Ukhra

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Not to be confused with Nagarukhra.
Ukhra
উখড়া
Census Town
Ukhra is located in West Bengal
Ukhra
Ukhra
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°39′14″N 87°14′35″E / 23.654°N 87.243°E / 23.654; 87.243Coordinates: 23°39′14″N 87°14′35″E / 23.654°N 87.243°E / 23.654; 87.243
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Paschim Bardhaman
Population (2011)
 • Total 24,104
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Website bardhaman.gov.in facebook.com/myukhra/

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

Geography[edit]

The Asansol-Durgapur region is composed of undulating laterite soil. This area lies between the Damodar and the Ajay rivers. The discovery of coal led to industrialization of the area and most of the forests have been cleared.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2011 Census of India Ukhra had a total population of 24,104 of which 12,500 (52%) were males and 11,604 (48%) were females. Population below 6 years was 2,489. The total number of literates in Ukhra was 17,591 (81.38% of the population over 6 years).[2]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Ukhra had a population of 19,868. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Ukhra has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 61%. In Ukhra, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Transport[edit]

Ukhra railway station is 12 km from Andal on the Andal-Sainthia Branch Line of Eastern Railway.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, Bardhaman Jelar Itihas O Lok Sanskriti (History and Folk lore of Bardhaman District.), (Bengali), Vol I, pp 14-15, 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. ^ Eastern Railway time table

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