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|• Body||Purulia Municipality|
|• Total||140.18 km2 (54.12 sq mi)|
|Elevation||240 m (790 ft)|
|• Additional official||English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Telephone code||91 (0)3252|
|Sex ratio||955 female/1000 male ♂/♀|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Purulia|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Purulia|
Purulia is located at  It has an average elevation of 228 metres (748 feet). Summers are hot and dry with temperatures ranging from lows of 23 °C to highs above 48 °C. The temperature reached the highest level in the country on 18 June 2005 at 51.1 °C. Winters are dry and cool with daily temperatures ranging from 5 °C to 20 °C. Most of the rainfall occurs during the wet monsoons..
Purulia Sadar Women police station was opened in 2014 at Bhatbandh, As of 2016, it is covering the jurisdiction of Purulia (T) PS, Purulia (M) PS, Kotshila PS, Arsha PS, Jhalda PS and Joypur PS.
- Raghunathpur College
- Achhruram Memorial College
- Bikramjit Goswami Memorial College
- Balarampur College
- J.K. College, Purulia
- Kashipur Michael Madhusudhan Mahavidyalaya
- Nistarini Women's College
WBBSE affiliated schools
People from Purulia
Purulia arms drop
On 18 December 1995, a mysterious weapon consignment was dropped from the sky over Joypur Jhalda area under Purulia district of West Bengal. The consignment was discovered the next morning. The reasons are still unknown.
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