Goasafat

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Goasafat

Garsafat
Census Town
Goasafat is located in West Bengal
Goasafat
Goasafat
Location in West Bengal, India
Goasafat is located in India
Goasafat
Goasafat
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
Area
 • Total1.12 km2 (0.43 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total6,597
 • Density5,900/km2 (15,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
721629
ISO 3166 codeIN-WB
Vehicle registrationWB
Lok Sabha constituencyTamluk
Vidhan Sabha constituencyMoyna
Websitepurbamedinipur.gov.in

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

Geography[edit]

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

Location[edit]

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

Urbanisation[edit]

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.

Demographics[edit]

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.

Infrastructure[edit]

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]

Tranport[edit]

Goasafat is on Tangrakhali Road.[5]

References[edit]

  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