Begampur, India

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Begampur
বেগমপুর
Town
Begampur is located in West Bengal
Begampur
Begampur
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°44′N 88°14′E / 22.74°N 88.24°E / 22.74; 88.24Coordinates: 22°44′N 88°14′E / 22.74°N 88.24°E / 22.74; 88.24
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Hooghly
Elevation 15 m (49 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 9,545
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Hooghly
Vidhan Sabha constituency Singur

Begampur is a census town in Hooghly district in the state of West Bengal, India. It is under Chanditala police station in Srirampore subdivision.[1]

Geography[edit]

Begampur is located at 22°44′N 88°14′E / 22.74°N 88.24°E / 22.74; 88.24. It has an average elevation of 15 metres (49 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Begampur had a population of 9545. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Begampur has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 53% of the literates being male and 47% being female. 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Economics[edit]

Shantipur, Dhaniakhali, Begampur, and Farasdanga are the main cotton weaving centres in West Bengal which are involved in the weaving of fine-textured saris and dhotis. The saris of Begampur have deep and bright colours.[3] Begampur also produces the gorgeous jamdani saris.[4]

Transport[edit]

Begampur is 23 kilometres (14 mi) from Howrah on the Howrah-Bardhaman chord line and is part of the Kolkata Suburban Railway system.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "District-wise list of stautory towns". Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  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. ^ "Crafts and Artisans of India". Textiles of West Bengal. craftandartisans.com. Archived from the original on 28 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  4. ^ "World of the Indian Woman". Jamdani, the gorgeous saris of Bengal. Retrieved 2009-01-28.