Kotulpur (community development block)

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Kotulpur
কোতুলপুর সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Kotulpur is located in West Bengal
Kotulpur
Kotulpur
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°00′45″N 87°35′37″E / 23.0125°N 87.59361°E / 23.0125; 87.59361Coordinates: 23°00′45″N 87°35′37″E / 23.0125°N 87.59361°E / 23.0125; 87.59361
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Bankura
Area
 • Total 250.50 km2 (96.72 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 167,543
 • Density 670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Bishnupur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Katulpur
Website bankura.gov.in

Kotulpur (community development block) is an administrative division in Bishnupur subdivision of Bankura district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Kotulpur police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Kotulpur.[1][2]

Geography[edit]

Kotulpur is located at 23°00′45″N 87°35′37″E / 23.0125°N 87.59361°E / 23.0125; 87.59361.

Kotulpur community development block has an area of 250.50  km2.[2]

Unlike most of Bankura district which is composed of red latté rite soil, Kotulpur, Patrasayer and Indas blocks lie in an alluvial zone. In this region the soil is deep, texturally medium fine, mostly acidic in soil reaction and moderately well drained. Major part of the region harvests more than one crop utilizing canal irrigation as well as ground water.[3]

The important river in the area is "Amodor" (not Damodar). Its origin is from a fountain at Knuchiakol. This has a great impact on agriculture and thus on local economy. It has gone through almost to the south-east direction. It has some historical importance also. Garh Mandaran (a nearby place, now in Hooghly district and the capital of the then king of this region) is surrounded by this river and in a war Kotlu Khan was defeated in Mughal age because of its geographical location. This Kotulpur is known by the name of this Kotlu Khan.

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Kotulpur block/ panchayat samiti are: Deshra Koalpara, Gopinathpur, Kotulpur, Lego, Lowgram, Madanmohanpur, Mirzapur and Sihar.[4]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2001 census, Kotulpur block had a total population of 167,543, out of which 86,288 were males and 81,255 were females. Kotulpur block registered a population growth of 15.92 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for the district was 15.15 per cent.[2] Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[5]

Places of interest[edit]

  • Joyrambati - famous for Sarada Devi, wife of Sri Ramakrishna.
  • [Sri Sri Laxminarayan Jew Mandir, Harihar Jew Mondir, Sri Ganesh Jew Mandir, Sri Bhoirab Thakur Jew Mandir : these mandir are situated in near 1907 by Late Kshetramonhan Rakshit by registered Arpannama..now they are near about 100 years old .. Every year they celebrate JHULAN JATRA ... with 3 days function many local people participate in that celebration . These Mandir situated in Rakshit Para in Kotalpur .
  • Koalpara - tourists visit the place for another house of Sarada Devi. Here she used to encourage Swadeshi movement against the British rulers.
  • Sihar - there is a pancharatna temple of Sri Sri Raghunath of Dr Gunamoy Mukherjee's family of 267 yrs old, Sri Sri Santinath temple (temple's art is of Jain age), Sri Sri Ratanti Kalika temple (Sri Sivananda Saraswati, Sri Shyamananda Saraswati) and Sri Sarada Math have made the village a place of interest.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Bankura district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 
  2. ^ a b c "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 4, Bankura District". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 
  3. ^ "Bankura". Retrieved 2008-03-13. 
  4. ^ "BRGF Allotment Order No. 16". Bankura district. Government of West Bengal - Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 
  5. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-03-20.