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Sinthee or Sinthi is a neighbourhood of North Kolkata[1]in Kolkata district, West Bengal, India.

Sinthee
Neighbourhood in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Sinthee is located in Kolkata
Sinthee
Sinthee
Location in Kolkata
Sinthee is located in West Bengal
Sinthee
Sinthee
Sinthee (West Bengal)
Coordinates: 22°37′41″N 88°23′04″E / 22.62806°N 88.38444°E / 22.62806; 88.38444Coordinates: 22°37′41″N 88°23′04″E / 22.62806°N 88.38444°E / 22.62806; 88.38444
Country India
StateWest Bengal
CityKolkata
DistrictKolkata
Metro StationDum Dum
Kolkata Suburban RailwayDum Dum Junction
Municipal CorporationKolkata Municipal Corporation
KMC ward2
Population
 • TotalFor population see linked KMC ward page
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Area code(s)+91 33
Lok Sabha constituencyKolkata Uttar
Vidhan Sabha constituencyKashipur-Belgachhia

HistoryEdit

The East India Company obtained from the Mughal emperor Farrukhsiyar, in 1717, the right to rent from 38 villages surrounding their settlement. Of these 5 lay across the Hooghly in what is now Howrah district. The remaining 33 villages were on the Calcutta side. After the fall of Siraj-ud-daulah, the last independent Nawab of Bengal, it purchased these villages in 1758 from Mir Jafar, and reorganised them. These villages were known en-bloc as Dihi Panchannagram and Sinthee was one of them. It was considered to be a suburb beyond the limits of the Maratha Ditch.[2][3][4]

GeographyEdit

LocationEdit

Sinthee is surrounded by Dum Dum, Bediapara, Dutta Nagar, Purba Sinthee in the east, Satpukur and Dumdum road in the south, Baranagar in the north, Cossipore & Barrackpore Trunk Road in the west.

Police districtEdit

Sinthee police station is part of the North and North Suburban division of Kolkata Police. Located at 145/1 South Sinthi Road, Kolkata-700050, it has jurisdiction over Sinthee neighbourhood/ Ward No. 2 of Kolkata Municipal Corporation.[5][6]

Amherst Street Women police station covers all police districts under the jurisdiction of the North and North Suburban division i.e. Amherst Street, Jorabagan, Shyampukur, Cossipore, Chitpur, Sinthi, Burtolla and Tala.[5]

LandmarksEdit

External linksEdit

  Kolkata/Northern fringes travel guide from Wikivoyage

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kolkata Statistics". Kolkata Municipal Corporation. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
  2. ^ "District Census Handbook Kolkata, Census of India 2011, Series 20, Part XII A" (PDF). Pages 6-10: The History. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  3. ^ Cotton, H.E.A., Calcutta Old and New, first published 1909/reprint 1980, pages 103-4 and 221, General Printers and Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
  4. ^ Nair, P.Thankappan, The Growth and Development of Old Calcutta, in Calcutta, the Living City, Vol. I, pp. 14-15, Edited by Sukanta Chaudhuri, Oxford University Press, 1995 edition.
  5. ^ a b "Kolkata Police". North and North Suburban Division. KP. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  6. ^ Kolkata: Detail Maps of 141 Wards with Street Directory, Fourth Impression 2003, Map No. 1, D.P.publication and Sales Concern, 66 College Street, Kolkata - 700 073.