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Jhalda

Jhalda
ঝালদা
Jhalida
city
Shilphore Hillock, Jhalda
Shilphore Hillock, Jhalda
Jhalda is located in West Bengal
Jhalda
Jhalda
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates:
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Purulia
Government
 • Type Urban Local Body
 • Chairman Mr. Madhu Sudan Kayal
Elevation 293 m (961 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 19,544
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 723 2xx
Telephone code +91 3254
Vehicle registration WB 56
Lok Sabha constituency Purulia
Vidhan Sabha constituency Baghmundi, Joypur
Website .in.govpurulia

Jhalda is a city and a municipality in Purulia District in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • Demographics 2
  • Education 3
  • Tourism 4
  • Transport 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Geography

Jhalda is located at .[1] It has an average elevation of 293 m (961 ft).

Jhalda has been declared as a Sub-Division in the year 2009 by the Chief Minister of W.B, Mr. Buddhadeb Bhattacharya. Jhalda has got two Blocks, Jhalda - I Development Block and Jhalda - II Development Block. Jhalda - I Development Block is situated at Mosina, Near Jhalda and Jhalda II Development Block is situated at Kotshila.

Maps of Jhalda I, and Jhalda II Development Block

Demographics

As of 2010 India census,[2] Jhalda had a population of 19544. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Jhalda has an average literacy rate of 64%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 73%, and female literacy is 53%. In Jhalda, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Education

There are schools like Satyabhama, Girl's High School, Hindi High School and Jhlada High School.

Tourism

It is a small town surrounded by small hillocks. The main hills of the area are Shikra, Bansa, Kopla, Silphor, etc. The places of interest of the area are Norahara, Murguma, Kanrior, etc. Jhalda is adjacent to the state of Jharkhand (9 km from Muri (Jharkhand)). Jhalda Station is the railway station in the region. The village of Kotogara is on the other side of the mountains at Jhalda. Kotogara village is in Jharkhand

Transport

It is on the Gomoh-Muri line.

References

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Jhalda
  2. ^

External links

  • Images of Jhalda Captured By Binay Rungta, Jhalda
  • Images of some of the Birds found in and around Jhalda Captured By Binay Rungta, Jhalda
  • Jhalda Images on TrekEarth
  • Jhalda on Google Maps
  • Jhalda on Wikimapia Maps
  • Travel Article on Murguma & Kairabera by Rangan Datta
  • Rangan Datta's Home Page
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