|• Type||Municipal corporation|
|• Body||Nagar Palika|
|Elevation||15 m (49 ft)|
|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-WB|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Hooghly|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Singur|
As per 2011 Census of India, Begampur had a total population of 10,487 of which 5,405 (52%) were males and 5,082 (48%) were females. Population below 6 years was 802. The total number of literates in Begampur was 8,504 (87.81% of the population over 6 years).
As of 2001[update] India census, Begampur had a population of 9545. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Begampur has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 53% of the literates being male and 47% being female. 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Shantipur, Dhaniakhali, Begampur, and Farasdanga are the main cotton weaving centres in West Bengal which are involved in the weaving of fine-textured saris and dhotis. The saris of Begampur have deep and bright colours. Begampur also produces the gorgeous jamdani saris.
Begampur is 23 kilometres (14 mi) from Howrah on the Howrah-Bardhaman chord line and is part of the Kolkata Suburban Railway system.
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