Burnpur

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Burnpur
বার্ণপুর
City
Burnpur is located in West Bengal
Burnpur
Burnpur
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°40′00″N 86°56′00″E / 23.6667°N 86.9333°E / 23.6667; 86.9333Coordinates: 23°40′00″N 86°56′00″E / 23.6667°N 86.9333°E / 23.6667; 86.9333
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Burdwan
Elevation 75 m (246 ft)
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Asansol
Vidhan Sabha constituency Asansol Dakshin
Website bardhaman.gov.in
Legacy of a colonial past - A senior officer's bungalow

Burnpur is an important industrial town in Asansol in the state of West Bengal, India . It is located in Bardhaman District, in the heart of the mining-industrial belt in the western periphery of the state.

Geography[edit]

Rich cultural tradition at Bharati Bhaban

Burnpur is located at 23°40′00″N 86°56′00″E / 23.6667°N 86.9333°E / 23.6667; 86.9333. It has an average elevation of 75 metres (249 feet). [1]

The Asansol-Durgapur region is composed of undulating latterite region. This area lies between two mighty rivers – the Damodar and the Ajay. They flow almost parallel to each other in the region – the average distance between the two rivers is around 30 km. For ages the area was heavily forested and infested with plunderers and marauders. The discovery of coal led to industrialisation of the area and most of the forests have been cleared.[2]

References[edit]

  • History of The Indian Iron and Steel Co. Ltd. by Dr. N.R.Srinivasan
  • SAIL News published by Steel Authority of India Limited.

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Burnpur, bhenchod India Page". West Bengal. Falling Rain Genomics. Retrieved 2008-03-21. 
  2. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, Bardhaman Jelar Itihas O Lok Sanskriti (History and Folk lore of Bardhaman District.), (Bengali), Vol I, pp 14-15, Radical Impression. ISBN 81-85459-36-3