Khatra

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Khatra
খাত্‌রা
Town
Khatra is located in West Bengal
Khatra
Khatra
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°59′N 86°51′E / 22.98°N 86.85°E / 22.98; 86.85Coordinates: 22°59′N 86°51′E / 22.98°N 86.85°E / 22.98; 86.85
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Bankura
Elevation 154 m (505 ft)
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 722140
Telephone code 91 3243
Lok Sabha constituency Bankura
Vidhan Sabha constituency Ranibandh
Website bankura.gov.in

Khatra is headquarters of a sub-division of Bankura District, in the state of West Bengal, India.[1]

Geography[edit]

Khatra is in the south-west of Bankura District, which is itself to the west of the southern part of West Bengal. Khatra is located at 22°59′N 86°51′E / 22.98°N 86.85°E / 22.98; 86.85, and has an average elevation of 154 m (505 ft).[2]

The Kangsabati irrigation project partly covers the Khatra sub-division, with the Kangsabati dam being important for farming in the districts of Bankura and Paschim Medinipur.

Health[edit]

Approximately 30% of the population of the Khatra sub-division live below the official poverty line[citation needed], and there was no sub-divisional hospital until 2006. After delays due to water shortages, the hospital was opened by West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, on November 18, 2006.[3]

Culture[edit]

The Golden Jubilee of the Kangsabati movement was celebrated in Khatra on August 30–31, 2006.

The Bratachari movement, pioneered by Gurusaday Dutt, has much support in the area.[citation needed]

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