Jahangirpur, West Bengal

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জঙ্গীপুর, জাহাঙ্গীরপুর
Jangipur, Jangirpur
Jahangirpur is located in West Bengal
Jahangirpur is located in India
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 24°28′N 88°04′E / 24.47°N 88.07°E / 24.47; 88.07Coordinates: 24°28′N 88°04′E / 24.47°N 88.07°E / 24.47; 88.07
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Murshidabad
Elevation 11 m (36 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 122,875
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-WB
Vehicle registration WB
Lok Sabha constituency Jangipur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Jangipur
Website wb.gov.in

Jahangirpur (more popular as Jangipur) is a city in Murshidabad in West Bengal, India situated on the banks of the Bhagirathi. The town is said to have been founded by the Mughal emperor Jahangir. During the early years of British rule it was an important centre of the silk trade, and the site of one of the East India Company's commercial residencies.[1]


Jangipur is located at 24°28′N 88°04′E / 24.47°N 88.07°E / 24.47; 88.07.[2] It has an average elevation of 11 metres (36 feet).


Jangipur is well connected with Kolkata and district headquarters Baharampur or others towns by train and bus route. A railway station , (In Azimganj - Farakka line) Jangipur Road is situated in Raghunathganj. Many express and passengers trains pass regularly over the city. Raghunathganj is a tween town of Jangipur on the opposite side of the Bhagirathi River.


In the 2011 census, Jangipur Urban Agglomeration had a population of 122,875, out of which 62,734 were males and 60,141 were females. The 0–6 years population was 16,299. Effective literacy rate for the 7+ population was 75.71 per cent.[3]

As of 2001 India census,[4] Jangipur had a population of 74,464. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Jangipur has an average literacy rate of 62%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 68%, and female literacy is 56%. In Jangipur, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.


  1. ^ Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "article name needed". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Jangipur
  3. ^ "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-21. 
  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.