Malda District Profile-For WBCS (Exe.) Etc. Exam Personality Test-Interview Preparation
Malda district, also spelt Maldah or Maldaha; is a district in West Bengal, India. It lies 347 km (215 miles) north of Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal. Mango, jute and silk are the most notable products of this district. The special variety of mango, Fazli (Bengali: ফজলি) produced in this region, popularly known by the name of the district, is exported across the world and is acclaimed internationally. The folk culture of gombhira is a feature of the district, being a unique way of representation of joy and sorrow of daily life of the common people, as well as the unique medium of presentation on national and international matters. According to the National Investigation Agency Malda is believed to be a hub of a fake currency racket. It is reported that 90 per cent of the fake currency that enters India originates in Malda.Continue reading Malda District Profile-For WBCS (Exe.) Etc. Exam Personality Test-Interview Preparation.Continue Reading Malda District Profile-For WBCS (Exe.) Etc. Exam Personality Test-Interview Preparation
The town rose to prominence as the river port of the old capital of Pandua. During the 18th century it was the seat of prosperous cotton and silk industries. It remains an important distributing centre for rice, jute, and wheat. The area between the historical monument of Jame Masjid (1566) and the landmark of Nimasarai tower across the river Mahananda, constituted a municipality in 1867. Rice, jute, legumes, and oilseed are the chief crops in the surrounding area. Malda is the largest producer of excellent quality of jute in India. Mulberry plantations and mango orchards occupy large areas; mango trade and silk manufacture are the main economic activities. The Independence Day of Malda is 17 August 1947.
The latitude range is 24°40’20″ N to 25°32’08″ N, and the longitude range is 87°45’50″ E to 88°28’10″ E. The district covers an area of 3,733.66 square kilometres (1,441.6 sq mi). The total population (as of 2001 Census) was recorded as 3,290,160.
It was once the capital of Gour-Banga with its 3,733 square kilometres (1,441 sq mi) lay of the land classified into Tal, Diara, and Barind.
Malda, the district headquarters which lends its name to the district, during its early days grew up only near the side of the river Mahananda, and now the place is known as Phulbari. Some of the oldest houses can be found here. The city started to grow since 1925-1930. Now nearly a half-million people live in this city, and it is one of the biggest cities of West Bengal. It is a part of the former Gour.
In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Malda one of the country’s 283 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).It is one of the eleven districts in West Bengal currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme.
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According to the 2011 census Malda district has a population of 3,997,970 roughly equal to the nation of Liberia or the US state of Oregon. This gives it a ranking of 58th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 1,071 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,770/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 21.5%. Malda has a sex ratio of 939 females for every 1000 males,and a literacy rate of 62.71%.
Nearly 32,90,160 people live in Malda. Malda has a large diversity of demographics. Various classes and tribes like Polia, Shersabadia, Khotta, Panjhra, Santhals live here.
Northern part of the district has dominantly Hindu 53% population; Muslims are 46%. Tribesman and Christian people also live here.
Sujapur Idgah is one of the largest in India. Hindus are 40% in this part.
Over all Malda district (North Malda & South Malda together) Muslims are 51%, Hindus are 48%, Others are 1%.
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