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Panchthupi is located at.
The area shown in the map alongside, covering Berhampore and Kandi subdivisions, is spread across both the natural physiographic regions of the district, Rarh and Bagri.The headquarters of Murshidabad district, Berhampore, is in this area.The ruins of Karnasubarna, the capital of Shashanka, the first important king of ancient Bengal who ruled in the 7th century, is located 9.6 kilometres (6.0 mi) south-west of Berhampore. The entire area is overwhelmingly rural with over 80% of the population living in the rural areas.
Note: The map alongside presents some of the notable locations in the subdivisions. All places marked in the map are linked in the larger full screen map.
According to the 2011 Census of India, Panch Thupi had a total population of 7,956, of which 4,092 (51%) were males and 3,864 (50%) were females. Population in the age range 0-6 years was 1,117. The total number of literate persons in Panch Thupi was 4,445 (64.99% of the population over 6 years).
Panchthupi Haripada Gouribala College was established in 1996 at Panchthupi. Affiliated with the University of Kalyani it offers honours courses in Bengali, English, Sanskrit, philosophy, political science and history. It offers general courses in Bengali, English, Sanskrit, Arabic, philosophy, political science and history.
Sunil Dhar Memorial B.P.Ed. College, a college for physical education, was established at Panchthupi in 2007.
There is a high school named Panchthupi T.N. Institution which was established in 1904 by Troilokya nath Adhikari. There is a girls' high School named sri Sri Ram Krishna Sarada Balika Vidyapith which is the second girls' high school in Kandi subdivision. This school was established in 1954. Besides these are three primary school and three private primary school at Panchthupi.
There is a group of mounds, possibly five, indicating the remains of a stupa, as signified by the name Panchthupi. It is known as Barkona Deul Mound
According to the List of Monuments of National Importance in West Bengal, the mound known as Barkona Deul Mound at Panchthupi is an ASI listed monument.
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