Bankura district - West Bengal
Bankura district is situated in the state of West Bengal, India and is a very important district in terms of ancient history and culture. It has been mentioned in the great epic of Mahabharata, Buddhist Jatakas and Larh of the old Jain.
Location of Bankura
Bankura lies to the west of West Bengal and comes under the Bardhaman division. It is located between latitude 22 degrees 38 minutes north and longitude 86 degrees 36 minutes east to 87 degrees 47 minutes east. To the north is Bardhaman district, to the west is Purulia district and to the south is Paschi Medinapure. Hugli is to the east of the district. River Damodar runs from the north of the district. It is situated between the hilly terrain of Santal Parganas of the state of Bihar and Chotanagpur on one side and the fertile plains on the other.
Maps of Bankura
The provided Bankura map shows the various towns and cities that you want to visit. Major road like the National Highway No. 60 runs from the center of the district. It runs through various towns like Jhantipahar, Bheduasol, Ramsagar, Piardoba etc. A Railway route is also found in the district that runs alongside the high way. Four rivers flow from the district making it a very fertile place for agriculture. The district headquarters is situated in the city of Bankura.
Tourism in Bankura
Visitors will be delighted to see the excellent natural beauty here. the cam and quite nature of the environment in the popular Susunia, the Biharinath hill and the Mikutmonipur - Jhilmili circuit which has lush green forest and the famous Kangasbati water reservoir that provides recreation to the various visitors here. There are also plenty of pilgrimage places to visit in the district.
Information on Bankura
Bankura has a population of around 3,596,292 of which female population is 1,755,788 and male population is 1,840,504 approximately in 2011. The population density here is 464 people per sq km. the district administers 6,882 sqkm of areas. The literacy rate is 70.95 according to 2011 reports of which male literacy rate is 81.00 and 60.44 female. The sex ration of Bankura district according to 2011 report is 943 girls per 1000 boys.
Bankura has the highest tribal population in the state. It comprises of major industries like rice, cotton weaving and oil seed milling. The high necked terracotta horse here is very famous. Temples like Raghunath Mandir and the Ekteshwar Mandir are some of the attractions here.