Mansinhapur

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Mansinghapur
মানসিংহপুর
Census Town
Mansinghapur is located in West Bengal
Mansinghapur
Mansinghapur
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°39′N 88°09′E / 22.65°N 88.15°E / 22.65; 88.15Coordinates: 22°39′N 88°09′E / 22.65°N 88.15°E / 22.65; 88.15
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Howrah
Population (2011)
 • Total 6,004
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Website howrah.gov.in

Mansinghapur is a census town in Jagatballavpur CD Block under Jagatballavpur police station in Sadar subdivision of Howrah district in the Indian state of West Bengal.[1]

History[edit]

The town is said to have been named after the Mughal general Raja Man Singh as he is believed to have set up camp here on the banks of the Gouriganga River, while on his way to Orissa on a military expedition.[2]

Geography[edit]

Mansinghapur is located at 22°39′N 88°09′E / 22.65°N 88.15°E / 22.65; 88.15.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2011 Census of India Mansinghapur had a total population of 6,004 of which 3,109 (52%) were males and 2,895 (48%) were females. Population below 6 years was 588. The total number of literates in Mansinghapur was 4,828 (89.14 % of the population over 6 years).[4]

As of 2001 India census,[5] Mansinghapur had a population of 5401. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Mansinghapur has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 70%. In Mansinghapur, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Culture[edit]

There are three old temples in this town: Dharmathakur temple in Panditpara built in 1812, Radhakantajiu temple, Raghunathjiu temple. None of the temples presently have any terracotta carvings.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "District-wise list of stautory towns". Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  2. ^ a b Santra, Tarapada and Bandopadhyay, Amiya Kumar, Howrah Jelar Purakirti (in Bengali), p. 114, Government of West Bengal
  3. ^ "Yahoo maps of Mansinghapur". Yahoo maps. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  4. ^ "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". 2011 census: West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 11 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "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.