Barrackpore West Bengal Parliamentary Constituency 2014, Barrackpore Lok sabha Contituency Details, Political News, West Bengal Lok Sabha Elections 2014 News Updates, Barrackpore Parliamentary Constituency details 2014, Barrackpore MP Issues

 

 

Barrackpore West Bengal Parliamentary Constituency 2014, Barrackpore Lok sabha Contituency Details, Political News, West Bengal Lok Sabha Elections 2014 News Updates, Barrackpore Parliamentary Constituency details 2014, Barrackpore MP Issues

About Barrackpore:

One of the 42 parliamentary constituencies of the state of West Bengal, Barrackpur (or Barrackpore) is a city in the North 24 Parganas district of the State. According to Election Commission of India 2009 data the total electorates in the Barrackpur Parliamentary constituency (constituency number 15) were 1,081,237 of which 488,163 are females and 593,074 are males. It was formed prior to the elections of the year 1951 and comprises of seven segments.

 

Assembly Segments:

Names of Assembly Constituencies

Amdanga

Bijpur

Naihati

Bhatpara

Jagatdal

Noapara

Barrackpore

   

 About Barrackpore:

The city of Barrackpore lies on the eastern bank of the river Ganga. It is located about 24 kms from Kolkata and is located in the Ganges-Brahamaputra delta region of the state. It stands at an elevation of 15 m and covers an area of over 25 sq km.

The city has a population of over 150,000 with around 8% of the population under the age of six. About 53% of the population is male and the sex ratio is 886 females for every 1000 males. The average literacy rate of Barrackpore is 81% and the city is considered to be an important military center and is home to the oldest cantonment in India and Police Training academy in West Bengal. Barrackpore has always been the center for small scale cottage and handicrafts. Primary industries in the area are of jute and agriculture. This city is also famous for the oldest water treatment plant. National Highways NH-34 and NH-35, and some major State Highways connect the city to several major towns and cities.