Berhampore (community development block)

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Berhampore
বহরমপুর সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Berhampore is located in West Bengal
Berhampore
Berhampore
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 24°06′N 88°15′E / 24.10°N 88.25°E / 24.10; 88.25Coordinates: 24°06′N 88°15′E / 24.10°N 88.25°E / 24.10; 88.25
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Murshidabad
Area
 • Total 194.67 km2 (75.16 sq mi)
Elevation 22 m (72 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 446,887
 • Density 2,300/km2 (5,900/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Literacy (2011)
 • Total literates 288,728 (73.51%)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 742101 (Baharampur)
742188 (Goaljan)
742102 (Kasim Bazar Raj)
Telephone/STD code 03482
Vehicle registration WB-57, WB-58
Lok Sabha constituency Baharampur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Baharampur, Nabgram, Kandi, Beldanga, Hariharpara
Website murshidabad.gov.in

Berhampore is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Barhampur subdivision of Murshidabad district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Berhampore Town and Daulatabad police stations serve this block. Headquarters of this block is at Berhampore.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Berhampore is located at 24°06′N 88°15′E / 24.10°N 88.25°E / 24.10; 88.25

Berhampore CD Block is bounded by Murshidabad-Jiaganj CD Block in the north, Hariharpara CD Block in the east, Beldanga I CD Block in the south and Nabagram CD Block, in the west.[1]

Area[edit]

Berhampore CD Block has an area of 194.67 km2. [2]

Physical features[edit]

The Bhagirathi divides the district into two parts namely Bagri on the east and Rahr on the west. The Padma separates the district from Malda district, and Chapai Nawabganj and Rajshahi districts of Bangladesh.[3]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Berhampore block/ panchayat samiti are: Bhakuri I, Bhakuri II, Chhaighari, Doulatabad, Gurudaspur, Haridasmati, Hatinagar, Madanpur, Manindra Nagar, Neallishpara Goaljan, Naoda, Nowdapanur, Radharghat I, Radharghat II, Rajdharpara, Rangamati Chandpara, Sahajadpur and Satui Chowrigachha.[4][5]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

As per 2011 Census of India Berhampore CD Block had a total population of 446,887, of which 337,623 were rural and 109,264 were urban. There were 228,650 (51%) males and 218,237 (49%) females. Population below 6 years was 54,097. Scheduled Castes numbered 76,935 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 10,809.[6]

As per 2001 census, Berhampore block has a total population of 378,830, out of which 94,861 were males and 86,466 were females. Berhampore block registered a population growth of 26.80 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for the district was 23.70 per cent.[2]Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[7]

Census towns and large villages[edit]

Census towns in Berhampore CD Block were (2011 population figures in brackets): Goaljan (4,850), Kasim Bazar (11,724), Banjetia (10,400), Shib Danga (12,829), Gopjan (23,415), Gora Bazar (5,200), Ajodhya Nagar (8,883), Chaltia (25,336) and Haridasmati (6,627).[6]

Large villages in Berhampore CD Block were (2011 population in brackets): Moktarpur (5,881), Andar Manik (7,938), Shahjadpur (7,299), Nischintapur (5,148), Katalia (4,198), Chumarigacha (4,481), Bara Satui (5,136), Chhota Satui (4,745), Charmahula (4,575), Bezpara (4,612), Sundipara (5,627), Rajdharpara (5,687), Purbba Narayanpur (8,664), Kharasdanga (4,219), Naoda Panur (5,743), Tarakpur (7,584), Bairgachhi (8,148), Kalikapur Kadamkhandi (4,258), Putijol (4,011), Hatinagar (8,057), Janmahmmadpur (6,679), Usta (5,645), Kulbaria (5,659), Daulatabad (5,761), Chutipur (5,001), Selamatpur (8,032), Dadpur (6,300), Chhayaghari (12,388) and Kaladanga (8,182).[6]

Literacy[edit]

As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Berhampore CD Block was 288,728 (73.51% of the population over 6 years) out of which 153,930 (53%) were males and 134,798 (47%) were females.[6]

As per 2011 census, literacy in Murshidabad district was 66.59.[8]Literacy in West Bengal was 77.08% in 2011.[9]Literacy in India in 2011 was 74.04%.[9]

Language[edit]

Bengali is the local language in these areas.[1]

Healthcare[edit]

Berhampore block is one of the areas where ground water is affected by arsenic contamination.[10]

Transportation[edit]

The Ranaghat-Lalgola branch line was opened in 1905. It passes through this CD Block and there are stations at Cossimbazar and Berhampore Court.[11]

External links[edit]

Baharampur travel guide from Wikivoyage

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Berhampore Block". onefivenine. Retrieved 18 February 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001 – Mushidabad district. Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on September 28, 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Murshidabad". Geography. Murshidabad district. Retrieved 23 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "BRGF Allotment Order No. 12" (PDF). Government of West Bengal Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 18 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Directory of District, Subdivision, Panchayat Samiti/ Block and Gram Panchayats in West Bengal". Murshidabad – Revised in March 2008. Panchayats and Rural Development Department, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 18 June 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c d "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 14 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved 2012-04-12. 
  8. ^ "District Census 2011". Population Census 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "Provisional population tables and annexures" (PDF). Census 2011:Table 2(3) Literates and Literacy rates by sex. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 9 February 2016. 
  10. ^ "Groundwater Arsenic contamination in West Bengal-India (20 years study )". SOES. Retrieved 2011-02-17. 
  11. ^ L.S.S.O’Malley. "Murshidabad District (1914)". IRFCA. Retrieved 24 February 2016.