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ABOUT DISTRICT

This district with its Headquarters located at Chinsurah town is within the Burdwan Division of the State of West Bengal. So far history goes, the name “Hooghly” is derived probably from the ‘HOGLA’, a tall reed, which grows in abundance on the riverbanks and in the marshy low lands below them. At dawn of history this part of the country was probably included in the territory held by the Suhmas, a tribe mentioned in juxtaposition with the Angas, Vangas and Pundras in the Mahabharata and also in the Mahabhashya, a grammar dating back to the second century B.C.

Source : Bengal District Gazetteer, Hooghly by L.S.S. O’ Malley

DISTRICT AT GLANCE

DM
District Magistrate & Collector DEEPAP PRIYA P , IAS

HELPLINE NUMBERS

  • Citizen's Call center -
    155300
  • Child Helpline -
    1098
  • Women Helpline -
    1091
  • Fire Services -
    26802309
  • Rescue & Relief -
    1070
  • Ambulance -
    102, 108
  • Hanseswari
  • Bandel church hooghly
  • Imambara hooghly