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Hooghly - a snapshot

The Factory-Showroom of Ergoflex is located in a prominent location of Bandel in Hoogly district of West Bengal.

The district of Hooghly derived its name from the town of Hooghly on the west bank of the Hugli River. This town was a major river port for trade in India before colonialism.

The district has a rich heritage steeped in history and culture. The first European to reach this area was the Portuguese sailor Vasco Da Gama. In 1536 Portuguese traders obtained a permit from Sultan Mahmud Shah to trade in this area. In those days the Hooghly River was the main route for transportation and Hooghly served as an excellent trading port.


The Hooghly Industrial Belt is one of the oldest and largest industrial area in India comprising of innumerable large, medium and small scale factories. Millions of industrial workers are engaged here in transport and tertiary services, jute industry, engineering and cotton textile industries. On the basis of the value of industrial output, transport and tertiary industry comes on the top followed by jute manufacturing, chemicals, iron and steel, non-jute textiles and food products.

From Hooghly you will get access to other prominent districts of West Bengal like North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas, Nadia and Howrah.


The headquarters of the district are at Hooghly-Chinsura (Chuchura). There are four subdivisions: Chinsura Sadar, Serampore, Chandannagar, and Arambag.


from north of Kolkata


Total Population

(2011-21 census)


Industrial workers


Largest industrial area in India

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