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City (Urban Agglomeration)
Nickname(s): Manbhum City (Old Name)
Purulia is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°20′N 86°22′E / 23.34°N 86.36°E / 23.34; 86.36
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Purulia
Reinclusion in West Bengal November 1, 1956
 • Total 140.18 km2 (54.12 sq mi)
Elevation 240 m (790 ft)
Population (2015-Municipality Data Record)
 • Total 406,540
 • Rank (exact data expected in 2021 population census)
 • Density 2,900/km2 (7,500/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code 91 (0)3252
Sex ratio 955 female/1000 male /
Literacy 88.04 per cent%
Lok Sabha constituency Purulia
Vidhan Sabha constituency Purulia

Purulia City, also known as "Manbhum City", is a city located in West Bengal state, India, and was constituted in 1876. It is the location of the district headquarters of Purulia district. Purulia is located on the north of the Kangsabati River.


Purulia is located at 23°20′N 86°22′E / 23.33°N 86.37°E / 23.33; 86.37.[1] It has an average elevation of 228 metres (748 feet). Summers are hot and dry with temperatures ranging from lows of 23 °C to highs above 48 °C. The temperature reached the highest level in the country on June 18, 2005 at 51.1 °C.[2] Winters are dry and cool with daily temperatures ranging from 5 °C to 20 °C. Most of the rainfall occurs during the wet monsoons.

Police stations

Purulia (Town) police station has jurisdiction over Purulia municipality and parts of Purulia I and Purulia II CD Blocks. The area covered is 13.9 km2 and the population covered is 151,210.[3][4]

Purulia (Muffasil) police station has jurisdiction over parts of Purulia I and Purulia II CD Blocks. The area covered is 434.57 km2 and the population covered is 235,853.[3][5]

Purulia Sadar Women police station was opened in 2014 at Bhatbandh, As of 2016, it is covering the jurisdiction of Purulia (T) PS, Purulia (M) PS, Kotshila PS, Arsha PS, Jhalda PS and Joypur PS.[6]



Degree Colleges

Engineering Colleges

Polytechnic Colleges

CBSE Affiliated Schools

WBBSE affiliated schools

People from Purulia

Purulia arms drop

On December 18, 1995, a mysterious weapon consignment was dropped from the sky over Joypur Jhalda area under Purulia district of West Bengal. The consignment was discovered the next morning. The reasons are still not known.[7]


  1. ^ "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Puruliya, India".
  2. ^ "Indian Heatwave Toll Touches 183 As Monsoon Advances". Retrieved 2011-09-19.
  3. ^ a b "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Purulia". Tables 2.1, 2.2,. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original on 29 July 2017. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Purulia (Town) PS". Purulia District Police. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Purulia (Muffasil) PS". Purulia District Police. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Purulia Sadar Women PS". Purulia District Police. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Purulia Expose: India's best kept secret". The Times of India. Retrieved 2011-09-19.

External links

  • Purulia travel guide from Wikivoyage