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Census Town
Harishpur is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°36′16.9″N 87°10′45.5″E / 23.604694°N 87.179306°E / 23.604694; 87.179306Coordinates: 23°36′16.9″N 87°10′45.5″E / 23.604694°N 87.179306°E / 23.604694; 87.179306
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Paschim Bardhaman
Population (2011)
 • Total 8,980
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Asansol
Vidhan Sabha constituency Raniganj
Website bardhaman.gov.in

Harishpur is a census town in Andal CD Block in Durgapur subdivision of Paschim Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal.


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.[1]


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).[2]

As of 2001 India census,[3] 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.[4]


  1. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, Bardhaman Jelar Itihas O Lok Sanskriti (History and Folk lore of Bardhaman District.), (in Bengali), Vol I, pp 14-15, Radical Impression. ISBN 81-85459-36-3
  2. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 20 February 2017. 
  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 Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine.