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Pursurah (community development block)

পুরশুড়া সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
community development block
Location in West Bengal, India

Coordinates: 22°51′01″N 87°57′46″E / 22.850278°N 87.962778°E / 22.850278; 87.962778Coordinates: 22°51′01″N 87°57′46″E / 22.850278°N 87.962778°E / 22.850278; 87.962778{{#coordinates:22.850278|N|87.962778|E|type:city(156212)_region:|||| |primary |name=

Country Template:Country data India
State West Bengal
District Hooghly
 • Total 96.92 km2 (37.42 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 156,212
 • Density 1,600/km2 (4,200/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Literacy 54.93%
Lok Sabha constituency Arambagh
Vidhan Sabha constituency Pursurah

Pursurah (community development block) is an administrative division in Arambag subdivision of Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Pursurah police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Pursurah.[1][2]


Pursurah is located at 22°51′01″N 87°57′46″E / 22.850278°N 87.962778°E / 22.850278; 87.962778{{#coordinates:22.850278|N|87.962778|E||||| | |name= }}. It is about 7 kilometers away from Tarakeswar. Pursurah community development block has an area of 96.92  km2.[2]

Gram panchayats

Gram panchayats of Pursurah block/ panchayat samiti are: Bhangamorah, Chilladangi, Dehibatpur, Kelepara, Pursurah I, Pursurah II, Shyampur and Shrirampur.[3]


At the 2001 census, Pursurah block had a total population of 156,212, out of which 79,943 were males and 76,269 were females. Pursurah block registered a population growth of 10.08 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for Hooghly district was 15.72 per cent.[2] Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[4]


At the 2001 census, Pursurah block had a total literacy of 54.93 per cent. While male literacy was 64.93 per cent, female literacy was 43.34 per cent.[5]


This is a rich agricultural area with several cold storages.[6]


  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Hooghly district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-04-10. 
  2. ^ a b c "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 4, Hugli district". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-04-10. 
  3. ^ "No. 229 (Sanction)-PN/P/II/1G-5/2005(Pt.II) dated 02.02.09". Allotment No. 5 for five districts – Cooch Behar, Burdwan, Uttar Dinajpur, Hooghly and Bankura. Government of West Bengal - Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 
  4. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 
  5. ^ "Pursurah". Local Self-government. Hooghly Zilla Parishad. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 
  6. ^ "List of functioning Cold Storage of West Bengal District wise as on 18.01.07". West Bengal State Marketing Board. Retrieved 2009-01-28.