Major Cities in West Bengal – Population, Sex Ratio & Literacy Rate

West Bengal ranks 4th in terms of state wise population in India. Total 9,13,47,736 people lives in West Bengal and almost 20% of them lives in 61 cities across the state. These 61 cities includes only those with a population of over 1,00,000. Only Koach Bihar and Birbhum district have no cities falling in this list. North Twenty Four Parganas has the highest number of 22 cities with a population of over 1,00,000 each. Hugli district has 9 cities and Barddhaman has 6 cities that match this criteria.

Population of Cities in West Bengal

Total 1,80,63,509 people lives in these 61 cities. Kolkata alone holds 1/5th of this population. Population in Kolkata Municipality Corporation as of census 2011 is 44,86,679. It excludes sub-urban population of Kolkata. After Kolkata, Haora M Corp has 10,72,161 people living there. Durgapur, Asansol & Siliguri Municipal Corporation are among other big cities in the state.

Male Female Sex Ratio in big Cities in West Bengal

Average Male Female sex ratio among these 61 cities is a little lower than the state average. There are 943 women per 1000 men in cities. The state average is 947 female per 1000 male.
Only Darjiling has higher female ratio in the state. Titagarh in North 24 Parganas has the lowest 852 male-female sex ratio.

Population and Sex Ratio of cities in West Bengal

DistrictCityTotalMaleFemaleSex Ratio
West Bengal913477364692738944420347947
DarjilingSiliguri (M Corp.)509709261218248491951
DarjilingDarjiling (M)12041460114603001003
JalpaiguriJalpaiguri (M)1073515374953602997
JalpaiguriDabgram (P) (CT)1184646070857756951
Uttar DinajpurRaiganj (M)1836829658987093902
Dakshin DinajpurBalurghat (M)1511837567775506998
MaldahEnglish Bazar (M)216083115126100957877
MurshidabadBaharampur (M)19536310043194932945
BarddhamanAsansol (M Corp.)564491293748270743922
BarddhamanKulti (M)313977163819150158917
BarddhamanJamuria (M)1449717557469397918
BarddhamanRaniganj (M)1286246715061474915
BarddhamanDurgapur (M Corp.)566937294349272588926
BarddhamanBarddhaman (M)314638160631154007959
NadiaNabadwip (M)1255286530060228922
NadiaKrishnanagar (M)1522037670075503984
NadiaSantipur (M)1517747704474730970
NadiaKalyani (M)1006205086749753978
North Twenty Four ParganasBongaon (M)1106685641654252962
North Twenty Four ParganasHabra (M)1496757651073165956
North Twenty Four ParganasAshokenagar Kalyangarh (M)1239066255461352981
North Twenty Four ParganasBasirhat (M)1271356439762738974
North Twenty Four ParganasRajarhat Gopalpur (M)404991205560199431970
North Twenty Four ParganasBarasat (M)283443143732139711972
North Twenty Four ParganasMadhyamgram (M)19896410061198353978
North Twenty Four ParganasKanchrapara (M)1221816177060411978
North Twenty Four ParganasHalisahar (M)1268936665460239904
North Twenty Four ParganasNaihati (M)221762112773108989966
North Twenty Four ParganasBhatpara (M)390467207876182591878
North Twenty Four ParganasNorth Barrackpur (M)1348256813666689979
North Twenty Four ParganasBarrackpur (M)1544757950774968943
North Twenty Four ParganasTitagarh (M)1184266393654490852
North Twenty Four ParganasKhardaha (M)1111305679254338957
North Twenty Four ParganasPanihati (M)383522193333190189984
North Twenty Four ParganasKamarhati (M)336579174840161739925
North Twenty Four ParganasBaranagar (M)248466128432120034935
North Twenty Four ParganasSouth Dum Dum (M)410524206558203966987
North Twenty Four ParganasNorth Dum Dum (M)253625128620125005972
North Twenty Four ParganasDum Dum (M)1176376103956598927
North Twenty Four ParganasBidhan Nagar (M)218323111363106960960
HugliBansberia (M)1037995380749992929
HugliHugli-Chinsurah (M)1772098895288257992
HugliBhadreswar (M)1013345331848016901
HugliChampdani (M)1109835929651687872
HugliChandannagar (M Corp.)1669498425782692981
HugliBaidyabati (M)1210816255058531936
HugliSerampore (M)1833399451488825940
HugliRishra (M)1245856676757818866
HugliUttarpara Kotrung (M)1623868281579571961
BankuraBankura (M)1380367073467302951
PuruliyaPuruliya (M)1214366252058916942
HaoraBally (M)291972156734135238863
HaoraBally (CT)1157155995155764930
HaoraHaora (M Corp.)1072161560577511584913
HaoraUluberia (M)222175114144108031946
KolkataKolkata (M Corp.)448667923626622124017899
South Twenty Four ParganasMaheshtala (M)449423231044218379945
South Twenty Four ParganasRajpur Sonarpur (M)423806215983207823962
Paschim MedinipurMedinipur (M)1691278536283765981
Paschim MedinipurKharagpur (M)206923106735100188939
Purba MedinipurHaldia (M)20076210485295910915

