Dhulian

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Dhulian
City
Dhulian is located in West Bengal
Dhulian
Dhulian
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 24°41′N 87°58′E / 24.68°N 87.97°E / 24.68; 87.97Coordinates: 24°41′N 87°58′E / 24.68°N 87.97°E / 24.68; 87.97
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Murshidabad
Elevation 4 m (13 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 239,022
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 742202
Telephone code +91-3485
Vehicle registration WB58-
Lok Sabha constituency Maldaha Dakshin
Vidhan Sabha constituency Samserganj

Dhulian is a city and a municipality in Murshidabad district in the state of West Bengal, India. It is located between the Ganges and the Hooghly canal.

Dhulian has been mentioned as an inland water transport (IWT) trading point between Murshidabad and the city of Rajshahi in Bangladesh. Low-cost barges could potentially ply the Ganges river, called Padma in downstream Bangladesh, exchanging goods and reducing smuggling. This proposal has not been agreed to yet by the two countries.

Geography[edit]

Dhulian is located at 24°41′N 87°58′E / 24.68°N 87.97°E / 24.68; 87.97.[1] It has an average elevation of 4 metres (13 feet).

Dhuliyan is surrounding by Farakka (to the north), Aurangabad (to the South) Pakur (to the West) and Ganges River (Ganga) (to the East).

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census, Dhulian Urban Agglomeration had a population of 239,022, out of which 119,151 were males and 119,871 were females. The 0–6 years population was 45,483. Effective literacy rate for the 7+ population was 60.06 per cent.[2]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Dhulian had a population of 72,906. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Dhulian has an average literacy rate of 39%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 48% and, female literacy is 31%. In Dhulian, 20% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Schools[edit]

  • Kanchantala J.D.J Institution (Est 1897)
  • Dhuliyan Balika Vidyalaya
  • Dhuliyan B.C. Agarwala Balika Vidyalaya
  • Dhuliyan High Madrasah
  • Dhuliyan Krishna Kumar Santosh Kumar Smriti Vidyapith

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Dhulian
  2. ^ "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above". Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-21. 
  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.