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Census Town
Erashal is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Erashal is located in India
Erashal (India)
Coordinates: 22°05′10″N 87°52′20″E / 22.0862°N 87.8722°E / 22.0862; 87.8722Coordinates: 22°05′10″N 87°52′20″E / 22.0862°N 87.8722°E / 22.0862; 87.8722
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictPurba Medinipur
 • Total3.7505 km2 (1.4481 sq mi)
 • Total5,332
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Lok Sabha constituencyKanthi
Vidhan Sabha constituencyChandipur

Erashal is a census town in Chandipur CD block in Tamluk subdivision of Purba Medinipur district in the state of West Bengal, India.


Cities and towns in Tamluk subdivision of Purba Medinipur district
M: municipal city/ town, CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly


Erashal is located at 22°05′10″N 87°52′20″E / 22.0862°N 87.8722°E / 22.0862; 87.8722.


94.08% of the population of Tamluk subdivision live in the rural areas. Only 5.92% of the population live in the urban areas, and that is the second lowest proportion of urban population amongst the four subdivisions in Purba Medinipur district, just above Egra subdivision.[1]

Note: The map alongside presents some of the notable locations in the subdivision. All places marked in the map are linked in the larger full screen map.


As per 2011 Census of India Erashal had a total population of 5,332 of which 2,641 (50%) were males and 2,691 (50%) were females. Population below 6 years was 601. The total number of literates in Erashal was 4,153 (87.78% of the population over 6 years).[2]


As per the District Census Handbook 2011, Erashal covered an area of 3.7505 km2. It had the facility of a railway station at Kamdapasara 3 km away. Amongst the civic amenities it had 25 road lighting points and 458 domestic electric connections. Amongst the educational facilities it had were 4 primary schools, 1 secondary school and 1 senior secondary school. The nearest degree college was at Kismat Bajkul 6 km away.[3]


Erashal is on Chandipur-Nandigram Road.[4]


Erashal Rural Hospital at Erashal, PO Math Chandipur (with 30 beds) is the main medical facility in Chandipur CD block. There are primary health centres at Gokhuri, PO Majnaberia (with 2 beds) and Baraghuni (with 10 beds).[5]


  1. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Purba Medinipur". Table 2.2. Department of Planning and Statistics, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  2. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  3. ^ "District Census Handbook Purba Medinipur, Census of India 2011, Series 20, Part XII A" (PDF). Section II Town Directory, Statement I: Growth History, Pages 1207-1209; Statement II: Physical Aspects and Location of Towns, Page 1210; Statement III: Civic and other Amenities, Pages 1211-1212; Statement IV: Medical Facilities 2009, Pages 1212-1213; Section: Educational, Recreational and Cultural Facilities, Pages 1213-1215. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  4. ^ Google maps
  5. ^ "Health & Family Welfare Department". Health Statistics. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 27 March 2019.