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South 24 Pargana Districts

About the District

South 24 Pargana, also written as 24 Pargana (South) is an administrative district of West Bengal with its headquarters at Alipore. On one side the district forms a conglomeration of the kolkata city population owing to its close proximity to the city. And on the other it has the remote riverine villages of the Sundarbans.

These estuarine forests of Sunderbans spread over an area of some 9630 sq. kms of which 70% of the area is under saline water making it difficult jobs for honey-catchers, prawn-catchers and fishermen.

Sunderban’s exclusive variety of birds include Heron, Egret, Cormorant, Fishing Engle, White Bellied Sea Eagle, Seagul, Tern, Kingfisher as well as migratory birds like Whimprel, Black-tailed Godwit, Little Stint, Eastern Knot, Curlew, Sandpiper, Golden Plover, Pintail, White-eyed Pochard and also Whistling teal. The aquatic and reptile life forms include Olive Ridley sea turtle, hardshelled Batgur Terrapin, Pythons, King Cobra, Chequered Killback, Monitor and Lizards including the Salvator lizards. Hence Sunderbans can be righteously considered as nature’s own finale of beauty.


Ganga Sagar, Sundarban, BakKhali & Frasergunj

For tourism in Sunderban, click here

Facts & Figures

Area8165.05 sq. km
Forest Land 1705.80 sq. km
Latitude200 20" to 220 06" N
Longitude880 20" to 880 60" E
Population (2001)69, 09,015
Males35, 64,241
Females33, 44,774
Population density694 per sq. km
Sex Ratio938 females per 1000 males
Literacy Rate70.16%
No. of Sub-Division05
No. of Blocks29
Average rainfall1750 mm to 1770 mm
TemperatureMax.: 36.3 0C; Min.: 13.60C
STD Code033

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