Aiho

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Aiho
আইহো
Town
Aiho is located in West Bengal
Aiho
Aiho
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 24°58′N 88°14′E / 24.96°N 88.24°E / 24.96; 88.24Coordinates: 24°58′N 88°14′E / 24.96°N 88.24°E / 24.96; 88.24
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Malda
Population (2001)
 • Total 5,407
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Maldaha Uttar
Vidhan Sabha constituency Maldaha
Website malda.nic.in

Aiho is a census town in Habibpur (Community development blok) in Malda Sadar subdivision of Malda district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Geography[edit]

Aiho is located at 24°58′N 88°14′E / 24.96°N 88.24°E / 24.96; 88.24.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Aiho had a population of 5,407. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Aiho has an average literacy rate of 61%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 54% of the males and 46% of females literate. 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Etymology[edit]

Aiho is a beautiful village sandwiched between two rivers Tangon and Mahananda. Due to its confluence with two big rivers specially Mahananda, Aiho has got a long history of its culture, trade and lifestyle. Mohona(the rejuvenated connecting point of Tangon and Mahananda) is the main port. A few hundred years ago, large boats were the main mode of communication at Aiho with other neighboring villages and trade hubs. The sailors of these large boats were mainly from Bihar. They used to call the passengers as "Rahi ho to ahio" to embark on their boats. "Rahi" means passenger,"ahio" means please come. From that, the village got the name "Rahio" which later changed to "Ahio" and lately called Aiho.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yahoo maps location of Aiho". Yahoo maps. Retrieved 2008-12-21. 
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.