About North 24 Parganas
The North 24 Parganas placed in the Presidency are made up of 5 subdivisions of the Greater 24 Parganas namely Barasat (Headquarters), Barrackpore, Basirhat, Bangon and Bidhannagar (a satellite township of West bengal, popularly known as Salt Lake). According to Ptolemy's Geography, written in the second century A.D., the ancient land of Gangaridi was extended between the Bhagirathi-Hoogly (lower Ganges) and Padma-Meghna rivers. The present 24th Parganas was located at the southern end of the plateau. The name is derived from the number of paranas or sections contained in the Calcutta Mine which was given to East India Company by Mir Jafar in 1757.
District North 24 Parganas is proud to have the birthplace of the famous author and composer of the "Bande Mataram" the National Anthem of India. Bankim Chandra was born in Naihati in the Barrackpur Sub-Division region.
The region has an area of 4049 km2.
There are 5 total districts in North 24 Parganas.
There are 1518 villages in the region.
There are a total of 16 towns in the region.
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