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Patuli is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Patuli is located in India
Patuli (India)
Coordinates: 23°34′07″N 88°17′16″E / 23.5686°N 88.2877°E / 23.5686; 88.2877Coordinates: 23°34′07″N 88°17′16″E / 23.5686°N 88.2877°E / 23.5686; 88.2877
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictPurba Bardhaman
18 m (59 ft)
 • Total4,681
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationWB

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


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.[2] Subsequently, Lord Clive passed through Patuli and Katwa with his forces on his way to Palashi in 1757.[3]


Cities and towns in the Kalna subdivision of Purba Bardhaman district
M: municipal city/ town, CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre.
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly


Patuli is located at 23°34′07″N 88°17′16″E / 23.5686°N 88.2877°E / 23.5686; 88.2877.[4] 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.[5] Temperatures in this region vary from 17-18 °C in winter to 30-32 °C in summer.[6]

CD block HQ[edit]

The headquarters of Purbasthali II CD block are located at Patuli.[7][8]


87.00% of the population of Kalna subdivision live in the rural areas. Only 13.00% of the population live in the urban areas.[9]The map alongside presents some of the notable locations in the subdivision. All places marked in the map are linked in the larger full screen map.


As per the 2011 Census of India, Patuli had a total population of 4,681 of which 2,391 (51%) were males and 2,290 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 389. The total number of literates in Patuli was 3,235 (75.37% of the population over 6 years).[10]

As of 2001 India census,[11] Patuli had a population of 4,451. 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.


About 32,00,000 people commute daily from around the city to Kolkata. Thirty-eight trains transport commuters from 45 stations in the Howrah-Katwa section.[12]


Patuli is 127 km from Howrah on the Bandel-Katwa Branch Line.[13]


In olden days Patuli had traditional Sanskrit tol.[14] The name of Patuli High School is present in the survey of schools made in 1909-10. This was established by 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.[15]

Patuli has two primary, one secondary and one higher secondary schools.[16]


There is a primary health centre at Patuli (with 10 beds).[17]


  1. ^ District-wise list of stautory towns Archived 2007-09-30 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, p. 170
  3. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, p. 209
  4. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Patuli
  5. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, Bardhaman Jelar Itihas O Lok Sanskriti (History and Folk lore of Bardhaman District.), (in Bengali) , Vol I, p. 15, Radical Impression. ISBN 81-85459-36-3
  6. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, p. 19
  7. ^ "District Census Handbook: Barddhaman" (PDF). Map of Barddhaman with CD Block HQs and Police Stations (on the fourth page). Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal, 2011. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  8. ^ "BDO Offices under Burdwan District". Department of Mass Education Extension & Library Services, Government of West Bengal. West Bengal Public Library Network. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  9. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Bardhaman". Table 2.2. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  10. ^ "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". 2011 census: West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  11. ^ "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.
  12. ^ Dey, Teesta. "The Suburban Railway Network of Kolkata: A Geographical Apprisal" (PDF). eTraverse, the Indian journal of spatial science, 2012. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  13. ^ Railway local time table
  14. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, p. 546
  15. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, p. 554
  16. ^ 7th All-India School Education Survey 2003 Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine
  17. ^ "Health & Family Welfare Department". Health Statistics. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 19 January 2019.

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