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Burdwan (Bardhaman) District : West Bengal

About District


Bardhhaman district extends from 22o56' to 23o53' North latitude and from 86o48' to 88o25' East longitudes. Lying within Burdwan Division, the district is bounded on the north by Dumka (of Jharkhand), Birbhum and Murshidabad, on the east by Nadia, on the south by Hooghly, Bankura and Purulia and on the west by Dhanbad (of Jharkhand) districts. The district extends over an area of 7024 Sq. Kms and the population of the district is 772366 as per 2011 Census. The district is divided into 6 Subdivisions 31 Blocks and 2529 Villages. The district of Burdwan is predominantly agricultural in its eastern part and highly industrialised in the west. It is called "rice plate" of Bengal for its abundant agri-fields and huge production of rice. In tourism scenario, the district of Burdwan in the state of West Bengal has great potential. The District is commonly known for its beautiful Maithon dam reservoir in Asansol, the technological marvels of the Meghnad Saha Planetarium, the Krishnasayer ecological park or sophisticated Burdwan Science Centre. But there are many sites in the district enriched for their historical, cultural, religious importance or scenic beauty or as birds sanctuary or hot spring etc.

District at a Glance


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