|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Asansol|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Raniganj|
The Asansol-Durgapur region is composed of undulating latterite 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[when?] led to industrialisation of the area and most of the forests have been cleared.
As per the 2011 Census of India Harishpur had a total population of 8,980, of which 4,744 (53%) were males and 4,236 (47%) were females. Population below 6 years was 1,137. The total number of literates in Harishpur was 5,613 (71.57% of the population over 6 years).
As of 2001[update] India census, Harishpur had a population of 8,401. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Harishpur has an average literacy rate of 57%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 66%, and female literacy is 47%. In Harishpur, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Harishpur has one primary school.
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