Burdwan District Profile-For WBCS (Exe.) Etc. Exam Personality Test-Interview Preparation
Also spelled Burdwan or Barddhaman was a district in West Bengal. On 7 April 2017, the district was bifurcated into Purba Bardhaman district and Paschim Bardhaman district. The headquarters of the district was Bardhaman, and it housed the cities of Asansol and Durgapur.Great revolutionary Rashbehari Bose was born in village Subaldaha,Bardhaman district. Continue reading Burdwan District Profile-For WBCS (Exe.) Etc. Exam Personality Test-Interview Preparation.Continue Reading Burdwan District Profile-For WBCS (Exe.) Etc. Exam Personality Test-Interview Preparation
Bardhaman District had an area of 7,024 km² and a population of 6,895,514 (2001 census). It was bounded on the north by Birbhum and Murshidabad districts, on the east by Nadia District, on the southeast by Hooghly District, on the southwest by Bankura and Purulia districts, and on the northwest by Dhanbad district of Jharkhand.The district had six sub-divisions: Asansol, Sadar (North), Sadar (South), Durgapur, Kalna, and Katwa.
Burdwan district with its varied tectonic elements and riverine features, is a transitional zone between the Jharkhand plateau which constitutes a portion of peninsular shield in the west and Ganga-Brahamaputra alluvial plain in the north and east. In general the Jharkhand plateau consists of the metasedimentary rocks of precambrian age, Gondwana sedimentary rocks, Rajmahal basalts and upper tertiary sediments. Laterite has developed on these older rocks as well as on early Quaternary sediments.
To the south, the alluvial plain merges with Damodar-kasain-Subarnarekha deltaic plains. The western half of the district resembles a promontory jutting out from the hill ranges of Chotonagpur plateau and consists of barren, rocky and rolling country with a laterite soil rising into rocky hillocks, the highest being 227 m. These diversify the otherwise monotonous landscape and lend a special charm to the skyline around Asansol subdivision. Ajoy-barakar divide is a convex plateau, the average altitude being 150 m. The gradient is westerly to the west and to the east it is northerly toward Ajay and southerly toward Damodar below the latitude.
The Ajoy-Damodar inter-stream tract is made up of several stows consisting of vales and low convex spurs which run in almost all directions except northeast and thus lends a very complicated character to local relief.
The district experiences a climate which is transitional between CWg and AW types, where ‘C’ stands for ‘warm temperate rainy climates with mild winter’, ‘W’ for ‘dry winter not compensated for by total rain in the rest of the year’, ‘g ‘ for ‘eastern Ganges type of temperature trend’ and ‘AW’ for ‘tropical savanna climates’.
Average temperature in hot season is 30 C while at the cold season is 20 C. Average rainfall is 1496 mm. The cold season starts from about the middle of November and continues till the end of February. March to May is dry summer intervened by tropical cyclones and storms. June to September is wet summer while October and November is autumn.
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