(Last Updated on : 15/02/2017)
Districts of Burdwan Division in West Bengal
include Bardhaman district
, Birbhum district
and Hooghly district
Bardhaman district is a district in West Bengal. The headquarters of the district is Bardhaman, and it houses the cities of Durgapur
. In Medieval history, this area was known as Krishnapur. It is the seventh most populous district in India. Bardhaman District became popular in medieval age and while India was under British rule. Burdwan district with its varied tectonic elements and riverine features is a transitional zone between the Jharkhand
plateau which constitutes a portion of peninsular shield in the west and Ganga-Brahamaputra alluvial plain in the north and east. In general the Jharkhand plateau consists of the meta-sedimentary rocks of precambrian age, Gondwana sedimentary rocks, Rajmahal basalts and upper tertiary sediments. The laterite has developed on these older rocks as well as on early Quaternary sediments.
Birbhum district is an administrative unit in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is the northernmost district of Burdwan division-one of the three administrative divisions of West Bengal. The district headquarters is in Suri. Jamtara, Dumka and Pakur districts of the state of Jharkhand lie at the western border of this district. The districts of Bardhaman District and Murshidabad District of West Bengal cover the border in other directions.
Hooghly district is one of the districts of the state of West Bengal in India. The district is named after the Hooghly River. Hooghly District was developed from medieval era and later industrially developed from the British and French rule in India. The British East India Company and the French East India Company settled there for trade and commerce. In 1536, Portuguese traders in India obtained a permit from Sultan Mahmud Shah to trade in this area. In those days, the Hooghly River was the main route for transportation and Hooghly served as an excellent trading port. Hooghly district is bordered by Howrah District to the south, Bardhaman District to the north, and to the east by the Hooghly River. Bankura District lies to the north-west, with Medinipur District to the south-west.