Srirampur, India

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Srirampur
শ্রীরামপুর
Town
Srirampur is located in West Bengal
Srirampur
Srirampur
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°21′N 88°07′E / 23.35°N 88.12°E / 23.35; 88.12Coordinates: 23°21′N 88°07′E / 23.35°N 88.12°E / 23.35; 88.12
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Hoogly
Elevation 19 m (62 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 17,715
Languages
 • Official BengaliEnglish
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Website hooghly.gov.in
For town in Hooghly district please see Serampore

Srirampur is a census town under Purbasthali police station [1] of Kalna subdivision in Bardhaman in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Geography[edit]

Srirampur is located at 22°57′N 88°01′E / 22.95°N 88.02°E / 22.95; 88.02.[2] It has an average elevation of 19 metres (62 feet).

It is located on the agriculturally rich alluvial plains between the Bhagirathi, Ajay and Damodar rivers.[3] Temperatures in this region varies from 17-18°C in winter to 30-32°C in summer.[4] it is on the banks of Balluka river, which then joins the Behula, and finally the latter flows into the Bhagirathi.[5]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[6] Srirampur had a population of 17,715. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Srirampur has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 63%. In Srirampur, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Education[edit]

Srirampur has eight primary and two secondary schools.[7] Sri rampur is Three parts 1) North Srirampur,2) Madhya Srirampur,3) South Srirampur Two High School In Madhya Sri rampur i) United High School ii) Bhabatarani Roy Girls High School and one Primary school. Srirampur United high school has been developed into higher secondary school (co-ed).Bhabatarini Roy High School became higher secondary school.

People[edit]

The two main poets of Dharmamngal kavya, Rupram Chakraborty and Ghanaram Chakraborty belong to Srirampur.[8] It is said that Lord shri Chitanyadev used to take rest (bisram) here during his journey to Vidyanagar_(Ganganandapur) for study. Later people named the place Bisrampur and then gradually it had been changed into Srirampur.

References[edit]

  1. ^ District-wise list of stautory towns
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Srirampur
  3. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, Bardhaman Jelar Itihas O Lok Sanskriti (History and Folk lore of Bardhaman District.), (Bengali) , Vol I, p. 15, Radical Impression. ISBN 81-85459-36-3
  4. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, p. 19
  5. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, p. 37
  6. ^ "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. 
  7. ^ 7th All-India School Education Survey 2003
  8. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, p. 233