Location in West Bengal, India
|District||North 24 Parganas|
|• Body||Panihati Municipality|
|Elevation||15 m (49 ft)|
|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
700110, 7000113, 700114, 700115,
|Telephone code||+91 33|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Dum Dum|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Panihati|
Sodepur or Sodpur is a locality in Panihati Municipality of North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is close to Kolkata and also a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA).
There was once a community named Sayyid in this area from which the place was known as Sayyidpur or Sodepur.
Sodepur is located at. It has an average elevation of 15 m (49 ft).
96% of the population of Barrackpore subdivision (partly presented in the map alongside, all places marked on the map are linked in the full screen map) lives in urban areas. In 2011, it had a density of population of 10,967 per km2. The subdivision has 16 municipalities and 24 census towns.
For most of the cities/ towns information regarding density of population is available in the Infobox. Population data is not available for neighbourhoods. It is available for the entire Municipal area and thereafter ward-wise.
Ghola and Khardaha police station under Barrackpore Police Commissionerate has jurisdiction over Panihati and New Barrackpore Municipal areas.
There is a police outpost at Sodepur.Main police station - Khardah Police Station.
The following Municipalities, Census Towns and other locations in Barrackpore subdivision were part of Kolkata Urban Agglomeration in the 2011 census: Kanchrapara (M), Jetia (CT), Halisahar (M), Balibhara (CT), Naihati (M), Bhatpara (M), Kaugachhi (CT), Garshyamnagar (CT), Garulia (M), Ichhapur Defence Estate (CT), North Barrackpur (M), Barrackpur Cantonment (CB), Barrackpore (M), Jafarpur (CT), Ruiya (CT), Titagarh (M), Khardaha (M), Bandipur (CT), Panihati (M), Muragachha (CT) New Barrackpore (M), Chandpur (CT), Talbandha (CT), Patulia (CT), Kamarhati (M), Baranagar (M), South Dumdum (M), North Dumdum (M), Dum Dum (M), Noapara (CT), Babanpur (CT), Teghari (CT), Nanna (OG), Chakla (OG), Srotribati (OG) and Panpur (OG).
Sodepur is a part of Panihati Municipality.
Sodepur is well connected through Sodepur railway station on the Sealdah-Ranaghat line by the Eastern Railway suburban network.
Around a total of 32 lakh people from all around the city commute to Kolkata daily for work. In the Sealdah-Krishnanagar section there are 34 trains that carry commuters from 30 railway stations. In the Sealdah-Shantipur section 32 trains carry commuters from 29 stations.
The B.T. Road which passes through the heart of the town provides ample road transport. The Sodepur-Barasat Road also starts from here. East and west parts of Sodepur are connected with a Rail Overbridge named Satish Dasgupta Setu (Sodepur Bridge), which was inaugurated in 1978.
The oldest school at Sodepur is sodepur thirthabharari Shiksha mandir . Sodepur High School which is affiliated to West Bengal Board. It was established in 1853.
The other schools here are:
In the area of higher education, there are many colleges:
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