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Simla is a census town in Chinsurah Mogra CD Block in Chinsurah subdivision of Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is under Chinsurah police station.[1]

Census Town
Simla is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Simla is located in India
Simla (India)
Coordinates: 22°44′N 88°19′E / 22.74°N 88.32°E / 22.74; 88.32Coordinates: 22°44′N 88°19′E / 22.74°N 88.32°E / 22.74; 88.32
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Hooghly
Elevation 1,959 m (6,427 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 15,998
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-WB
Vehicle registration WB



As per 2011 Census of India Simla had a total population of 15,998 of which 7,941 (50%) were males and 8,047 (50%) were females. Population below 6 years was 1,299. The total number of literates in Simla was 12,552 (85.39 % of the population over 6 years).[3]

The following Municipalities and Census Towns in Hooghly district were part of Kolkata Urban Agglomeration in 2011 census: Bansberia (M), Hugli-Chinsurah (M), Bara Khejuria (Out Growth), Shankhanagar (CT), Amodghata (CT), Chak Bansberia (CT), Naldanga (CT), Kodalia (CT), Kulihanda (CT), Simla (CT), Dharmapur (CT), Bhadreswar (M), Champdani (M), Chandannagar (M Corp.), Baidyabati (M), Serampore (M), Rishra (M), Rishra (CT), Bamunari (CT), Dakshin Rajyadharpur (CT), Nabagram Colony (CT), Konnagar (M), Uttarpara Kotrung (M), Raghunathpur (PS-Dankuni) (CT), Kanaipur (CT) and Keota (CT).[4]

As of the 2001 Indian census,[5] Simla had a population of 13,632. Males constituted 51% of the population and females 49%. Simla had an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy was 77%, and female literacy was 67%. In Simla, 10% of the population was under 6 years of age.


  1. ^ District-wise list of statutory towns Archived 2007-08-09 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Yahoo maps of Simla". Yahoo maps. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  3. ^ "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". 2011 census: West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011" (PDF). Constituents of Urban Agglomeration Having Population Above 1 Lakh. Census of India 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.