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Jangipur, West Bengal

Jangipur

Jahangirpur
City
Jangipur is located in West Bengal
Jangipur
Jangipur
Location in West Bengal, India
Jangipur is located in India
Jangipur
Jangipur
Jangipur (India)
Coordinates: 24°28′N 88°04′E / 24.47°N 88.07°E / 24.47; 88.07
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictMurshidabad
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyJangipur Municipality
Elevation
11 m (36 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total122,875
Languages
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-WB
Lok Sabha constituencyJangipur
Vidhan Sabha constituencyJangipur
Websitewb.gov.in

Jangipur is a city and a municipality in Murshidabad district in the state of West Bengal, India. It is the headquarters of the Jangipur subdivision. It is situated on the banks of the Bhagirathi. The city is said to have been founded by the Mughal emperor Jahangir. That is why this city also known as Jahangirpur. During the early years of British rule it was an important centre of the silk trade, and the site of one of the East India Company's commercial residencies.[1]

Geography

Jangipur is located at 24°28′N 88°04′E / 24.47°N 88.07°E / 24.47; 88.07.[2] It has an average elevation of 11 metres (36 feet).

Jangipur Barrage

There is a 213 m long barrage across the Bhagirathi at Jangipur.[3]

Demographics

In the 2011 census, Jangipur Urban Agglomeration had a population of 122,875, out of which 62,734 were males and 60,141 were females. The 0–6 years population was 16,299. Effective literacy rate for the 7+ population was 75.71 per cent.[4]

As of 2001 India census,[5] Jangipur had a population of 74,464. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Jangipur has an average literacy rate of 62%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 68%, and female literacy is 56%. In Jangipur, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Transportation

Jangipur is well connected with Kolkata and district headquarter Baharampur via NH 34. A railway station, (In Azimganj - Farakka line) Jangipur Road railway station is situated in Raghunathganj. Many express and passengers trains pass regularly over the city. Raghunathganj is a twin town of Jangipur opposite of the Bhagirathi River.

Education

Jangipur College was established in 1950 at Jangipur. Affiliated to the University of Kalyani it offers honours courses in Bengali, English, Sanskrit, history, geography, philosophy, political science, economics, physics, chemistry, mathematics, botany, zoology and accountancy. From 2016-17, it is offering post-graduate courses in Bengali, English, history and education.[6]

References

  1. ^  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Jangipur". Encyclopædia Britannica. 15 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 150.
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Jangipur
  3. ^ "Chapter 14: Farakka Barrage Project" (PDF). Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 21 October 2011.
  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 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  6. ^ "Jangipur College". JC. Retrieved 12 September 2017.