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Dainhat is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°23′N 88°05′E / 23.39°N 88.08°E / 23.39; 88.08
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictPurba Bardhaman
 • Total22,593
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

Dainhat is a Town and a municipality under Katwa police station and Katwa subdivision,[1] in Purba Bardhaman district in the state of West Bengal, India.


A Maratha cavalry or Bargis under Bhaskar Pandit sent to Bengal by Raghoji I Bhonsle in the 18th century entered through Panchet and started looting the countryside. Bhaskar Pandit had decided to build Dainhat as his main camp to attack enemies. He had dug several trenches to protect his camp. A temple created by Bhaskar Pandit still exits near the place Swamaj Bati of Dainhat. Currently that temple is known as Kisore Kisori Mandir.[2][3]


As per the 2011 Census of India Dainhat had a total population of 24,397, of which 12,487 (51%) were males and 11,910 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 2,306. The total number of literates in Dainhat was 18,353 (75.23% of the population over 6 years).[4]

As of 2001 India census, Dainhat had a population of 22,593. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Dainhat has an average literacy rate of 66%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 72% and, female literacy is 59%. In Dainhat, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.[5]


Dainhat is 137 km from Howrah on the Bandel-Katwa Branch Line.[6]

State Highway 15 (West Bengal) originates from Dainhat and runs to Gadiara (in Howrah district).[7]

From Burdwan it is 60 km by bus. Dainhat has a ferry facility which connects with Matiyari (in Nadia district) across the Ganges River.


Dainhat has twenty primary, one upper primary, four secondary and three higher secondary town library (dainhat sahar jitendranath mitra smriti pathagar).[8]


  1. ^ District-wise list of stautory towns Archived 30 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Sengupta, Nitish, History of the Bengali-speaking People, 2001/2002, pp.132-137, UBS Publishers’ Distributors Pvt. Ltd., ISBN 81-7476-355-4
  3. ^ Shah, Mohammad (2012). "Maratha Raids". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  4. ^ "2011 Census - Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 10 March 2017.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ Railway local time table
  7. ^ "List of State Highways in West Bengal". West Bengal Traffic Police. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  8. ^ 7th All-India School Education Survey 2011 Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine.