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Census Town
Goasafat is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Goasafat is located in India
Goasafat (India)
Coordinates: 22°14′57″N 87°47′44″E / 22.24921°N 87.79546°E / 22.24921; 87.79546Coordinates: 22°14′57″N 87°47′44″E / 22.24921°N 87.79546°E / 22.24921; 87.79546
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictPurba Medinipur
 • Total1.12 km2 (0.43 sq mi)
 • Total6,597
 • Density5,900/km2 (15,000/sq mi)
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-WB
Vehicle registrationWB
Lok Sabha constituencyTamluk
Vidhan Sabha constituencyMoyna

Goasafat (also referred as Garsafat) is a census town in Moyna CD Block in Purba Medinipur district in the Indian state of West Bengal.


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


Goasafat is located at 22°14′57″N 87°47′44″E / 22.24921°N 87.79546°E / 22.24921; 87.79546.


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 Goasafat had a total population of 6,597 of which 3,438 (52%) were males and 3,159 (48%) were females. Population below 6 years was 821. The total number of literates in Goasafat was 4,819 (83.43 % of the population over 6 years).[2]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Goasafat had a population of 5,406. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Goasafat has an average literacy rate of 65%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 70%, and female literacy is 59%. In Goasafat, 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.


As per the District Census Handbook 2011, Goasafat covered an area of 1.12 km2. It had the facility of a railway station at Tamluk 20 km away and bus routes in the town. Amongst the civic amenities it had 300 domestic electric connections. Amongst the medical facilities it had a hospital 7 km away. Amongst the educational facilities it had were 4 primary schools. The nearest middle school, secondary school and senior secondary school were at Anandapur closeby. Amongst the recreational and cultural facilities 2 cinema theatres, a public library and a reading room were there in the town.[4]


Goasafat is on Tangrakhali Road.[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. ^ "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". 2011 census: West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 15 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ Google maps