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Bhairab Bridge, Islampur
|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Murshidabad|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Raninagar|
The town is situated on the bank of river Bhairab. The entry to the town from Berhampur is across the Bhairab Bridge. It is situated 25 km from the district town Berhampur, on the State Highway of Berhampur-Domkal-Jalangi and Berhampur-Islampur-Seikhpara-Sagarpara. A little football ground is situated at the heart of Islampur called Netaji Park Playground just 2 minutes walking distance from the Islampur Bus stand towards north.
In the last decade or so the population of Islampur has increased by almost 10 times. It constitute of two census towns- Islampur and Harharia-Chak according to the 2011 Census of India. According to the census of 2011, the total population of Islampur and Chak-Harharia was 24,430. The male population was 12402 and the female was 12082.
Road - The town is well connected by road with other parts of the districts. Bus service to Baharampur is available frequently. There is direct bus service to Kolkata 3 times a day. Direct bus to Malda and Coochbehar is also available. Traker service is also available. To get around within the town cycle rickshaw is the only thing available.
You can get a scenic view of River Bhairab from the town. There is old 'Jamidar' Bari in Islampur. You can get a glimpse of past jamidari system there though very few things are remaining. If you get into Chak, you will get some flavor of Old Bengal cities, narraow lanes, old houses and a large number of hanlooms weaving Khadi and Silks
The entertainment quotient here is very less. Only one theatre is running here. Very few sports grounds are here and no park.A park along the bank of the river Bhairab.
The town has a heritage school named Chak Islampur S.C.M. High School, which was established as early as 1878. Presently Islampur has one general degree college, one coeducational high school, two girls' high schools and one Madrasa, as well as several private nursery schools and government primary schools.
Murshidabad Adarsha Mahavidyalaya was established in 1981 at Islampur. Affiliated with the University of Kalyani, it offers honours courses in Bengali, English, history, philosophy and political science.
- "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Murshidabad". Table 2.1. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original on 29 July 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
- "Murshidabad Adarsha Mahavidyalaya". MAM. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
- "Health & Family Welfare Department". Health Statistics. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 19 September 2017.