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Shibpur or Sibpur is a neighbourhood in Howrah city of Howrah district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA).
Neighbourhood in Howrah
|Coordinates: 22°34′N 88°18′E|
|Metro Station||Howrah Maidan (under construction) and Howrah(under construction)|
|• Type||Municipal Corporation|
|• Body||Howrah Municipal Corporation|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
711101, 711102, 711103, 711104
|Telephone code||+91 33|
|HMC wards||25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 44, 45|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Howrah|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Howrah Madhya and Howrah Dakshin|
It is well known for being the location of the Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, the IIEST Shibpur and the Hajar Hath Kali Temple. The famous Bengali linguist Suniti Kumar Chatterji was born in Shibpur. During British Raj, its name was written as Seebpore.
Recently, parts of administrative headquarters of the West Bengal government have been temporarily shifted to Mandirtala (Nabanna) in Shibpur. Shibpur is under the jurisdiction of Howrah Police Station, Shibpur Police Station, Chatterjeehat Police Station, B. Garden Police Station and Santragachi Police Station of Howrah City Police.