(Last Updated on : 18-06-2014)
Farakka Barrage Township is located in Murshidabad district of the eastern state of India, West Bengal. Berhampore, an important town is situated in the northwest at a distance of 98 km. and 87 km. in the northwest is the district headquarters, Murshidabad. The other important places surrounding the township are Gopalpur and Tildanga. The nearest railway station is the New Farakka Junction Railway station.
By the West Bank of the Feeder Canal, on the banks of the Ganga River are the Farakka Barrage and the Farakka Thermal Power Plant.
As of the 2001 India census report, Farakka Barrage Township had a population of 21, 794 inhabitants. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48% of the population. In Farakka Barrage Township, 13% of the population is less than six years of age. Farakka Barrage Township has an average literacy rate of 68%. This is higher than the national average literacy rate of 59.5%. The male literacy rate is 73% and the female literacy rate is 63%.
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