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Nalhati is a city and a municipality in Rampurhat subdivision of Birbhum District in the Indian state of West Bengal near the West Bengal / Jharkhand border. This town is named after the Shakti peeth Nalhateshwari temple, which according to the mythologies is the situated where the "nala" i.e. throat of goddess Shakti had fallen. It is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas in India. Nalhati Municipality was established in 2000.[2]

Nalhati
City
Nalhati is located in West Bengal
Nalhati
Nalhati
Location in West Bengal, India
Nalhati is located in India
Nalhati
Nalhati
Nalhati (India)
Coordinates: 24°17′38″N 87°50′20″E / 24.294°N 87.839°E / 24.294; 87.839Coordinates: 24°17′38″N 87°50′20″E / 24.294°N 87.839°E / 24.294; 87.839
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictBirbhum
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyNalhati Municipality
Area
 • Total7.85 km2 (3.03 sq mi)
Elevation
48 m (157 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total41,534
 • Density5,300/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
731220 (Nalhati)
Telephone/STD code03465
ISO 3166 codeIN-WB
Lok Sabha constituencyBirbhum
Vidhan Sabha constituencyNalhati
Websitebirbhum.nic.in

GeographyEdit

 
Cities and towns in Rampurhat subdivision of Birbhum 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

LocationEdit

Nalhati is located at 24°18′N 87°49′E / 24.3°N 87.82°E / 24.3; 87.82.[3] It has an average elevation of 48 metres (160 feet). It is on the Chhotonagpur plateau. A small portion of hill with very low altitude can be visible within the town. On the hill the Nalateswari temple and Ana Baba Mazar Sherif are two tourist interests. The soil of this part of Birbhum resembles that of Bankura and Purulia as "Lalmatir Desh" (land of red soil).

Police stationEdit

Nalhati police station has jurisdiction over Nalhati I and Nalhati II CD blocks.[4][5]

CD block HQEdit

The headquarters of Nalhati I CD block are located at Nalhati.[6]

OverviewEdit

The northern portion of Rampurhat subdivision (shown in the map alongside) is part of the Nalhati Plains, a sub-micro physiographic region, and the southern portion is part of the Brahmani-Mayurakshi Basin, another sub-micro physiographic region occupying the area between the Brahmani in the north and the Mayurakshi in the south.There is an occasional instrusion of Rajmahal Hills, from adjoining Santhal Parganas, towards the north-western part of the subdivision. On the western side is Santhal Parganas and the boder between West Bengal and Jharkhand can be seen in the map. Murshidabad district is on the eastern side. A small portion of the Padma River and the border with Bangladesh (thick line) can be seen in the north-eastern corner of the map.[7]96.62% of the population of Rampurhat subdivision live the rural areas and 3.38% of the population live in the urban areas.[8]

Note: The map alongside presents some of the notable locations in the area. All places marked in the map are linked in the larger full screen map.

Places of interestEdit

Nalhati is a tourist spot in West Bengal and is being promoted lately by the state government. It is healthy place to live for its pollution free environment. The Nalateswari Temple and Mazar Sherif atop the small hill is a must see of this town. Many interesting sights on the hill are no longer visible for growing urbanization. The Baidhara Shalbon at the Brahmani river delta and Chandramani hills near Bautia are nice place to go for a 15 km distance. There is good connectivity to Jharkhand, Bihar, North Bengal and south Bengal.

Located on the Chhotonagpur plateau, Nalhati is the source for good quality stone chips to South Bengal as there is a crusher belt near the town.

TransportEdit

Nalhati Junction railway station is on the Khana-Barharwa section of Sahibganj loop.[9] Nalhati-Azimganj branch line originates from Nalhati.[10]

SH 7, running from Rajgram to Midnapore, and NH 14, running from Morgram to Kharagpur, pass through Nalhati.[11]The section of the highway passing through the area was earlier part of Panagarh-Morgram Highway.

Post OfficeEdit

Nalhati has a delivery sub post office, with PIN 731220, under Rampurhat head office. Branch offices with the same PIN are situated at Barla, Debagram, Diha, Gosainpur, Kaitha, Kalitha, Kogram, Modhura, Mustofadanga, Paikpara and Tejhati.[12]

EducationEdit

Two higher secondary school named Nalhati Hariprasad High School(H.S) & Nalhati High School for Girls just 1.25 km & .50 km apart from Railway station. There are also two UG colleges - Hiralal Bhakat College and Sofia Girls' College. There are two more higher secondary schools along with secondary schools. First one is Nalhati Vivekananda Vidyapith and another one is Arisunnesha girls' high school. Both of them are near about the railway station and bus stand.There is a secondary school named Nalhati Madhyamik Vidyalaya near Hariprasad football ground. Nalhati is the centre of many village for many respect along with educational facilities and main markets. There are many computer educational points over Nalhati, one of them is the Nalhati Youth Computer Center. There is also a private English Medium school named South End School.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.jnnurmwestbengal.gov.in/DIS/MUNI_DLB_Nalhati.htm
  2. ^ "Category, Year of Establishment, Area, SC, ST and total population in ULBs in West Bengal" (PDF). Department of Municipal affairs, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 9 November 2008.[dead link]
  3. ^ "Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Nalhati". Fallingrain.com. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  4. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2008, Birbhum" (PDF). Table 2.1. Bureau of Applied Economics and Statistics, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Birbhum Police". Police Stations. West Bengal Police. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  6. ^ "District Census Handbook: Birbhum, Series 20, Part XII B" (PDF). Map of Birbhum with CD Block HQs and Police Stations (on the fourth page). Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal, 2011. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  7. ^ "District Census Handbook Birbhum, Census of India 2011, Series 20, Part XII A" (PDF). Page 15: Physiography. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  8. ^ "2011 Census - Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  9. ^ "53063 Bardhaman-Barharwa Passenger". Time Table. Indiarailinfo. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  10. ^ "73033 Azimganj Nalhati DEMU". Timetable. Indiarailinfo. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  11. ^ Google maps
  12. ^ "Birbhum Postal Zip Code Finder by Post Office". pincodezip.in. Retrieved 1 February 2018.

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