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This article is about the municipality in West Bengal, India. For 1 its namesake subdivision, see Katwa subdivision. For 2 its namesake community development block, see Katwa I (community development block). For 3 Another namesake community development block, see Katwa II (community development block).
Katwa is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°39′N 88°08′E / 23.65°N 88.13°E / 23.65; 88.13Coordinates: 23°39′N 88°08′E / 23.65°N 88.13°E / 23.65; 88.13
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Bardhaman
 • MP Sunil Mondal
 • MLA Rabindra Nath Chatterjee
 • Total 8.53 km2 (3.29 sq mi)
Elevation 21 m (69 ft)
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 713130
Telephone code 91 3453
Lok Sabha constituency Bardhaman Purba
Vidhan Sabha constituency Katwa

Katwa (Bengali: কাটোয়া) is a town and the headquarters of Katwa subdivision in Bardhaman district of Indian state of West Bengal.


Ajay River Katwa.

Katwa is located at 23°39′N 88°08′E / 23.65°N 88.13°E / 23.65; 88.13. It has an average elevation of 21 m (69 ft). It is situated between the Ajay River and the Bhagirathi River and so bounded by water to the east, west and north.

Gram panchayats under Katwa I Panchayat Samiti are: Koshigram, Goai, Srikhanda, Khajurdihi, Sudpur, Karajgram, Alampur, Gidhagram and Saragram.[1]

Gram panchayats under Katwa II Panchayat Samiti are: Karui, Palsona, Jagadannadapur, Gazipur, Agradwip, Sribati[2] and Singhee.[1]


As of 2001 India census,[3] Katwa had a population of 71,573, 51% male and 49% female. The average literacy rate is 74%, higher than the national average: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 69%. 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Katwa has a total area of 8.53 km² with a population density of 8,391/km².[4] A steady flow of refugees from East Pakistan increased the population of the area in the fifties.[5]


Katwa railway station is a railway junction on Broad Gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) railway line from Calcutta to Malda Town. broad gauge railway line and to Burdwan junction on Howrah-Asansol broad gauge railway line. The Katwa-Burdwan narrow gauge railway line is being converted to broad gauge under project Unigauge. The 26 km Burdwan-Balgona section has been converted to broad gauge in 2013 and EMU train started on the section in February 2014.[6]

People from Katwa[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "List of Pradhan of Gram Panchayats, District: Bardhaman" (PDF). Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2009-08-29. 
  2. ^ Sribati
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  4. ^ Population data on urban units of Bardhaman
  5. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, Bardhaman Jelar Itihas O Lok Sanskriti (History and folklore of Bardhaman District.), (Bengali), Vol I, p57, Radical Impression. ISBN 81-85459-36-3
  6. ^
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