Welcome to Nabadwip City
Nabadwip Municipality is an Urban Local Body in West Bengal, IndiaLOCATION MAP
Everybody is welcome to our historical city with a lot of heritage sites. Though our city is existing from historic times, we also have modern amenities present everywhere. Our uniqueness lies in our Heritage, our way of living and our religion. Much of Nabadwip's fame rests upon its being an ancient seat of learning, which has exercised a great influence upon the politics ...
O U R H I S T O R Y
Much of Nabadwip's fame rests upon its being an ancient seat of learning, which has exercised a great influence upon the politics, morals and manners of the Bengalees. It is chiefly noted to be the great school of Nay a Philosophy. But it has also produced scholars in law, literature, astronomy, poetry, grammar etc. Pupils were attracted to Nabadwip from great distances and often spent their life time in their Alma- Maters. The brightest epoch in the history of Nabadwip dates from the era of Chaitanya. Brindaban Das, the celebrated biographer of Sri Chaitanya has rightly said, " No place is equal to Nabadwip on earth because Chaitanya was there incarnated." To his followers, Chaitanya may be an apostle, and incarnate deity. But it is as a reformer and a lover of mankind he is to be looked upon.
O U R G E O G R A P H Y
The town of Nabadwip exists by the western bank of the river, Bhagirathi in the district of Nadia in the State of West Bengal. It is an ancient and unplanned town of an area of 11.66 Sq. Km with its own population of 1,15,036 as per Census - 2001. The density of population is 9,866 per Sq Km. The number of population living in the slums is 49,321 representing 42.78% of its population. This is a flood - prone town which witnessed devastating flood in the years 1971, 1981, 1999, 2000 and 2006. In almost all other years this town experienced flood like situation.
O U R E C O N O M I C S
Nabadwip is chiefly a trading centre. Jute, an agro- I industrial raw material is processed here, stored in the godowns and supplied to the jute - industries. The economy of this town is largely based on hand-loom / weaving industries. The Handloom products produced in the town and its adjoining areas are accumulated in the market known as haat (market). There are units making ready made garments, bidis (indian Cigarattes), and bell-metaled utensils, that is marketed in the local and adjoining areas.