Child population and Sex Ratio of major cities in West Bengal

7.9% of total population in these cities are under 6 years of age. Average Child Sex ratio in cities is 943, which again is lower than the state average of 950. Bally city in Haora district has surprisingly high, 1185 girls per 1000 boys. Other than Bally no other city has higher higher girl sex ratio in Bengal. English Bazar city in Maldah district has a child sex ratio of just 781.

DistrictCity0-6 Population% of TotalBoysGirlsSex Ratio
West Bengal1011259911.0751872644925335950
DarjilingSiliguri (M Corp.)482509.472502323227928
DarjilingDarjiling (M)65475.4434403107903
JalpaiguriJalpaiguri (M)80757.5241243951958
JalpaiguriDabgram (P) (CT)1447212.2274277045949
Uttar DinajpurRaiganj (M)2054711.19105769971943
Dakshin DinajpurBalurghat (M)93916.2147574634974
MaldahEnglish Bazar (M)3321115.371864714564781
MurshidabadBaharampur (M)132286.7767416487962
BarddhamanAsansol (M Corp.)560149.922936326651908
BarddhamanKulti (M)3337510.631732116054927
BarddhamanJamuria (M)1755612.1190178539947
BarddhamanRaniganj (M)1483311.5377597074912
BarddhamanDurgapur (M Corp.)505128.912595924553946
BarddhamanBarddhaman (M)221047.031139410710940
NadiaNabadwip (M)83886.6843294059938
NadiaKrishnanagar (M)107947.0956245170919
NadiaSantipur (M)129758.5565656410976
NadiaKalyani (M)76047.5638903714955
North 24 ParganasBongaon (M)84527.6443874065927
North 24 ParganasHabra (M)112117.4957995412933
North 24 ParganasAshokenagar Kalyangarh (M)88857.1745644321947
North 24 ParganasBasirhat (M)107198.4355045215947
North 24 ParganasRajarhat Gopalpur (M)340888.421735416734964
North 24 ParganasBarasat (M)214687.571093210536964
North 24 ParganasMadhyamgram (M)152487.6677697479963
North 24 ParganasKanchrapara (M)85326.9844064126936
North 24 ParganasHalisahar (M)106008.3555135087923
North 24 ParganasNaihati (M)174427.8790578385926
North 24 ParganasBhatpara (M)324988.321687915619925
North 24 ParganasNorth Barrackpur (M)82656.1343103955918
North 24 ParganasBarrackpur (M)106716.9155535118922
North 24 ParganasTitagarh (M)108169.1357295087888
North 24 ParganasKhardaha (M)65795.9234063173932
North 24 ParganasPanihati (M)246786.431259912079959
North 24 ParganasKamarhati (M)238637.091232411539936
North 24 ParganasBaranagar (M)150166.0477127304947
North 24 ParganasSouth Dum Dum (M)269006.551373413166959
North 24 ParganasNorth Dum Dum (M)172906.8288718419949
North 24 ParganasDum Dum (M)66785.6834843194917
North 24 ParganasBidhan Nagar (M)127865.8665006286967
HugliBansberia (M)87218.4045184203930
HugliHugli-Chinsurah (M)114096.4457635646980
HugliBhadreswar (M)89818.8646744307921
HugliChampdani (M)1160410.4660175587929
HugliChandannagar (M Corp.)107166.4255145202943
HugliBaidyabati (M)81546.7341643990958
HugliSerampore (M)128176.9965476270958
HugliRishra (M)114309.1760155415900
HugliUttarpara Kotrung (M)111406.8658155325916
BankuraBankura (M)107607.8055025258956
PuruliyaPuruliya (M)114919.4658775614955
HaoraBally (M)3185910.9114583172761185
HaoraBally (CT)95848.2848794705964
HaoraHaora (M Corp.)830107.744315539855924
HaoraUluberia (M)2518711.341299112196939
KolkataKolkata (M Corp.)3000526.69155475144577930
South Twenty Four ParganasMaheshtala (M)434699.672221021259957
South Twenty Four ParganasRajpur Sonarpur (M)315887.451618615402952
Paschim MedinipurMedinipur (M)143658.4972597106979
Paschim MedinipurKharagpur (M)177318.5790848647952
Purba MedinipurHaldia (M)2112210.521079910323956

