Population Of Howrah | Howrah Population 2021

Howrah Population 2021:- Howrah is a city in West Bengal. Howrah is located on the western bank of the Hooghly River opposite its twin city of Kolkata. Administratively it lies within the Howrah district. Howrah is an important transportation hub and gateway to Kolkata and West Bengal.


Howrah Population

To know the actual Population of Howrah 2021, We have to look at the population of the past 20 years. They are as follows:

  • 2001:- 1,007,532
  • 2011:- 1,077,075
  • Howrah Population 2021:- 1,152,470 (Estimated)

By looking at the Population from 2001-2020. The Population of Howrah 2021 according to the estimates is 1,152,470.



Howrah is measured as either the 2nd or 3rd largest city in West Bengal (behind Kolkata, and perhaps Asansol). According to the 2011 Indian census, Howrah had a population of 1,077,075.

Rapid growth was due to an abundance of job opportunities, which resulted in a 100% increase in the male population during this period, whereas the female population grew only by 60%.



Howrah is often termed as Sheffield of the East, Howrah is known as an engineering hub, mainly in the area of the light engineering industry. There are small engineering firms all over Howrah, particularly around the Belilios Road area near Howrah station, However, these businesses are declining in the 21st century.

Burn Standard Company, a major company in the heavy engineering industry, has its oldest manufacturing unit located in Howrah. The Howrah plant of Shalimar Paints was the first large-scale paint manufacturing plant to be set up not only in India but in entire Southeast Asia. The jute industry suffered during the Partition of Bengal when the larger jute production area became part of East Pakistan (Bangladesh). The foundry industry saw a decline in demand due to growth in the steel industry.

Even though it is one of the largest cities in WB, Howrah did not undertake appropriate infrastructure development in the last century. As a result, Howrah is continuing to face perennial problems like traffic congestion, population explosion, and pollution.

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