km2 (0.82 sq mi)|
|• Density||2,800/km2 (7,100/sq mi)|
|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Telephone code||+91 33|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Barasat|
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.
Shibalaya is located at.
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).
Duttapukur police station has jurisdiction over Barasat I CD Block.
The area covered in the map alongside is largely a part of the north Bidyadhari Plain. located in the lower Ganges Delta. The country is flat. It is a little raised above flood level and the highest ground borders the river channels.54.67% of the people of the densely populated area lives in the urban areas and 45.33% lives in the rural areas.
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[update] India census, Shibalaya had a population of 5,830; of this, 3,003 are male, 2,827 female. 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.
The Golabari-Nilganj Road links Shibalaya to both National Highway 112 (Jessore Road) and National Highway 12 (old number NH 34).
Duttapukur railway station on the Sealdah-Bangaon line, which is part the Kolkata Suburban Railway railway system, is located nearby.
There is a primary health centre at Duttapukur. 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.