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Patuli is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°33′N 88°15′E / 23.55°N 88.25°E / 23.55; 88.25Coordinates: 23°33′N 88°15′E / 23.55°N 88.25°E / 23.55; 88.25
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Purba Bardhaman
Elevation 18 m (59 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 4,451
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Patuli is a census town under Purbasthali police station[1] of Kalna subdivision in Purba Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal.


Patuli is located at 23°33′N 88°15′E / 23.55°N 88.25°E / 23.55; 88.25.[2] It has an average elevation of 18 metres (59 feet).

Patuli is located on the agriculturally rich alluvial plains between the Bhagirathi, Ajay and Damodar rivers.[3] Temperatures in this region vary from 17-18 °C in winter to 30-32 °C in summer.[4]


Although a small place Patuli is rich in history. It was the centre of an old Hindu kingdom, which fell to the advancing Turkish forces.[5] Subsequently, Lord Clive passed through Patuli and Katwa with his forces on his way to Palashi in 1757.[6]


As of 2001 India census,[7] Patuli had a population of 4451. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Patuli has an average literacy rate of 64%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 69%, and female literacy is 60%. In Patuli, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.


In olden days Patuli had traditional Sanskrit tol.[8] The name of Patuli High School is present in the survey of schools made in 1909-10. This was established by one Gour Mohon Bhattacharjee, a graduate from the then Duff College (later Scottish Church College). Gour Mohan Bhattacharjee, the founder-headmaster of Patuli High School was a student of M.A.(Botany) at the University of Calcutta. He could however, not complete the course due to a conflict with an English professor. During his time, M.Sc. courses had not been introduced by the university, and all subjects were grouped under the arts.[9]

Patuli has two primary, one secondary and one higher secondary schools.[10]

At present, Patuli is developing with the change of regime in West Bengal.


  1. ^ District-wise list of stautory towns
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Patuli
  3. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, Bardhaman Jelar Itihas O Lok Sanskriti (History and Folk lore of Bardhaman District.), (Bengali) , Vol I, p. 15, Radical Impression. ISBN 81-85459-36-3
  4. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, p. 19
  5. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, p. 170
  6. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, p. 209
  7. ^ "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. 
  8. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, p. 546
  9. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, p. 554
  10. ^ 7th All-India School Education Survey 2003

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