(Last Updated on : 12/06/2010)
Beliatore is a census town situated in the Bankura District in the western part of the state of West Bengal in India. The district of Bankura is well known for its prehistoric monuments and terracotta horses. It is included under of the Bardhaman Division and is a part of the "Rarh" area in Bengal.
The district is located within latitudes 22°38' N and longitude 86°36' E to 87°47' E. The Damodar River flows alongside the northern margin of the district. The contiguous districts are the Bardhaman District in the north, the Purulia District in the west and the Paschim Medinipur district in the south. The Bankura District has 3 sub- divisions, which are in turn divided into 22 blocks.
The total population of Beliatore, which is 5653, constitutes 51% males and 49% females. Literates in the town amount to 74%, higher than the nationwide standard of 59.5%. 55% of the males and 45% of the females are literate. Children below six years constitute 10% of the population. The town was the birthplace of the notable artist Jamini Roy who was born in this place on 11th April, 1887. The town is popular for mecha sandesh (a mixture of chhatu, chhana, khoya, sugar and ghee) and various wooden bead articles.
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