Harishpur

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Harishpur
হরিশপুর
Town
Harishpur is located in West Bengal
Harishpur
Harishpur
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°36′17″N 87°10′12″E / 23.604656°N 87.170052°E / 23.604656; 87.170052Coordinates: 23°36′17″N 87°10′12″E / 23.604656°N 87.170052°E / 23.604656; 87.170052
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Barddhaman
Population (2001)
 • Total 8,401
Languages
 • 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 under Andal police station[1] of Durgapur subdivision in Barddhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Geography[edit]

Harishpur is located at 23°36′17″N 87°10′12″E / 23.604656°N 87.170052°E / 23.604656; 87.170052.

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.[2]

Demographics[edit]

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.

Education[edit]

Harishpur has one primary school.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ District-wise list of stautory towns
  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