Balarampur, Purulia

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Census Town
Balarampur is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°07′N 86°13′E / 23.12°N 86.22°E / 23.12; 86.22Coordinates: 23°07′N 86°13′E / 23.12°N 86.22°E / 23.12; 86.22
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Purulia
Elevation 300 m (1,000 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 24,431
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 723143
Telephone code 03252
Lok Sabha constituency Purulia
Vidhan Sabha constituency Balarampur

Balarampur is a census town in Balarampur CD Block in Purulia Sadar West subdivision of Purulia district in the state of West Bengal, India.


Balarampur is located at 23°07′N 86°13′E / 23.12°N 86.22°E / 23.12; 86.22.[1] It has an average elevation of 300 m (984 ft).

Distance from district headquarters Purulia is 32 km and near about 60 km from Jamshedpur.

The area forms the lowest step of the Chota Nagpur Plateau. The general scenario is undulating land with scattered hills. Situated at South of the Ayodhya Hill Range.[2]

Police station[edit]

Balarampur police station has jurisdiction over Balarampur CD Block. The area covered is 299.5 km2 and the population covered is 139,744. It has 12.39 km inter-state border with Nimdih PS in Seraikela Kharsawan district of Jharkhand.[3][4]


As per 2011 Census of India Balarampur had a total population of 24,431 of which 12,681 (52%) were males and 11,750 (48%) were females. Population below 6 years was 3,160. The total number of literates in Balarampur was 15,948 (74.98% of the population over 6 years).[5]

As of 2001 India census,[6] Balarampur had a population of 21,824. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Balarampur has an average literacy rate of 58%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with 63% of the males and 37% of females literate. 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Balarmpur is a centre of sheelac industry and business.


Two important roads National Highway 18 and State Highway 4 crossing each over at this town and this Junction is called Balarampur Chawk.[7][8]

The Adra-Chandil section of the Asansol-Tatanagar-Kharagpur line of South Eastern Railway passes through this CD Block and there is a station at Barabhum.[9]


  1. ^ "Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Balarampur". 
  2. ^ Houlton, Sir John, Bihar, the Heart of India, 1949, p. 170, Orient Longmans Ltd.
  3. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Purulia". Tables 2.1, 2.2,. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 5 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Balarampur PS". Purulia District Police. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 5 October 2016. 
  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. ^ "List of State Highways in West Bengal". West Bengal Traffic Police. Retrieved 23 August 2016. 
  8. ^ "Rationalisation of Numbering Systems of National Highways" (PDF). New Delhi: Department of Road Transport and Highways. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  9. ^ "63594 Asansol-Purulia MEMU". Time Table. indiarailinfo. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 

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