Location of Durgapur
Durgapur is situated in the district of Burdwan, in the state West Bengal. It is about 170 kilometres from the city of Kolkata.
Geography of Durgapur
Durgapur is situated at 23.48 degree North and 87.32 degree East. It has an average height of 65 metres (213 feet). Durgapur is in the Paschim Bardhaman district of West Bengal. Durgapur section is bordered with Asansol Sadar subdivision on the West, Purba Bardhaman district on the East, Bankura district across the Damodar in the South, and Birbhum district across the Ajay River to the North.
Climate of Durgapur
Durgapur’s climate is a combination of the tropical wet and dry climate of Kolkata. Summers are tremendously hot and dry with the average daily temperatures near 32 degree Centigrade. Durgapur receives most of its yearly rainfall of about 52 inches during monsoon season.
Demography of Durgapur
In the 2011 census, Durgapur Municipal Corporation had a population of 522,517 out of which 294,255 were males and 272,262 were females. The 0 to 6 years population was 51,930. The literacy rate for the 7+ population was 87.70. According to 2011Census of India, Hinduism is the principal religion in this city, followed by Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism and others. Out of 5, 66,517 people living in Durgapur (Municipal Corporation); 5, 19,122 are Hindus, 35,923 are Muslims, 1889 are Christians, 2346 are Sikhs, 513 are Buddhists, 382 are Jains.
Education of Durgapur
There are number of colleges and institutes situated in Durgapur. Some of them are as follows:
Administration of Durgapur
In 1837, when Bankura district was formed, Durgapur region was a part of it. On 14 April 1968, Durgapur subdivision was carved out of Asansol subdivision. After the current Government came to power in West Bengal in 2011, the Asansol Durgapur Police Commission was formed by the State Government in order to get better the law and order situation in the Asansol.
Places of Interest in Durgapur
Some of the popular places of Durgapur are as follows:
Visiting Information of Durgapur
The nearest domestic airport of Durgapur is Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport. The airport is 15 kilometres from Durgapur's City Centre. The city has a well connected and a long stretch of National Highway 2, which is also known as the Delhi - Kolkata road. The railway line in Durgapur is located at 9 kilometres away. It is situated on the road of Howrah to Delhi.
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