The word “Singur” is believed to a derivative of the word “Singhapur”. In the Sri Lankan Mahavamsa there is mention of two towns – Singhapur and Banganagar, both believed to be located in the ancient Rarh region. Some scholars feel that Singur is the place where ancient Singhapur was located. According to the Sri Lankan chronicles Vijaya, son of Singhabahu, king of Singhapur, sailed from Singhapur, landed in Sri Lanka in 544 BC and became the king. In those days the people of Bengal were known to be seafaring and the mighty Saraswati used to flow through the Singur area. Therefore, this seems to be feasible according to some scholars, but other scholars feel that it is more hearsay than actual proven history.
Singur Development Block is a census town in Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Singur community development block has an area of 155.99 km2. There are 16 nos. of Gram Panchayats and 2 nos. Police Stations under this Block jurisdiction. Singur railway station is 34 km from Howrah Station on the Howrah-Tarakeswar line. It is 2 km ahead of Kamarkundu junction, the crossing point of Howrah-Bardhaman chord and Howrah-Tarakeshwar lines. It is on the Durgapur Expressway/ NH 2 connecting with Maheswarpur. Singur is located at WikiMiniAtlas
22°49′N 88°14′ E / 22.81°N 88.23°E / 22.81; 88.23. It has an average elevation of 14 metres (45 ft), and is situated on the Ganges delta. The several villages comprising Singur include Dewan bheri, Dobandi, Baburberi, Khasherberi, Joymolla, Ujjal Sangha, Beraberi, Bajemelia, Anandanagar, Ratanpur, Gopalnagor, Apurbopur, Jalaghata, Mirzapur, Bankipur, Bonchipota, Nabapally, Beleghata, Khosalpur, Pawnan, Gandarpukur, Choyani,Ratanpur 1 & 2, Singerbheri,Noyapara, Nashibpur,Hakimpur ,Nanda,HabosPota Notun Bazar, Burashanti, Ghanashyampur etc. A river has crossed through one side of Singur. As of 2011 India census, Singur has a population of 276787. Males constitute 50.63% of the population and females 49.37%. Singur has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 71%. In Singur, 9% of the population is under 6 years of age. Purusottampur is the one of the most oldest village in Singur. Adi Biswalakhi Mandir, Dakat Kali Mandir, Santosimar Mandir and Shib Mandir are situated in this village.