Egra

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For Biblical (H)Egra, see Al-'Ula
Egra
এগরা
Town
Egra is located in West Bengal
Egra
Egra
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 21°54′N 87°32′E / 21.9°N 87.53°E / 21.9; 87.53Coordinates: 21°54′N 87°32′E / 21.9°N 87.53°E / 21.9; 87.53
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Purba Medinipur
Elevation 11 m (36 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 30,148
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 721429
Telephone code 91 (0)3220
Lok Sabha constituency Medinipur, Kanthi
Vidhan Sabha constituency Egra, Kanthi Uttar
Website purbamedinipur.gov.in

Egra is a town with a municipality, in Purba Medinipur district, in the state of West Bengal, northeast India. It is also the eponymous headquarters of Egra subdivision and of Egra (Vidhan Sabha constituency).

Geography[edit]

Egra is located at 21°54′N 87°32′E / 21.9°N 87.53°E / 21.9; 87.53.[1] It has an average elevation of 11 metres (36 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As per 2011 Census of India, Egra had a total population of 30,148 of which 15,291 (51%) were males and 14,857 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 3,241. The total number of literates in Egra was 23,447 (87.14 % of the population over 6 years).[2]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Egra had a population of 25,180. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Egra has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 61%. In Egra, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Police station[edit]

Egra police station has jurisdiction over Egra municipality, Egra I and Egra II CD Blocks. Egra police station covers an area of 431.5 km2 with a population of 349,489. The police station is located at Egra Bazar.[4][5]

Education[edit]

Egra Sarada Shashi Bhusan College was established at Egra in 1968. It is affiliated to Vidyasagar University and offers undergraduate courses in arts, science and commerce, It has hostel facilities.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Egra
  2. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 15 July 2016. 
  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. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Purba Medinipur". Tables 2.1, 2.2. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 10 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "Egra PS". Purba Medinipur District Police. Retrieved 10 November 2016. 
  6. ^ "Egra Sarada Sashi Bhusan College". ICBSE. Retrieved 30 March 2017.