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Purulia

Purulia
City
Nickname(s): 
Manbhum City
Purulia is located in West Bengal
Purulia
Purulia
Location in West Bengal, India
Purulia is located in India
Purulia
Purulia
Purulia (India)
Purulia is located in Asia
Purulia
Purulia
Purulia (Asia)
Coordinates: 23°20′N 86°22′E / 23.34°N 86.36°E / 23.34; 86.36
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictPurulia
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyPurulia Municipality
Area
 • Total140.18 km2 (54.12 sq mi)
Elevation
240 m (790 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total121,436[1]
Languages
 • OfficialBengali[2][3]
 • Additional officialEnglish[2]
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code91 (0)3252
Vehicle registrationWB-56
Sex ratio955 female/1000 male /[1]
Literacy82.34 %[1]
Lok Sabha constituencyPurulia
Vidhan Sabha constituencyPurulia
Websitepurulia.gov.in

Purulia is a city and a municipality in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is the headquarters of the Purulia district. Purulia is located on the north of the Kangsabati River.

Geography

Purulia is located at 23°20′N 86°22′E / 23.33°N 86.37°E / 23.33; 86.37.[4] 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 18 June 2005 at 51.1 °C.[5] 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.[6][7]

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.[6][8]

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.[9]

Education

University

Degree Colleges

Engineering Colleges

Polytechnic Colleges

Schools

WBBSE affiliated schools

People from Purulia

Purulia arms drop

On 18 December 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 unknown.[10]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Purulia City 2011 Census" (PDF). Census Govt. of India. Census 2011. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Fact and Figures". Wb.gov.in. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  3. ^ "52nd REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR LINGUISTIC MINORITIES IN INDIA" (PDF). Nclm.nic.in. Ministry of Minority Affairs. p. 85. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Puruliya, India".
  5. ^ "Indian Heatwave Toll Touches 183 As Monsoon Advances". Terradaily.com. Retrieved 19 September 2011.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ "Purulia (Town) PS". Purulia District Police. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  8. ^ "Purulia (Muffasil) PS". Purulia District Police. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Purulia Sadar Women PS". Purulia District Police. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  10. ^ "Purulia Expose: India's best kept secret". The Times of India. 28 April 2011. Retrieved 10 December 2018.

External links

  • Purulia travel guide from Wikivoyage