(Last Updated on : 01-02-2014)
As per the 2001 census, Bardhaman has an average population of about 285,875 of which 52% constitute the males & 48% the female. The district has the literacy rate of about 77%, higher than the national average (59.5%) with55% male & 45% female literate, 9% of the population is under the age of 6years.
Being a Hindu district primarily, most of the inhabitants here are Hindus. However, in the interior part of the district there are some Muslims. Bengali is the mostly spoken language though some local languages are also in practice among the people in the remote parts.