Domjur

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Domjur
Census Town
Domjur
Amta road (SH-15) and Jagadishpur road junction
Domjur is located in West Bengal
Domjur
Domjur
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°38′N 88°13′E / 22.64°N 88.22°E / 22.64; 88.22Coordinates: 22°38′N 88°13′E / 22.64°N 88.22°E / 22.64; 88.22
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictHowrah
Elevation
11 m (36 ft)
Population
(2011)
 • Total18,433
Languages
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Lok Sabha constituencySreerampur
Vidhan Sabha constituencyDomjur, Jagatballavpur
Websitehowrah.gov.in

Domjur is a census town in Domjur (community development block) in Sadar subdivision of Howrah district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Geography[edit]

Domjur is located at 22°38′N 88°13′E / 22.64°N 88.22°E / 22.64; 88.22.[1] It has an average elevation of 11 metres (36 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As per 2011 Census of India Domjur had a total population of 18,433 of which 9,040 (49%) were males and 9,393 (51%) were females. Population below 6 years was 1,725. The total number of literates in Domjur was 14,396 (86.16% of the population over 6 years).[2]

Domjur was part of Kolkata Urban Agglomeration in 2011 census.[3]

As of 2001 India census,[4] Domjur had a population of 16,822. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Domjur has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 73% and, female literacy is 65%. In Domjur, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Sastitala is the most biggest area of Domjur. Domjur has a large number of population belonging to Schedule Caste group. Hindus form about the two-thirds of the population, whereas Muslims make up about one-third.

Culture and Festivals[edit]

Durga Puja
Kali Puja
Dol Jatra

Similar to the rest of Bengal, Durga Puja, Kali Puja, Eid al-Fitr and Christmas are the major festivals celebrated here.Peace and Tranquillity can be seen everywhere in this town.

Transport[edit]

Domjur Road is 25.29 kilometres (15.71 mi) and Domjur is 26.23 kilometres (16.30 mi) from Howrah Station.[5] Domjur is part of the Kolkata Suburban Railway railway system.

Health Service[edit]

Domjur has its own hospital. Apart from that, there are many nursing homes and polyclinics in the area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Domjur
  2. ^ "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". 2011 census: West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011" (PDF). Constituents of Urban Agglomeration Having Population Above 1 Lakh. Census of India 2011. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "Distances in kilometres between stations" (PDF). Indian Railways. Retrieved 2009-02-07.[dead link]