Madhupur, Deoghar

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Madhupur
town
Madhupur is located in Jharkhand
Madhupur
Madhupur
Location in Jharkhand, India
Madhupur is located in India
Madhupur
Madhupur
Madhupur (India)
Coordinates: 24°16′N 86°39′E / 24.26°N 86.65°E / 24.26; 86.65Coordinates: 24°16′N 86°39′E / 24.26°N 86.65°E / 24.26; 86.65
Country India
StateJharkhand
DistrictDeoghar
Elevation
228 m (748 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total55,238
Languages
 • OfficialHindi, Santali
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
815353
Telephone code06438
Vehicle registrationJH 15

Madhupur is a town with municipality in Deoghar district in the Indian state of Jharkhand. It is a subdivisional town. It is famous for the production of sweets.

History[edit]

Madhupur Junction railway station was used to store coal which was used as a fuel for steam engines.

Historically, there were many notable people, particularly from Bengal, who owned a house in Madhupur and lived there for long periods whenever they could. Amongst them were Sir Asutosh Mookerjee. His younger son, Uma Prasad Mookerjee, the writer famous for his travel books spent time there

Geography[edit]

Cities, towns and locations in the Deoghar, Dumka and Jamtara districts in Santhal Pargana Division
M: Municipality, CT: census town, R: Rural/ Urban centre, D: Dam,
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

Location[edit]

Madhupur is at 24°16′N 86°39′E / 24.26°N 86.65°E / 24.26; 86.65.[1] It has an average elevation of 228 metres (748 ft). Madhupur is surrounded by two monsoon rivers, Pathro Nadi and Jayanti Nadi. They feed the Ajay, which is a tributary of the Ganges, meeting it at Katwa in West Bengal.

Overview[edit]

The map shows a large area, which is a plateau with low hills, except in the eastern portion where the Rajmahal hills intrude into this area and the Ramgarh hills are there. The south-western portion is just a rolling upland. The entire area is overwhelmingly rural with only small pockets of urbanisation.[2]

Note: The full screen map is interesting. All places marked on the map are linked in the full screen map and one can easily move on to another page of his/her choice. Enlarge the full screen map to see what else is there – one gets railway connections, many more road connections and so on.

Demographics[edit]

Madhupur Block of Deoghar district has total population of 190,748 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 98,716 are males while 92,032 are females. In 2011 there were total 33,270 families residing in Madhupur Block. The Average Sex Ratio of Madhupur Block is 932.

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 29% people lives in Urban areas while 71% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 79.5% while that in the rural areas is 59.6%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Madhupur Block is 912% while that of Rural areas is 941.

The population of Children of age 0–6 years in Madhupur Block is 34439 which is 18% of the total population. There are 17477 male children and 16962 female children between the age 0–6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Madhupur Block is 971 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio ( 932 ) of Madhupur Block.

The total literacy rate of Madhupur Block is 65.6%. The male literacy rate is 63.44% and the female literacy rate is 43.37% in Madhupur Block. It has a population of 190,748 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 98,716 are males while 92,032 are females. In 2011 there were total 33,270 families residing in Madhupur Block. The Average Sex Ratio of Madhupur Block is 932.

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 29% people lives in Urban areas while 71% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 79.5% while that in the rural areas is 59.6%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Madhupur Block is 912% while that of Rural areas is 941.

As per Census 2011, Hinduism is the prominent religion followed by a population of 33,070 which is 59.87% of the total population. Also the total Muslim population in Madhupur is 21,502 which accounts for 38.93% of the total population. Christians account for 1.02% of the total population.

Transport[edit]

Madhupur Junction is connected by road and rail to metropolitan areas of India.Madhupur station lies in Delhi-Kolkata Main Line (via Mugalsarai-Patna route). Giridih district headquarters is connected to the Indian Railway network through the Madhupur-Giridih Local train on the Madhupur-Giridih-Koderma line. It is well connected by road from Giridih and Deoghar.

Deoghar Airport is under construction (31 km [19 mi] from Madhupur). Construction commenced in January 2018 and expected to finished in December 2020.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Madhupur
  2. ^ Roychoudhury, P.C. "Bihar District Gazetteers: Santhal Parganas". Chapter I: General. Secretariat Press, Patna, 1965. Retrieved 10 November 2020.