Uttar Kalas – Wikipedia

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Census Town in West Bengal, India

Uttar Kalas is a census town within the jurisdiction of the Magrahat police station in the Magrahat II CD block in the Diamond Harbour subdivision of the South 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal.


Cities and towns in the eastern part of Diamond Harbour subdivision (including Magrahat I & II, Mandirbazar, Mathurapur I & II CD blocks) in South 24 Parganas district
M: municipal city/ town, CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre, N: neighbourhood, T: religious centre
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

Area overview[edit]

Diamond Harbour subdivision is a rural subdivision with patches of urbanization. Only 14.61% of the population lives in the urban areas and an overwhelming 85.39% lives in the rural areas. In the eastern portion of the subdivision (shown in the map alongside) there are 24 census towns. The entire district is situated in the Ganges Delta and the eastern part of the district is a flat plain area with small towns, many in clusters. Location of places in the larger map varies a little. It is an OpenStreetMap, while we are using coordinates as in Google Maps.[3][4][5]

Note: The map alongside presents some of the notable locations in the subdivision. All places marked in the map are linked in the larger full screen map.


Uttar Kalas is located at 22°15′22″N 88°20′49″E / 22.2560°N 88.3470°E / 22.2560; 88.3470. It has an average elevation of 8 metres (26 ft).[6]

Uttar Kalas, Dihi Kalas, Swangrampur and after a small gap Magrahat and Bilandapur form a cluster of census towns in the south-east corner of the Magrahat II CD block, as per the map of the Magrahat II CD block in the District Census Handbook for the South 24 Parganas. Dhamua, Shyampur and Nainan form another cluster of census towns closeby in the Magrahat II CD block.[7]


According to the 2011 Census of India, Uttar Kalas had a total population of 6,474, of which 3,382 (52%) were males and 3,092 (48%) were females. There were 1,086 persons in the age range of 0–6 years. The total number of literate persons was 4,070 (75.54% of the population over 6 years).[8]

According to the 2001 Census of India, Uttar Kalas had a population of 5,437. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. It has an average literacy rate of 56%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 63% and female literacy of 49%. 20% of the population is under 6 years of age.[9]


According to the District Census Handbook 2011, Uttar Kalash covered an area of 0.9 km2. Among the civic amenities, it had 15 km roads with open drains, the protected water supply involved overhead tank. It had 200 domestic electric connections. Among the medical facilities it had 1 maternity and child welfare centre, a nursing home 3 km away, a veterinary hospital 3 km away and 2 medicine shops in the town. Among the educational facilities it had were 1 primary school, 1 secondary school, 1 senior secondary school, the nearest general degree college at Magrahat 3 km away. Three important commodities it produced were: feather duster, magic items and embroidery. It had the branch of a nationalised bank.[10]


Uttar Kalas is on the Usthi-Magrahat Road.[11]

Magra Hat railway station is located nearby.[12]


Kalash High School is a Bengali-medium coeducational institution established in 1947. It has facilities for teaching from class V to class XII.[13]


Magrahat Rural Hospital, with 30 beds, at Magrahat, is the major government medical facility in the Magrahat II CD block.[14]


  1. ^ a b “Fact and Figures”. Wb.gov.in. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  2. ^ “52nd REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR LINGUISTIC MINORITIES IN INDIA” (PDF). Nclm.nic.in. Ministry of Minority Affairs. p. 85. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  3. ^ “District Statistical Handbook 2014 South Twety-four Parganas”. Table 2.1 , 2.2, 2.4b. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  4. ^ “Census of India 2011, West Bengal, District Census Handbook, South Twentyfour Parganas, Series – 20, Part XII-A, Village and Town Directory” (PDF). Page 13, Physiography. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  5. ^ “District Human Development Report: South 24 Parganas”. Chapter 9: Sundarbans and the Remote Islanders, p 290-311. Development & Planning Department, Government of West Bengal, 2009. Archived from the original on 5 October 2016. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  6. ^ “Yahoo maps of Uttar Kalas”. Yahoo maps. Retrieved 28 November 2008.
  7. ^ “Census of India 2011, West Bengal, District Census Handbook, South Twentyfour Parganas, Series – 20, Part XII-A, Village and Town Directory” (PDF). Page 419 – Map of Magrahat II CD block. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  8. ^ “C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)”. 2011 census: West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
  9. ^ “Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)”. Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  10. ^ “District Census Handbook South Twenty Four Parganas, Census of India 2011, Series 20, Part XII A” (PDF). Section II Town Directory, Pages 999-1006 Statement I: Status and Growth History, Pages 1006-1010; Statement II: Physical Aspects and Location of Towns, Pages 1010-1015; Statement III: Civic and other Amenities, Pages 1015-1019; Statement IV: Medical Facilities 2009, Pages 1019-1027 Statement V: Educational, Recreational and Cultural Facilities, Pages 1027- 1029: Statement VI:Industry and Banking. Directorate of Census Operations V, West Bengal. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  11. ^ Google maps
  12. ^ “34814 Sealdah-Diamond Harbour Local”. Time Table. India Rail Info. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  13. ^ “Kalash High School”. ICBSE. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  14. ^ “Health & Family Welfare Department” (PDF). Health Statistics – Hospitals. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 26 November 2019.