The navaratna temple at Bowali, now virtually in ruins
|District||South 24 Parganas|
|CD block||Budge Budge II|
|• Total||3.62 km2 (1.40 sq mi)|
|Elevation||9 m (30 ft)|
|• Density||3,000/km2 (7,800/sq mi)|
|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Telephone code||+91 33|
|Vehicle registration||WB-01 to WB-10, WB-19 to WB-22, WB-95 to WB-99|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Diamond Harbour|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Budge Budge|
The Mondals, zemindars of Bowali, were originally Roy/ Rai. Shovaram was awarded the title of Mondal. Shovaram’s grandson, Rajaram, received the zemindary rights of 50 villages (including Budge Budge and Bowali), as a reward for his bravery, from the Raja of Hijli. They settled at Bowali around 1710. Rajaram’s grandson Haradhan, who enjoyed the patronage of the East India Company, and his sons built many temples in Bowali.
Bowali is located at. It has an average elevation of 9 metres (30 ft).
Bowali, Chak Kashipur, Chak Alampur, Dakshin Raypur and Poali form a cluster of census towns, as per map of Budge Budge II CD block on page 181 of District Census Handbook 2011 for South 24 Parganas.
As per 2011 Census of India, Bowali had a total population of 10,968, of which 5,709 (52%) were males and 5,259 (48%) were females. Population below 6 years was 894. The total number of literates was 8,694 (86.30 % of the population over 6 years).
As of 2001 Census of India, Bowali had a population of 10,200. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. It has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 83% and female literacy of 69%. 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.
As per the District Census Handbook 2011, Bowali covered an area of 3.62 km2. Among the civic amenities, the water supply involved over-head tank. It had 2,235 domestic electric connections. Among the educational facilities It had were 5 primary schools, 2 middle schools, 2 secondary schools.
Bawali High School is a Bengali-medium coeducational institution, established in 1899. It has arrangements for teaching from class V to class XII.
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