Habra

Habra

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Habra () is a city, a municipality and a police station of Barasat sadar subdivision in North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is an administrative subdivision. Habra is situated on the Jessore Road between Kolkata and the Bangladesh border at Petrapole. Its location makes it an important town for export and import of goods between India and Bangladesh.

History

Under British rule it was a base for Royal Air Force fighters.

Geography

Habra is located at . It has an average elevation of 13&nbsp;metres (42&nbsp;feet).

Demographics

India census, Habra had a population of 127,695. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Habra has an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 74%. In Habra, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Transport

It is 45&nbsp;km from Sealdah Station and 22&nbsp;km from Barasat on the Sealdah-Bangaon branch line of Eastern Railway. It is part of the Kolkata Suburban Railway system.Habra Railway Station is on Station Road and beside of Habra High School.Station Road is directly connected on NH 35 (JessoreRoad).

Buses from Habra Bus Terminal are directly connected to Naihati, Maslandapur, Bangaon, Barasat, Nagarukhra, Kalyani, Basirhut,......
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