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Kandi, Murshidabad

Kandi / কান্দি
Location in West Bengal, India

Coordinates: 23°57′N 88°02′E / 23.95°N 88.03°E / 23.95; 88.03Coordinates: 23°57′N 88°02′E / 23.95°N 88.03°E / 23.95; 88.03{{#coordinates:23.95|N|88.03|E|type:city(55632)_region:|||| |primary |name=

Country Template:Country data India
State West Bengal
District Murshidabad
Elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 55,632
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Postal Code 742137, 742138, 742139, 742140
Vehicle registration WB/57
Lok Sabha constituency Baharampur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Kandi

Kandi is a town and a municipality in Murshidabad district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is headquarters of Kandi subdivision.


Kandi is located at 23°57′N 88°02′E / 23.95°N 88.03°E / 23.95; 88.03{{#coordinates:23.95|N|88.03|E||||| | |name= }}.[1] It has an average elevation of 20 metres (65 feet).

Kandi is a small sub-divisional administrative headquarters in the district of Murshidabad, West Bengal.

It is just 30 km drive from the district headquarters of Berhampore. It has a close proximity to two other districts namely Burdwan & Birbhum.

The town is renowned for one of the oldest municipal bodies in India. It has acquired the status of a municipality way back in 1869.


There are many educational establishments in this place including (Colleges)


  • Kandi Raj High School
  • Kandi Manindra Chandra Girls School,
  • Jemo N.N High School
  • Sri Bishnu High School
  • Bahara Adarsha Vidyapith
  • Bahara Girls School
  • Bagdanga R.S.S Vidyapith
  • Bagdanga P.C. Girls School
  • Chatinakandi Gurupada High School
  • Rasorah Ambika High School etc.

The educational revolution of this place started when Kandi Raj High School was established by converting a theater owned by the Zamindars of the Kandi Raj family. This was done on an appeal by none other than Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, the eminent educationist and social reformer during the renaissance in Bengal.

The Zamindar family, commonly referred to as Rajas have contributed to the spread of education in a commendable way. They also took initiative for female education in and around the Kandi subdivision.

Currently, female education has picked up momentum. There are many educational libraries, sporting clubs in neighbouring villages.

Only one CBSE-affiliated English medium (+2) level is school is situated near kandi, named Saraswati Devi Public School. Near about 600 students learning with complete English medium background. It can help students to fight in various competitive exam near future. In last 4-5 to years a huge number of minority classes people is interested to develop their child from English Medium background. It is very good sign for Kandi sub-division as well as for Murshidabad District. Presently some B.ed, D.ed and Engineering college is also established in Kandi town.


There is a government hospital Kandi Subdivision Hospital in the heart of the town and neighbouring people visit for their medical treatment And also Kandi Animal Hospital in there.


  • Bus

There are in Netaji Subhas Bus Terminal model bus stand route is Berhampore, suri, bolpur, tarapith, rampurhat, burdwan, katwa, asansol etc. the N.B.S.T.C bus services are going to Kolkata & Durgapur from via Kandi, & also S.B.S.T.C Bus services Berhampore suri route from via Kandi is available.

  • Train

There is no train line, only one rail way station, Kandi subdivision is dependent on Salar, Berhampore Court, Sainthia, Khagra etc stations.


The town is proud to be associated with various well known personalities including Ramendra Sundar Trivedi(linguist and educationist and literature), Haraprasad Shastri ( Linguist and Educationist in literature ), Bimal Sinha, Jagadish Sinha (politician), Byomkes Chakrabarti (linguist and educationist), Sarat Chandra Pandit (Dada Thakur), Atish Chandra Sinha. Dr. Bikash Chandra Sinha one of the greatest Nuclear Scientist in India. Presently he works at Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics as a Director in Kolkata.

Banking & Financial Services

  • State Bank Of India, Main Branch
  • State Bank Of India, Bus Stand Branch
  • State Bank Of India, C.C. Rasorah
  • United Bank Of India
  • Allahabad Bank, Radhabazar Branch
  • Allahabad Bank, Main Road- Beside of LICI Building
  • Bank Of Baroda, Khorsa-High Road
  • Bank Of India, Petrol Pump-High Road
  • Bangiya Gramin Vikash Bank, Zemo Branch-School Road
  • Oriental Bank Of Commerce, Hospital Road
  • IDBI Bank, Hospital Road
  • Canada Bank, School Road
  • Kandi Co-Operative Credit Society, Girls School More
  • Life Insurance Corporation Of India, Main Road Branch
  • Axis Bank, Girls School More
  • National Insurance Company Limited, Petrol Pump-High Road.


As of 2001 India census,[2] Kandi had a population of 50,345. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Kandi has an average literacy rate of 65%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 70%, and female literacy is 60%. In Kandi, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

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