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This article is about the town in Purulia district. For the neighbourhood of Kolkata, see Burrabazar.
Census Town
Barabazar is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°01′55.2″N 86°21′57.6″E / 23.032000°N 86.366000°E / 23.032000; 86.366000Coordinates: 23°01′55.2″N 86°21′57.6″E / 23.032000°N 86.366000°E / 23.032000; 86.366000
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Purulia
Population (2011)
 • Total 8,056
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Jhargram
Vidhan Sabha constituency Bandwan

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


The area forms the lowest step of the Chota Nagpur Plateau. The general scenario is undulating land with scattered hills.[1]

Police station[edit]

Barabazar police station has jurisdiction over Barabazar CD Block. The area covered is 414 km2 and the population covered is 170,876. It has 44.39 km of inter-state border with Kamalpur and Boram police stations in East Singhbhum district and Nimdih PS in Seraikela Kharsawan district of Jharkhand.[2][3]


As per 2011 Census of India Barabazar had a total population of 8,056 of which 4,195 (52%) were males and 3,861 (48%) were females. Population below 6 years was 881. The total number of literates in Barabazar was 5,751 (80.15% of the population over 6 years).[4]

As of 2001 India census,[5] Barabazar had a population of 7572. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Barabazar has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 59% of the literates being male and 41% being female. 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.


There are sixteen remains of Jain temples at Pakbira near Bara Bazar. Some of the remains of temples and images are about 2,000 years old.[6] The Armenian Church of the Holy Nazareth is located in the city's northwestern corner, and is one of the three Armenian Christian churches located in the Kolkata area.


There are two boys and one girls high schools in Barabazar, Barabahum Higher Secondary School, Barabazar Higher Secondary School and Barabazar Girls High School. Barabazar Bikram Tudu Memorial College is the only college in Barabazar.


State Highway 4 passes through this town.[7]


  1. ^ Houlton, Sir John, Bihar, the Heart of India, 1949, p. 170, Orient Longmans Ltd.
  2. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Purulia". Tables 2.1, 2.2,. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 5 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Barabazar PS". Purulia District Police. Retrieved 5 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 5 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ "Historical background". Purulia District. Archived from the original on 2008-01-03. Retrieved 2008-03-02. 
  7. ^ "List of State Highways in West Bengal". West Bengal Traffic Police. Retrieved 23 August 2016.