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Dubrajpur

Dubrajpur
Town
Dubrajpur is located in West Bengal
Dubrajpur
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates:
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Birbhum
Elevation 77 m (253 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 32,752
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 731123
Telephone code 91 3462
Lok Sabha constituency Birbhum
Vidhan Sabha constituency Dubrajpur, Suri
Website .in.nicbirbhum

Dubrajpur (Bengali: দুবরাজপুর) is a town and a municipality in Suri Sadar subdivision of Birbhum District in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • Demographics 2
  • Transport 3
  • History 4
  • References 5

Geography

Dubrajpur is located at .[1] It has an average elevation of 77 metres (252 feet).

Near Dubrajpur is the Mama Bhagne pahar. A large number of large sized rocks are found in the area. Two remarkable of these rocks are known as Mama and Bhagne (maternal uncle and nephew). Now, the entire area is known as Mama Bhagney.[2] Mama Bhagne pahar is now a picnic spot.

Demographics

As of 2001 India census,[3] Dubrajpur had a population of 32,752. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Dubrajpur has an average literacy rate of 56%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 65% and, female literacy is 46%. In Dubrajpur, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Transport

Dubrajpur is 35 km from Panagarh–Morgram Highway.

History

Hetampur, a small town is very close from Dubrajpur, is a place of historical importance. The kings of Hetampur ruled this region earlier. The Hetampur Rajbari is still there and can be visited. The famous Bengali film directer, late Satyajit Ray, known for changing the course of Indian cinema, choosed this place for shooting a scene in his distinguished cinema-"Gupi Gayen Bagha Bayen".

References

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Dubrajpur
  2. ^ "Tourism in Birbhum". publisher= District administration. Retrieved 2012-04-11. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ Eastern Railway time table
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