Literacy rate in Cities in West Bengal

Average effective literacy rate in cities of West Bengal are a bit higher than the State average of 77% and reaches almost 88% (87.89). 91% male population living in cities with population over 1 lakh are literate where only 84% female population are literate.
In cities like Khardaha, Dum Dum and some others in North Twenty Four Parganas, effective literacy rate for both male and female population is above 90%. Jamuria in Barddhaman has the lowest female literacy rate of just 64%.

Effective Literacy Rate in Cities in West Bengal

DistrictCity7+ Population7+ Male7+ FemaleLiterateLiteracy RateMaleFemale% Male% Female
West Bengal8123513741740125394950126261455677.08345081592810639782.6771.16
DarjilingSiliguri (M Corp.)46145923619522526439436685.4620979218457488.8281.94
DarjilingDarjiling (M)113867566745719310724294.18547105253296.5391.85
JalpaiguriJalpaiguri (M)9927649625496519045591.11464844397193.6788.56
JalpaiguriDabgram (P) (CT)10399253281507117693073.98427813414980.2967.34
Uttar DinajpurRaiganj (M)163135860137712213321581.66724756074084.2678.76
Dakshin DinajpurBalurghat (M)141792709207087213023091.85669546327694.4189.28
MaldahEnglish Bazar (M)182872964798639315487584.69824287244785.4483.86
MurshidabadBaharampur (M)182135936908844516444590.29865357791092.3688.09
BarddhamanAsansol (M Corp.)50847726438524409243130084.8223668319461789.5279.73
BarddhamanKulti (M)28060214649813410421488976.581233809150984.2268.24
BarddhamanJamuria (M)12741566557608589315273.11543993875381.7363.68
BarddhamanRaniganj (M)11379159391544008929378.47502503904384.6171.77
BarddhamanDurgapur (M Corp.)51642526839024803545360487.8424717620642892.183.23
BarddhamanBarddhaman (M)29253414923714329726056489.0713806712249792.5285.48
NadiaNabadwip (M)117140609715616910279387.75555694722491.1484.07
NadiaKrishnanagar (M)141409710767033312857490.92662626231293.2388.6
NadiaSantipur (M)138799704796832011302881.43604205260885.7377
NadiaKalyani (M)9301646977460398255388.75435913896292.7984.63
North 24 ParganasBongaon (M)10221652029501879225390.25487994345493.7986.58
North 24 ParganasHabra (M)138464707116775312580090.85664955930594.0487.53
North 24 ParganasAshokenagar Kalyangarh (M)115021579905703110633792.45553985093995.5389.32
North 24 ParganasBasirhat (M)116416588935752310273788.25539134882491.5484.88
North 24 ParganasRajarhat Gopalpur (M)37090318820618269733718890.9117568016150893.3488.4
North 24 ParganasBarasat (M)26197513280012917523688190.4212369211318993.1487.62
North 24 ParganasMadhyamgram (M)183716928429087416563090.16866827894893.3786.88
North 24 ParganasKanchrapara (M)113649573645628510319490.8542134898194.5187.02
