Prayagpur

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Prayagpur
প্রয়াগপুর
Town
Prayagpur is located in West Bengal
Prayagpur
Prayagpur
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°26′13″N 87°26′58″E / 23.436987°N 87.449346°E / 23.436987; 87.449346Coordinates: 23°26′13″N 87°26′58″E / 23.436987°N 87.449346°E / 23.436987; 87.449346
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Bardhaman
Population (2001)
 • Total 5,149
Languages
 • Official BengaliEnglish
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Website bardhaman.gov.in

Prayagpur is a census town under Kanksa police station[1] of Durgapur subdivision in Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Geography[edit]

Prayagpur is located at 23°26′13″N 87°26′58″E / 23.436987°N 87.449346°E / 23.436987; 87.449346.

The Asansol-Durgapur region is composed of undulating latterite soil. 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.[2]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Prayagpur had a population of 5149. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Prayagpur has an average literacy rate of 66%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 57%. In Prayagpur, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Education[edit]

Prayagpur has one primary school.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ District-wise list of stautory towns
  2. ^ 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
  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. 
  4. ^ 7th All-India School Education Survey 2003