Gopalpur, Nadia

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For Town in Orissa, see Gopalpur-on-Sea. For the Gopalpur meteorite of 1865, see meteorite falls.
Gopalpur
গোপালপুর
city
Gopalpur is located in West Bengal
Gopalpur
Gopalpur
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°11′N 88°35′E / 23.18°N 88.58°E / 23.18; 88.58Coordinates: 23°11′N 88°35′E / 23.18°N 88.58°E / 23.18; 88.58
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Nadia
Elevation 7 m (23 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 6,480
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 91 343

Gopalpur is a census town under Ranaghat police station of Ranaghat subdivision in Nadia district in the Indian state of West Bengal.[1]

Geography[edit]

Nadia district is mostly alluvial plains lying to the east of Hooghly River, locally known as Bhagirathi. The alluvial plains are cut across by such distributaries as Jalangi, Churni and Ichhamati. With these rivers getting silted up, floods are a recurring feature.[2]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Gopalpur had a population of 6,480. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Gopalpur has an average literacy rate of 81%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 85%, and female literacy is 77%. In Gopalpur, 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "District Wise List of Statutory Towns". Census of India 2001, Urban Frame. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 2007-10-06. 
  2. ^ Gangopadhyay, Basudev, Paschimbanga Parichay, 2001, (Bengali), p. 70, Sishu Sahitya Sansad
  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.