It is the headquarters of the district, and also the headquarters of Howrah Sadar subdivision of the district.
Geography of Howrah
Howrah District is located on the western bank of the river Hooghly. The north side is bounded by the Arambagh and Serampore subdivisions of the Hooghly district, on east side by Kolkata and Barrackpur, on south side by Tamluk subdivision of the Midnapur district; and on the west partially by the Tamluk and Ghatal subdivisions of the latter district and partly by the Arambagh subdivision of the Hooghly district.
Boundaries of the district is naturally determined by Bhagirathi-Hooghly river on east and south-east side and Rupnarayan River on west and south-west side. On north side, the boundary is an artificial one except for Bally Canal on north-east and Damodar River on north-west.
Latitude of Howrah city : 22° 48' to 22° 12' North
Longitude of Howrah city : 88° 23' to 87° 50' East
The city is connected to Kolkata over the Hooghly River by the huge Howrah Bridge and Vidyasagar Setu Bridge. It is second largest city in West Bengal.The name came from the word "haor" -- meaning in Bengali, a place for exit of water and mud.
Sub-Division in Howrah district
In Howrah district there is 2 Sub-Division.
Howrah Sadar Sub-Division
Howrah Uluberia Sub-Division
Blocks in Howrah District
In Howrah district there is 15 Development Blocks
Railways Station in Howrah District
Ulubaria Railway Station
Black Diamond Express
Bauria Junction Railway Station
Howrah Railway Station
Sankrail Railway Station
Mourigram Railway Station
Deulti Railway Station
Bus Station in Howrah District
Amta Bus Station
Howrah Bus Station
Tourist Place in Howrah District
Howrah Bridge or the Rabindra Setu
The Great Banyan Trees
Indian Botanic Garden
Belur Math & temple
Second Hooghly Bridge or Vidyasagar Setu
University in Howrah District
Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur
Engineering college in Howrah District
Netaji Subhash Engineering College
Seacom Engineering College
M.C.K.V. INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING
International Institute of Management Sciences
Calcutta Institute of Technology
Institute of Engineering & Management
Bengal Eng and Science University , Shibpur
Colleges in Howrah District
ABSS Institute of Higher Education
Azad Hind Fouz Smriti Mahavidyalaya
Bijoykrishna Girls College
Dr. Kanailal Bhattacharya College
Jaypur Panchanan Roy College
Narasinha Dutt College
Calcutta Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology & Allied Health Sciences
Medical College in Howrah District
Netai Charan Chakravarty Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital
Mahesh Bhattacharya Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital
Economy of Howrah District
Major industries in Howrah District are cotton mills, glass factories, iron and steel rolling mills, and chemical production units. Howrah is also famous for its traditional jute handicraft.
Rice, potatoes, coconut, and jute are the major crops.