Jamuria

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Jamuria
জামুরিয়া
Town
Jamuria is located in West Bengal
Jamuria
Jamuria
West Bengal
Coordinates: 23°42′N 87°05′E / 23.7°N 87.08°E / 23.7; 87.08Coordinates: 23°42′N 87°05′E / 23.7°N 87.08°E / 23.7; 87.08
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Barddhaman
Government
 • Municipality Chairman Baskar
Elevation 111 m (364 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 129,456
Languages
 • Official BengaliEnglish
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Asansol
Vidhan Sabha constituency Jamuria
Website bardhaman.gov.in

Jamuria is a city and a municipality in Asansol subdivision of Barddhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Geography[edit]

Jamuria is located at 23°42′N 87°05′E / 23.7°N 87.08°E / 23.7; 87.08. It has an average elevation of 111 metres (364 feet).

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.[1]

Singaran, a small stream about 35 km long has its origin near Ikra in the Jamuria area, flows past Topsi and Ondal and joins the Damodar near Waria.[2]

Gram panchayats under Jamuria Panchayat Samiti are: Churulia, Madantore, Hijolgora, Chinchuria, Shyamla, Bahadurpur, Dobrana, Kenda, Parasia and Topsi.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[4] Jamuria had a population of 129,456. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Jamuria has an average literacy rate of 58%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 67%, and female literacy is 47%. In Jamuria, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Economy[edit]

It is in the heart of the coal mining zone.[5] With plenty of coal seams near the surface, illegal mining has been a long-standing problem in the area.[6] Coal mafias are the teror of this area.

Transport[edit]

There is a rail track: Andal-Sonachara-Tapasi-Ikra-Jamuria-Barabani-Chinchuria-Sitarampur,[7](See Andal-Sainthia Branch Line for route map details).

Education[edit]

Jamuria has forty-nine primary, one upper primary, nine secondary and three higher secondary schools.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, p34
  3. ^ "List of Pradhan of Gram Panchayats, District: Bardhaman". Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2009-08-29. 
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, p 666
  6. ^ The Telegraph 21 May 2005
  7. ^ Eastern Railway – Asansol Division See Schematic Diagram under the heading ‘About Us’
  8. ^ 7th All-India School Education Survey 2003