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Balagarh is a village in Balagarh CD Block in Chinsurah subdivision of Hooghly district in the state of West Bengal, India.

Balagarh is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Balagarh is located in India
Balagarh (India)
Coordinates: 23°07′21″N 88°27′48″E / 23.122444°N 88.463278°E / 23.122444; 88.463278Coordinates: 23°07′21″N 88°27′48″E / 23.122444°N 88.463278°E / 23.122444; 88.463278
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Hooghly
Elevation 15 m (49 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 2,365
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 712501 (Balagarh)
Telephone/STD code 03454
Lok Sabha constituency Hooghly
Vidhan Sabha constituency Balagarh



As per the 2011 Census of India, Balagarh had a total population of 2,365 of which 1,213 (51%) were males and 1,152 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 188. The total number of literates in Balagarh was 1,968 (90.40% of the population over 6 years).[1]

Police stationEdit

Balagarh police station has jurisdiction over Balagarh CD Block.[2][3]


Balagarh is a station on the Bandel-Katwa Branch Line. It is part of the Kolkata Suburban Railway network.[4]

The State Highway 6 (West Bengal), running from Rajnagar (in Birbhum district) to Alampur (in Howrah district) passes through Balagarh.[5]


Balagarh Bijoy Krishna Mahavidyalaya, a general degree college, was established in Jirat, near Balagarh in 1985. It is affiliated with the University of Burdwan and offers honours courses in Bengali, English, political science, history, mathematics and accountancy.[6][7]

Balagarh High School is an another school in Balagarh Block.


  1. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 20 June 2017. 
  2. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Hooghly". Tables 2.1, 2.2,. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 20 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "Hooghly District Police". West Bengal Police. Retrieved 20 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "37911 Howrah Katwa Local". Indiarailinfo. Retrieved 4 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "List of State Highways in West Bengal". West Bengal Traffic Police. Retrieved 20 June 2017. 
  6. ^ "Balagarh Bijoy Krishna Mahavidyalaya". BBKM. Retrieved 30 June 2017. 
  7. ^ "Balagarh Bejoy Krishna Mahavidyala". College Admission. Retrieved 30 June 2017.