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Farakka

Farakka Barrage Township
Farrakka Barrage Township
Town
Farakka Barrage Township
Farakka Barrage Township
Location in West Bengal, India

Coordinates: 24°49′N 87°54′E / 24.82°N 87.90°E / 24.82; 87.90Coordinates: 24°49′N 87°54′E / 24.82°N 87.90°E / 24.82; 87.90

Country  India
State West Bengal
District Murshidabad
Elevation 12 m (39 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 21,794
Languages
 • Official BengaliEnglish
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Maldaha Dakshin
Vidhan Sabha constituency Farakka

Farrakka Barrage Township is a census town in Murshidabad district in the state of West Bengal, India.

Geography

Town Farakka is located at 24°49′N 87°54′E / 24.82°N 87.90°E / 24.82; 87.90.[1] It has an average elevation of 12 metres (39 feet).

Demographics

As of 2001 India census,[2] Farrakka Barrage Township had a population of 21,794. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Farrakka Barrage Township has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 73%, and female literacy is 63%. In Farrakka Barrage Township, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Economy

Farakka Super Thermal Power Station of NTPC Limited (formerly National Thermal Power Corporation) has of 2,100 MW capacity is located at Farakka. The NTPC-Farakka has 85 KM long Merry Go Round Railway transporting coal from Rajmahal mines.[3]

Education

Schools in the town include Bahadurpur High School.

Transport

NH 80 terminates at Farakka and NH 34 passes through here. The transport is also facilitated by routine Bus service from Township TTS to PTS (falling under NTPC)and vice-versa at stipulated timings everyday. The township is served by New Farakka Junction.

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