Rajpur Sonarpur

Rajpur Sonarpur

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<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities for details -->Rajpur Sonarpur () is a city and a municipality under Sonarpur police station of Baruipur subdivision in South 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. While they form a common municipality both the places are also identified individually.


Rajpur is located at It has an average elevation of .

Sonarpur is located at It has an average elevation of .


A fairly detailed time line for the history of Sonarpur is available on the internet:


India census. and 336,707 respectively. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Rajpur Sonarpur has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 73%. In Rajpur Sonarpur, 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.

With the partition of India there was a massive influx of refugees from East Pakistan into Kolkata and its peripheral areas. Of over a million refugees who entered West Bengal in 1950 alone settled mostly in squatter colonies between Naihati and Sonarpur on the east bank of the Hooghly and between Mogra and Uluberia on the west bank.Chatterjee, Nilanjana, The East Bengal Refugees – A Lesson in Survival, in Calcutta, the Living City, Vol II, edited by Sukanta Chaudhuri, pp 74-75,...
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