Taherpur

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For the city in Bangladesh, see Tahirpur Upazila
Taherpur
তাহেরপুর
Town
Taherpur is located in West Bengal
Taherpur
Taherpur
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°11′N 88°35′E / 23.18°N 88.58°E / 23.18; 88.58Coordinates: 23°11′N 88°35′E / 23.18°N 88.58°E / 23.18; 88.58
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Nadia
Population (2001)
 • Total 20,060
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Ranaghat
Vidhan Sabha constituency Ranaghat Uttar Paschim

Taherpur is a city and a notified area under Taherpur police station at TAHERPUR Nadia district in the Indian state of West Bengal.[1]

Geography[edit]

Nadia district is mostly alluvial plains lying to the east of Hooghly River, locally known as Bhagirathi. The alluvial plains are cut across by such distributaries as Jalangi, Churni and Ichhamati. With these rivers getting silted up, floods are a recurring feature.[2]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Taherpur had a population of 20,060. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Taherpur has an average literacy rate of 80%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 84%, and female literacy is 76%. In Taherpur, 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "District Wise List of Statutory Towns". Census of India 2001, Urban Frame. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-10-06. 
  2. ^ Gangopadhyay, Basudev, Paschimbanga Parichay, 2001, (Bengali), p. 70, Sishu Sahitya Sansad
  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.