Dubrajpur

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Dubrajpur
Metropolitan City
Dubrajpur railway station
Dubrajpur railway station
Dubrajpur is located in West Bengal
Dubrajpur
Dubrajpur
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°48′N 87°23′E / 23.8°N 87.38°E / 23.8; 87.38Coordinates: 23°48′N 87°23′E / 23.8°N 87.38°E / 23.8; 87.38
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Birbhum
Area[2]
 • Total 16.83 km2 (6.50 sq mi)
Elevation 77 m (253 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 38,041[1]
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 731123
Telephone/STD code 91 3462
Lok Sabha constituency Birbhum
Vidhan Sabha constituency Dubrajpur, Suri
Website birbhum.nic.in

Dubrajpur is a city and a municipality in Suri Sadar subdivision of Birbhum District in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Geography[edit]

Dubrajpur is located at 23°48′N 87°23′E / 23.8°N 87.38°E / 23.8; 87.38.[3] It has an average elevation of 77 metres (252 feet).

Near Dubrajpur town there is a hill named Mama Bhagne. A large number of large sized rocks are found in the area. Two remarkable of these rocks are known as Mama and Bhagne (maternal uncle and nephew). Now, the entire area is known as Mama Bhagne.[4] Mama Bhagne pahar (hill) is now a picnic and tourist spot.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[5] Dubrajpur had a population of 32,752. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Dubrajpur has an average literacy rate of 56%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 65% and, female literacy is 46%. In Dubrajpur, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Mythology[edit]

It is believed that when Rama decided to attack Ravana, he found it necessary to throw a bridge across the straits for the conveyance of his troops, he drove in his aerial chariot to the Himalayas, picked up what stones he needed and drove back. As he was passing Dubrajpur his horses took fright and tilted up the chariot and so some stones fell out, these are the stones at Mama Bhagne.[6]

There is another legend to the effect that they were collected by Viswakarma, at the command of Shiva, to erect in one night a second Kasi. When he collected the rocks and was about to commence work, day dawned, so he left.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.citypopulation.de/php/india-westbengal.php?adm2id=1908
  2. ^ http://www.jnnurmwestbengal.gov.in/DIS/MUNI_DLB_Dubrajpur.htm
  3. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Dubrajpur
  4. ^ "Tourism in Birbhum". District administration. Retrieved 2012-04-11. 
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ a b O’Malley, L.S.S., ICS, Birbhum, Bengal District Gazetteers, pp. 125-128, first published 1910, 1996 reprint, Government of West Bengal