North 24 ParganasHalisahar (M)116293611415515210378989.25569214686893.184.98
North 24 ParganasNaihati (M)20432010371610060418345889.79966268683293.1686.31
North 24 ParganasBhatpara (M)35796919099716697230736285.8617204213532090.0881.04
North 24 ParganasNorth Barrackpur (M)126560638266273411995494.78618105814496.8492.68
North 24 ParganasBarrackpur (M)143804739546985012845989.33681596030092.1686.33
North 24 ParganasTitagarh (M)10761058207494038735681.18505663679086.8774.47
North 24 ParganasKhardaha (M)10455153386511659984895.5516684818096.7894.17
North 24 ParganasPanihati (M)35884418073417811033292492.7817178816113695.0590.47
North 24 ParganasKamarhati (M)31271616251615020027587088.2214754712832390.7985.43
North 24 ParganasBaranagar (M)23345012072011273021584992.4611434710150294.7290.04
North 24 ParganasSouth Dum Dum (M)38362419282419080035609292.8218345417263895.1490.48
North 24 ParganasNorth Dum Dum (M)23633511974911658621737191.9811296710440494.3489.55
North 24 ParganasDum Dum (M)110959575555340410375793.51541534960494.0992.88
North 24 ParganasBidhan Nagar (M)20553710486310067418588590.44976048828193.0887.69
HugliBansberia (M)9507849289457898151485.73446713684390.6380.46
HugliHugli-Chinsurah (M)165800831898261115243791.94787807365794.789.16
HugliBhadreswar (M)9235348644437098024986.89444933575691.4781.8
HugliChampdani (M)9937953279461008188382.3946888349958875.91
HugliChandannagar (M Corp.)156233787437749014157290.62733936817993.2187.98
HugliBaidyabati (M)112927583865454110059089.08532174737391.1586.86
HugliSerampore (M)170522879678255515346089.99815927186892.7587.05
HugliRishra (M)113155607525240310058188.89561554442692.4384.78
HugliUttarpara Kotrung (M)151246770007424613786991.16719766589393.4888.75
BankuraBankura (M)127276652326204411107387.27602725080192.481.88
PuruliyaPuruliya (M)10994556643533029053482.34502764025888.7675.53
HaoraBally (M)26011314215111796221690283.391195089739484.0782.56
HaoraBally (CT)10613155072510599566590.14515344413193.5886.43
HaoraHaora (M Corp.)98915151742247172988881789.8647778141103692.3487.13
HaoraUluberia (M)1969881011539583515982681.13862107361685.2376.82
KolkataKolkata (M Corp.)418662722071871979440364821087.141966122168208889.0884.98
South Twenty Four ParganasMaheshtala (M)40595420883419712033544082.6317976215567886.0878.98
South Twenty Four ParganasRajpur Sonarpur (M)39221819979719242135715491.0618837416878094.2887.71
Paschim MedinipurMedinipur (M)154762781037665913930390.01729486635593.486.56
Paschim MedinipurKharagpur (M)189192976519154116391586.64890757484091.2281.76
Purba MedinipurHaldia (M)179640940538558715998489.06881257185993.783.96
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