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Location in West Bengal, India

Coordinates: 23°22′N 85°58′E / 23.37°N 85.97°E / 23.37; 85.97Coordinates: 23°22′N 85°58′E / 23.37°N 85.97°E / 23.37; 85.97{{#coordinates:23.37|N|85.97|E|type:city(19544)_region:|||| |primary |name=

Country Template:Country data India
State West Bengal
District Purulia
 • Type Urban Local Body
 • Chairman Mr. Madhu Sudan Kayal
Elevation 293 m (961 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 19,544
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 723 2xx
Telephone code +91 3254
Vehicle registration WB 56
Lok Sabha constituency Purulia
Vidhan Sabha constituency Baghmundi, Joypur

Jhalda is a city and a municipality in Purulia District in the Indian state of West Bengal.


Jhalda is located at 23°22′N 85°58′E / 23.37°N 85.97°E / 23.37; 85.97{{#coordinates:23.37|N|85.97|E||||| | |name= }}.[1] It has an average elevation of Script error: No such module "convert"..

Jhalda has been declared as a Sub-Division in the year 2009 by the Chief Minister of W.B, Mr. Buddhadeb Bhattacharya. Jhalda has got two Blocks, Jhalda - I Development Block and Jhalda - II Development Block. Jhalda - I Development Block is situated at Mosina, Near Jhalda and Jhalda II Development Block is situated at Kotshila.

Maps of Jhalda I, and Jhalda II Development Block


As of 2010 India census,[2] Jhalda had a population of 19544. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Jhalda has an average literacy rate of 64%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 73%, and female literacy is 53%. In Jhalda, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.


There are schools like Satyabhama, Girl's High School, Hindi High School and Jhlada High School.


It is a small town surrounded by small hillocks. The main hills of the area are Shikra, Bansa, Kopla, Silphor, etc. The places of interest of the area are Norahara, Murguma, Kanrior, etc. Jhalda is adjacent to the state of Jharkhand (9 km from Muri (Jharkhand)). Jhalda Station is the railway station in the region. The village of Kotogara is on the other side of the mountains at Jhalda. Kotogara village is in Jharkhand


It is on the Gomoh-Muri line.


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