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Barrackpore Subdivision, under District  of North 24 Parganas in the state of West Bengal, is an old and famous administrative territory, dotted with people from almost all provinces of India. It is a place of historical significance in many ways, and the revolt for independence of 1857 got off to a start from here, by the legendary martyr, Mangal Pandey. 

The present administrative set up of this Sub-Division consists of 16 Municipalities, 2 Blocks, One Cantonment Board, 13 Police Stations. It holds the prestige of having one international Airport.

The only Military Cantonment and Police Training Academy of the state are both located in this Sub-Division. Basically, this is an urbanised Sub-Division. This Sub-Division consists of twelve Assembly Constituencies and two parliamentary constituencies. Equally it is commendable to note that the rate of literacy in this Sub-Division is above the average standard of the state and district.

The subdivision is well connected with road, railways and air. Moreover it enjoys the benefit of important water ways of the Hooghly river which flows through the western part of this subdivision paving the way of setting up of large nos. of industries on its bank like jute, engineering, paper, cotton mills etc, at the very early days besides a strong Small Scale, Cottage and Handicraft sector. The subdivision also  has a strong Human resource connected with many colleges and technical institutions, universities. It offers an attractive destination for  new industries/ investment  in the emerging areas.   

The subdivision has a glorious history of cultural, religious and social developments.

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