Mirdhanga

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Mirdhanga
Census Town
Mirdhanga is located in West Bengal
Mirdhanga
Mirdhanga
Location in West Bengal, India
Mirdhanga is located in India
Mirdhanga
Mirdhanga
Mirdhanga (India)
Coordinates: 23°11′25″N 88°24′54″E / 23.19017°N 88.41494°E / 23.19017; 88.41494Coordinates: 23°11′25″N 88°24′54″E / 23.19017°N 88.41494°E / 23.19017; 88.41494
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictHooghly
Population
 (2011)
 • Total8,482
Languages
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
712512
Telephone code03454
Vehicle registrationWB
Lok Sabha constituencyHooghly
Vidhan Sabha constituencyBalagarh
Websitehooghly.gov.in

Mirdhanga is a census town in Balagarh CD Block in Chinsurah subdivision of Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Geography[edit]

Cities and towns in the Chinsurah subdivision (except Polba Dadpur and Dhaniakhali CD Blocks) in Hooghly 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]

Mirdhanga is located at 23°11′25″N 88°24′54″E / 23.19017°N 88.41494°E / 23.19017; 88.41494.[1]

The Balagarh CD Block is mostly part of the Hooghly Flats, one of the three natural regions in the district composed of the flat alluvial plains that form a part of the Gangetic Delta. The region is a narrow strip of land along the 80 km long stretch of the Hooghly River, that forms the eastern boundary of the district.[2]

Urbanisation[edit]

There are 13 statutory towns and 64 census towns in Hooghly district. The right bank of the Hooghly River has been industrialised over a long period. With foreigners dominating the area’s industry, trade and commerce for over two centuries, it is amongst the leading industrialised districts in the state. At the same time the land is fertile and agricultural production is significant.[3]

In Chinsurah subdivision 68.63% of the population is rural and the urban population is 31.37%. It has 2 statutory and 23 census towns.[4] In Chinsurah Mogra CD Block 64.87% of the population is urban and 35.13% is rural. Amongst the four remaining CD Blocks in the subdivision two were overwhelmingly rural and two were wholly rural.[5]

The map alongside shows a portion of Chinsurah subdivision. All places marked in the map are linked in the larger full screen map.

Demographics[edit]

As per 2011 Census of India Mirdhanga had a total population of 8,482 of which 4,325 (51%) were males and 4,157 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 817. The total number of literates in Mirdhanga was 6,232 (81.30% of the population over 6 years).[5]

Transport[edit]

Mirdhanga is on State Highway 6 (locally known as STKK Road).[6]

The railway station at Behula on the Bandel-Katwa Branch Line is located nearby.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India 2011, West Bengal: District Census Handbook, Hooghly" (PDF). Map of Balagarh CD Block, page 433. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  2. ^ "District Census Handbook: Hugli, Series-20, Part XIIA" (PDF). Physiography, Page 17. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal, 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  3. ^ "District Census Handbook: Hugli, Series-20, Part XIIA" (PDF). Physical features: pages 20, 24. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal, 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  4. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Hooghly". Table 2.1, 2.2, 2.4(a). Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  5. ^ a b "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". 2011 census: West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  6. ^ Google maps
  7. ^ "37911 Howrah Katwa Local". Indiarailinfo. Retrieved 4 June 2017.