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Purandarpur

Purandarpur
Village
Purandarpur is located in West Bengal
Purandarpur
Purandarpur
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°51′55″N 87°34′43″E / 23.865278°N 87.578578°E / 23.865278; 87.578578
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictBirbhum
Population
 (2011)
 • Total4,566
Languages
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
731129 (Purandarpur)
Telephone/STD code03462
Lok Sabha constituencyBirbhum
Vidhan Sabha constituencySainthia
Websitebirbhum.nic.in

Purandarpur is a village in Suri II CD block in Suri Sadar subdivision of Birbhum district in the state of West Bengal, India.

Geography

Cities and towns in Suri Sadar subdivision of Birbhum district
M: municipal city/ town, CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre, B: Barrage.
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

Location

It is situated in between Suri and Bolpur and approximately 8 km from Suri, 11 km from Ahmadpur, 13 km from Sainthia and 28 km from Bolpur Shantiniketan.

CD block HQ

The headquarters of Suri II CD block are located at Purandarpur.[1]

Places of interest

Behira, a tourist destination, is situated 2 km on the way to Bolpur. A very old Kali Mandir (Kali temple), on the bank of Bakreshwar River in a deep forest is the main attraction. There is a Dharmaraj temple in the village, where an annual festival is held regarding the Dharmaraj myths. A Mahaprabhu temple is also there in the village.[2] [3]

Demographics

As per the 2011 Census of India, Purandarpur had a total population of 4,566 of which 2,326 (51%) were males and 2,240 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 499. The total number of literates in Purandarpur was 3,204 (78.78% of the population over 6 years).[4]

Transport

The village is located at the connecting point of the roads from Bolpur to Suri and Ahmadpur to Suri. The nearest railway station is at Suri, which is the District headquarters of Birbhum district.

Post Office

Purandarpur has a delivery sub post office, with PIN 731129, under Suri head office. Branch offices having the same PIN are Damdama, Dholitkuri, Gadadharpur, Ikra and Majhigram.[5]

Education

Purandarpur High School, a Bengali-medium co-educational school, was established in 1957. It has facilities for teaching from class VI to class 12. The school has 12 computers and a library of 1,500 books. It is housed in a government building and has a play ground.[6]

Culture

Purandarpur Rural Library, a government-sponsored library, was established in 1940. It has its own pucca building.[7]

Healthcare

There is a primary health centre at Purandarpur with 10 beds.[8]

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "District Census Handbook: Birbhum, Series 20, Part XII B" (PDF). Map of Birbhum with CD Block HQs and Police Stations (on the fourth page). Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal, 2011. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  2. ^ Halder, Patit Paban. "Study of Baul Community Family Relation and their Philosophy: An Overview of West Bengal-International Journal of Advance research and development ,Page-91,Sl no 200," (PDF).
  3. ^ Bhattacharya, Dr. Buddhadev. "Annual Report-Nava Nalanda Mahavira, Contributions by faculty- Page-13, Serial no 6" (PDF).
  4. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Birbhum Postal Zip Code Finder by Post Office". pincodezip.in. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Purandarpur High School". ICBSE. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  7. ^ "List of Govt. Sponsored Libraries in the district of BIRBHUM" (PDF). Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Health & Family Welfare Department" (PDF). Health Statistics – Primary Health Centres. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 1 February 2018.