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Birlapur

Birlapur
Census Town
Birlapur is located in West Bengal
Birlapur
Birlapur
Location in West Bengal
Birlapur is located in India
Birlapur
Birlapur
Location in India
Coordinates: 22°25′18″N 88°09′22″E / 22.4217°N 88.1560°E / 22.4217; 88.1560
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictSouth 24 Parganas
CD BlockBudge Budge I
Area
 • Total4.84 km2 (1.87 sq mi)
Elevation
9 m (30 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total22,078
 • Density4,600/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
743318
Telephone code+91 33
Vehicle registrationWB-01 to WB-10, WB-19 to WB-22, WB-95 to WB-99
Lok Sabha constituencyDiamond Harbour
Vidhan Sabha constituencyBudge Budge
Websitewww.s24pgs.gov.in

Birlapur is a census town under Budge Budge police station of Budge Budge I CD block in Alipore Sadar subdivision of South 24 Parganas district in the Indian State of West Bengal.

History

Birlapur was founded by Mr. M.P.Birla. He established different factories here. It is famous for the Birla Jute Mill. There are one calcium carbide factory, one linoleum factory, one jute fibre factory and auto trim factory also. There is a co-educational high school named Birlapur Vidyalaya with both Hindi and Bengali medium. There is a permanent market also. The factory has its power house. Most of the employees stay in company provided quarters.

It is a place for many Birla employees and their children who spent most of their childhood in this serene and peaceful urban area.

In the recent years, Birlapur has seen lots of financial crisis as most of the factories are closing down, however, it is a great place to live and raise your children. It needs an eye of a new investor for its thriving and successful future, as it used to be in 90's.

Geography

Birlapur is located at 22°25′18″N 88°09′22″E / 22.4217°N 88.1560°E / 22.4217; 88.1560. It has an average elevation of 9 metres (30 ft).

Demographics

As per 2011 Census of India, Birlapur had a total population of 22,078, of which 11,542 (52%) were males and 10,536 (48%) were females. Population below 6 years was 3,004. The total number of literates was 14,829 (77.74 % of the population over 6 years).[1]

As of 2001 Census of India, Birlapur had a population of 19,830. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. It has an average literacy rate of 61%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 68% and female literacy of 52%. 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.[2]

Infrastructure

As per the District Census Handbook 2011, Birlapur covered an area of 4.84 km2. Budge Budge railway station is 12 km away. Among the civic amenities it had 28.5 km roads with both open and covered drains. The protected water supply involved over-head tank. It had 2,546 domestic electric connections and 18 road light points. Among the medical facilities it had a nursing home 2 km away and 1 medicine shop. Among the educational facilities It had were 24 primary schools, 1 middle school, 1 secondary school, 2 senior secondary schools. The nearest general degree college was at Budge Budge 10 km away. It had 4 shorthand, typewriting and vocational training centres. It had 7 non-formal education centres (Sarba Sikha Abhiyan). Among the social, cultural and recreational facilities it had 1 stadium.[3]

References

  1. ^ "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". 2011 census: West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  3. ^ "District Census Handbook South Twenty Four Parganas, Census of India 2011, Series 20, Part XII A" (PDF). Section II Town Directory, Pages 999-1006 Statement I: Status and Growth History, Pages 1006-1010; Statement II: Physical Aspects and Location of Towns, Pages 1010-1015; Statement III: Civic and other Amenities, Pages 1015-1019; Statement IV: Medical Facilities 2009, Pages 1019-1027 Statement V: Educational, Recreational and Cultural Facilities, Pages 1027- 1029: Statement VI:Industry and Banking:. Directorate of Census Operations V, West Bengal. Retrieved 9 November 2018.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)