Barabazar

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This article is about the town in Purulia district. For the neighbourhood of Kolkata, see Burrabazar.
Barabazar
বড়বাজার
Town
Barabazar is located in West Bengal
Barabazar
Barabazar
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°22′N 86°39′E / 23.36°N 86.65°E / 23.36; 86.65Coordinates: 23°22′N 86°39′E / 23.36°N 86.65°E / 23.36; 86.65
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Purulia
Population (2001)
 • Total 7,572
Languages
 • Official BengaliEnglish
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Jhargram
Vidhan Sabha constituency Bandwan
Website purulia.gov.in

Barabazar is a census town in Purulia district in the state of West Bengal, India.

Geography[edit]

The area forms the lowest step of the Chota Nagpur Plateau. The general scenario is undulating land with scattered hills.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Barabazar had a population of 7572. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Barabazar has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 59% of the literates being male and 41% being female. 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Culture[edit]

There are sixteen remains of Jain temples at Pakbira near Bara Bazar. Some of the remains of temples and images are about 2,000 years old.[3] The Armenian Church of the Holy Nazareth is located in the city's northwestern corner, and is one of the three Armenian Christian churches located in the Kolkata area.

Education[edit]

There are two boys and one girls high schools in Barabazar, Barabahum Higher Secondary School,Barabazar Higher Secondary School and Barabazar Girls High School. Barabazar Bikram Tudu Memorial College is the only college in Barabazar.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Houlton, Sir John, Bihar, the Heart of India, 1949, p. 170, Orient Longmans Ltd.
  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. 
  3. ^ "Historical background". Purulia District. Archived from the original on 2008-01-03. Retrieved 2008-03-02.