The Municipality is divided into 22 wards covering 22.5 km², with population of 113,120 as per 2001 census, out of which 30% are currently under the below poverty level (whereas, BPL average percentage in West Bengal as per 2001 census is 31.58%).
Basirhat Municipality was established on 1st April, 1869. It was constituted by Basirhat Mauza and 13 surrounding Mouzas. The entire area covered was 22.01 sq km. According to the Census 1981, the population was 81, 040. ...more
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