Suburb of Asansol
|Elevation||94 m (308 ft)|
|Demonym(s)||Asansolians / Asansolites/ Asansolbashi|
|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Telephone code||91 341|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Asansol|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Jamuria|
It is the birthplace of Bengali poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, and the resting place of his wife Pramila Devi. Many of the manuscripts, medallions and other belongings of the poet are preserved at Nazrul Academy in the village. Nearby, there is a college bearing the poet's name. A weeklong festival is held every year to celebrate the poet's birth anniversary. It is attended by leading cultural and literary figures from both India and Bangladesh. Nazrul Academy was established in 1958.
It is believed that there was a fort at Churulia in olden days. It fell to Sher Khan, the Afghan chieftain in the 16th century. A mound in the village is believed to contain the ruins of the fort.
During the Muslim rule a mosque was built at Churulia. It is a good example of Islamic architecture.
|Cities and towns in the eastern portion of Asansol Sadar subdivision in Paschim Bardhaman district|
MC: Municipal Corporation, CT: census town, N: neighbourhood, R: rural centre
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly
Churulia is located at  It has an average elevation of 94 metres (311 feet)..
Churulia is located on the south bank of Ajay River.
Asansol is composed of undulating laterite region. This area lies between two mighty rivers – the Damodar and the Ajay. They flow almost parallel to each other in the region – the average distance between the two rivers is around 30 km. For ages the area was heavily forested and infested with plunderers and marauders. The discovery of coal in the 18th century led to industrialisation of the area and most of the forests have been cleared.
As per the 2011 census, 83.33% of the population of Asansol Sadar subdivision was urban and 16.67% was rural.In 2015, the municipal areas of Kulti, Raniganj and Jamuria were included within the jurisdiction of Asansol Municipal Corporation.Asansol Sadar subdivision has 26 (+1 partly) Census Towns.(partly presented in the map alongside; all places marked on the map are linked in the full-screen map).
As per 2011 Census of India Churulia had a total population of 8,173 of which 4,203 (51%) were males and 3,970 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 1,286. The total number of literates in Churulia was 4,470 (64.70% of the population over 6 years).
Kazi Nazrul Islam Mahavidyalaya was established in 1981 at Churulia. It is affiliated with Kazi Nazrul University. It offers honours courses in Bengali, Hindi, English, history, geography, political science and B.Com.
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