Sonamukhi

Sonamukhi is a city and a municipality in Bishnupur subdivision of Bankura district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Sonamukhi
City
Sonamukhi is located in West Bengal
Sonamukhi
Sonamukhi
Location in West Bengal, India
Sonamukhi is located in India
Sonamukhi
Sonamukhi
Sonamukhi (India)
Coordinates: 23°18′N 87°25′E / 23.3°N 87.42°ECoordinates: 23°18′N 87°25′E / 23.3°N 87.42°E
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictBankura
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodySonamukhi Municipality
Elevation
66 m (217 ft)
Population
(2011)
 • Total29,085[1]
Languages
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
722207
Telephone code91 3244
ISO 3166 codeIN-WB
Lok Sabha constituencyBishnupur
Vidhan Sabha constituencySonamukhi
Websitewww.wbdma.gov.in/HTM/DIS/MUNI_ULB_Sonamukhi.htm

Geography

Sonamukhi is located at 23°18′N 87°25′E / 23.3°N 87.42°E.[2] It has an average elevation of 66 m (217 ft).

History

Sonamukhi is a town of religious importance. There are many old temples throughout the town and a Masjid near sonamukhi police station. Sonamukhi is the birthplace of Haranath and KusumKumari Devi.[3] They are the reincarnation of Gouranga also known as Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. This place is considered equal importance among devotees as that of places like Vrindavan and Nabadwip respective birthplace of Krishna and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

Besides the temple of Kusumharanath there other temples such as Manohar Das Thakur etc. Adjacent to the temple of Kusumharanath there is Ananta Kunda which water is sacred.

Demographics

As of 2011 India census,[4] Sonamukhi had a population of 29,085. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Sonamukhi has an average literacy rate of 86.25 %, higher than state average of 76.26 %.: male literacy is 92.22%, and female literacy is 79.90%. In Sonamukhi, 8.21 % of the population is under 6 years of age.

Police station

Sonamukhi police station has jurisdiction over Sonamukhi municipality and Sonamukhi CD Block. The area covered is 380 km2 with a population of 142,305.[5][6]

CD Block HQ

The headquarters of Sonamukhi CD Block are located at Sonamukhi.[7]

Transport

In September 2005, South Eastern Railway began passenger services on the 41 km (25 mi) Bankura-Sonamukhi broad gauge section, being the first phase of the Bankura-Damodar River Railway project. BDR project reduced the distance from Bankura to Howrah via Masagram, providing alternate connectivity to Howrah through Eastern Railway via Howrah–Bardhaman chord.[8] Work up to Masagram is completed and inaugurated on 16 April 2013.[9]

State Highway 8 (West Bengal) running from Santaldih (in Purulia district) to Majhdia (in Nadia district) passes through Sonamukhi.[10]

Healthcare

Sonamukhi Rural Hospital functions as the central facility for Sonamukhi CD Block, with three Public Health Centres at Kundapuskarini, Panjal and Sitaljore and 26 subcentres.[11]

Education

References

  1. ^ http://www.census2011.co.in/data/town/801734-sonamukhi-west-bengal.html
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Sonamukhi
  3. ^ http://www.kusumahara.com/pg_hh_birth_n_childhood.aspx
  4. ^ http://www.census2011.co.in/data/town/801734-sonamukhi-west-bengal.html
  5. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Bankura". Tables 2.1, 2.2. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original on 29 July 2017. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Sonamukhi PS". Bankura District Police. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  7. ^ "District Census Handbook: Bankura" (PDF). Map of Bankura with CD Block HQs and Police Stations (on the fifth page). Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal, 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  8. ^ Hindu Business Line 21 September 2005
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2013.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "List of State Highways in West Bengal". West Bengal Traffic Police. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
  11. ^ "Status of Health and FW Services in Bankura District". Chief Medical Officer of Health, Bankura. Retrieved 11 December 2016.

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Bankura I is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Bankura Sadar subdivision of Bankura district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

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Sonamukhi College

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