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Census Town
Prayagpur is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°26′57.5″N 87°26′52.4″E / 23.449306°N 87.447889°E / 23.449306; 87.447889Coordinates: 23°26′57.5″N 87°26′52.4″E / 23.449306°N 87.447889°E / 23.449306; 87.447889
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Paschim Bardhaman
Population (2011)
 • Total 4,479
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Prayagpur is a census town in Kanksa CD Block in Durgapur subdivision of Paschim Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal.


The Asansol-Durgapur region is composed of undulating latterite soil. This area lies between two mighty rivers – the Damodar and the Ajay. They flow almost parallel to each other in the region – the average distance between the two rivers is around 30 km. The entire Durgapur-Kanksa-Faridpur-Ausgram area was densely forested even in more recent times. The influx of refugees from East Pakistan and their rehabilitation in the area, and irrigation facilities extended by Damodar Valley Corporation led to destruction of much of the forests in the area, but some still remain.[1]


As per the 2011 Census of India Prayagpur had a total population of 4,479, of which 2,254 (51%) were males and 2,225 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 439. The total number of literates in Prayagpur was 3,307 (81.86% of the population over 6 years).[2]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Prayagpur had a population of 5149. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Prayagpur has an average literacy rate of 66%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 57%. In Prayagpur, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Prayagpur has one primary school.[4]


  1. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, Bardhaman Jelar Itihas O Lok Sanskriti (History and Folk lore of Bardhaman District.), (in Bengali), Vol I, pp 14-15,38, 542 Radical Impression. ISBN 81-85459-36-3
  2. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 20 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ 7th All-India School Education Survey 2003 Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine.