Dhandadihi

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Dhandadihi
ধান্দাডিহি
Town
Dhandadihi is located in West Bengal
Dhandadihi
Dhandadihi
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°37′39″N 87°09′01″E / 23.627541°N 87.150311°E / 23.627541; 87.150311Coordinates: 23°37′39″N 87°09′01″E / 23.627541°N 87.150311°E / 23.627541; 87.150311
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Bardhaman
Population (2001)
 • Total 3,843
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Asansol
Vidhan Sabha constituency Raniganj
Website bardhaman.gov.in

Dhandadihi is a census town under Andal police station[1] of Durgapur subdivision in Paschim Bardhaman district in the state of West Bengal, India.

Geography[edit]

Dhandadihi is located at 23°37′39″N 87°09′01″E / 23.627541°N 87.150311°E / 23.627541; 87.150311.

The Asansol-Durgapur region is composed of undulating laterite soil. 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 led to industrialisation of the area and most of the forests have been cleared.[2]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Dhandadihi had a population of 3,843. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Dhandadihi has an average literacy rate of 64%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 70% and, female literacy is 56%. In Dhandadihi, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Education[edit]

Dhandadihi has one primary school.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ District-wise list of stautory towns Archived July 21, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, Bardhaman Jelar Itihas O Lok Sanskriti (History and Folk lore of Bardhaman District.), (Bengali), Vol I, pp 14-15, Radical Impression. ISBN 81-85459-36-3
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ 7th All-India School Education Survey 2003