North 24 Parganas district is a district in southern West Bengal, of eastern India. North 24 Parganas extends in the [tropical zone] from latitude 22º11’6″ north to 23º15’2″ north and from longitude 88º20′ east to 89º5′ east. It is bordered to Nadia by north, to Bangladesh(Khulna Division) by north and east, to South 24 Parganas and Kolkata by south and to Kolkata, Howrah and Hoogly by west. Barasat is the district headquarters of North 24 Parganas.
North 24 Parganas is West Bengal’s most populous district] and (following the splitting of the Thane districtof Maharashtra in 2014) the most populated district in the whole of India. It is also the tenth-largest district in the State by area.
The district lies within the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta. The river Ganges flows along the entire west border of the district. There are many other rivers, which include the Ichhamati, Jamuna, and Bidyadhari. Latitude: 23°15’North – 22°11′ North Longitude: 89°5’East – 88°20′ East
Economy- Muslims are mainly engaged in farming, fishing and other agricultural activities. The average size of agricultural landholdings in 3.2 Bighas. Hindu refugees from Bangladesh form a major part of the industrial workforce. North 24 Parganas is one of the less economically backward districts of West Bengal, but there is chronic poverty in the southern half of the District ( the Sundarbans area ).
The Information Technology hub of Kolkata is at this district, which is the centre of some of the notable IT/ITES Indianand multinational companies. Around 1.2 Lakh people are Employed in Sector V and Sector III.The area is administered by Naba Diganta Industrial Township Authority.
According to the 2011 census North 24 Parganas district has a population of 10,082,852, This gives it a ranking of 2nd in India (out of a total of 640) and 1st in its state. The district has a population density of 2,463 inhabitants per square kilometre (6,380 /sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 12.86%. North Twenty Four Parganas has a sex ratio of 949 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 84.95%.