Old Malda

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Old Malda
পুরাতন মালদা
Town
Old Malda is located in West Bengal
Old Malda
Old Malda
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 25°02′N 88°08′E / 25.04°N 88.14°E / 25.04; 88.14Coordinates: 25°02′N 88°08′E / 25.04°N 88.14°E / 25.04; 88.14
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Malda
Population (2001)
 • Total 62,944
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Maldaha Uttar
Vidhan Sabha constituency Maldaha
Website malda.nic.in

Old Malda (Bengali: পুরাতন মালদা) is a municipality in Malda district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is located on the eastern bank of the Mahananda River. As Malda is nominated for becoming a municipal corporation (both English Bazar municipality and Old Malda municipality), it is going to be merged with the English Bazar municipality.

Geography[edit]

Old Malda is located at 25°02′N 88°08′E / 25.04°N 88.14°E / 25.04; 88.14.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Old Malda had a population of 62,944. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Old Malda has an average literacy rate of 61%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 67%, and female literacy is 54%. In Old Malda, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age. Most of the people are Hindu. Some Muslim, Shikh, Christian people live here.

Culture[edit]

Old Malda has rich cultural heritage. Gombhira (Folk Song of Malda), Jatra, Charak and other cultural fair and festivals are celebrated gorgeously. It is also known for an old gurudwara supposedly visited by Guru Gobind Singh.

places of interest[edit]

  • Old Malda gurudwara
  • Old Mosque
  • Minaret at Mahananda bank

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yahoo maps location of Old Malda". Yahoo maps. Retrieved 2008-12-07. 
  2. ^ "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.