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Dhulian is a town and a municipality in Jangipur subdivision of Murshidabad district in the state of West Bengal, India. It is located between the Ganges and the Hooghly canal.

Dhulian is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 24°41′N 87°58′E / 24.68°N 87.97°E / 24.68; 87.97Coordinates: 24°41′N 87°58′E / 24.68°N 87.97°E / 24.68; 87.97
Country India
StateWest Bengal
4 m (13 ft)
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code+91-3485
Vehicle registrationWB58-
Lok Sabha constituencyMaldaha Dakshin
Vidhan Sabha constituencySamserganj

Dhulian has been mentioned as an inland water transport (IWT) trading point between Murshidabad and the city of Rajshahi in Bangladesh. Low-cost barges could ply the Ganges river, called Padma in downstream Bangladesh, exchanging goods and reducing smuggling. This proposal has not been agreed to yet by the two countries.



Dhulian is located at 24°41′N 87°58′E / 24.68°N 87.97°E / 24.68; 87.97.[1] It has an average elevation of 4 metres (13 feet).

Dhuliyan is surrounded by Farakka (to the north), Aurangabad (to the South) Pakur (to the West) and Ganges River (Ganga) (to the East).


In the 2011 census, Dhulian Urban Agglomeration had a population of 239,022, out of which 119,151 were males and 119,871 were females. The 0–6 years population was 45,483. Effective literacy rate for the 7+ population was 60.06 per cent.[2]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Dhulian had a population of 72,906. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Dhulian has an average literacy rate of 39%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 48% and, female literacy is 31%. In Dhulian, 20% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Police stationEdit

Samserganj police station, located in Dhulian, has jurisdiction over Samserganj CD Block.[4]

CD Block HQEdit

The headquarters of Samserganj CD Block are located at Dhulian.[5]



Nur Mohammad Smriti Mahavidyalaya was established in 2008 at Dhulian. It has Bengali, English, history, sociology and education departments.[6][7]



Anupnagar Rural Hospital functions with 30 beds.[8]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Dhulian
  2. ^ "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-21.
  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 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
  4. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Murshidabad". Table 2.1. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original on 29 July 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  5. ^ "District Census Handbook: Murshidabad, Series 20 Part XII A" (PDF). Map of Murshidabad with CD Block HQs and Police Stations (on the fourth page). Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal, 2011. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Nur Mohammad Smriti Mahavidyalaya". NMSM. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Nur Mohammad Smriti Mahavidyalaya". College Admission. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Health & Family Welfare Department". Health Statistics. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 19 September 2017.