Chapui

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Chapui
চাপুই
Town
Chapui is located in West Bengal
Chapui
Chapui
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°39′33″N 87°01′48″E / 23.659157°N 87.030093°E / 23.659157; 87.030093Coordinates: 23°39′33″N 87°01′48″E / 23.659157°N 87.030093°E / 23.659157; 87.030093
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Barddhaman
Population (2001)
 • Total 5,185
Languages
 • Official BengaliEnglish
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Website bardhaman.gov.in

Chapui is a census town under Raniganj police station[1] of Asansol subdivision in Barddhaman district in the state of West Bengal, India.

Local info[edit]

Chapui is located in between River Damodar and River Ajay. The best time to visit chapui is October to March. In these time the rivers runs with full of water. The banks of these Revers are very pleasant in this time

Local Dance: Dhakis (ritual drummers performing skillfully on their 'Dhak”)
Handicrafts: Kantha Stitch work, Wood carvings and Jute-based products in chapui people celebrate Kalipuja in the month of April and durgapuja in October.

Geography[edit]

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]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Chapui had a population of 5,185. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Chapui has an average literacy rate of 59%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 71% and female literacy of 46%. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Economy[edit]

Chapui is coal mining area. Chaui Khas colliery is operated under Damodar River.[4]

Education[edit]

Chapui has four primary school.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ District-wise list of stautory towns
  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
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ Model Simulation Study of Coal Mining Under River beds in India
  5. ^ 7th All-India School Education Survey 2003