North 24 Parganas is a district in southern West Bengal, of eastern India. It is bordered to Nadia by north, to Bangladesh (Khulna Division) by north and east, to South 24 Parganas and Kolkata by south and to Kolkata, Howrah and Hoogly by west. Barasat is the district headquarters of North 24 Parganas. North 24 Parganas is West Bengal’s most populous district and also the second most populated district in the whole of India. It is the tenth-largest district in the State by area.