Administrative information for Burdwan district
Main head quarter: Burdwan town
Six Subdivision: Sadar-1, Sadar-2, Asansol, Durgapur, Kalna, Katwa.
Number of police station: Thirty two
Geographical statistics of Burdwan district
Total Area : 7024.43 square kilometer.
Rivers : In burdwan there are three main rivers. They are Bhagirathi-Hoogly(Ganga), Damodar and Ajay. Besides these there are some small rivers, they are Banka, Gangur-Behula, Kana, Khari and Kunur.
Weather: Generally warm and wet mousumi weather. Average annual rainfall is 1516 milimeter(as per 2010 statistics)
Soil: In this district mainly there are three types of soil. They are-1. Sedimentary soil 2. Lateritic soil and 3. Red and Yellow soil.
Forest area and trees: only 3.5 percent of the district is forest. Per head 0.005 hector.
Minerals : Coal is the main mineral of this district. Around Raniganj near about 200 coal mines are there. Fire clay also available here.
Cultivation and Irrigation : Total 4698 hector cultivation land here. Near about 72.9 percent are covered by irrigation .
Main industries and communication in Burdwan District
Main industry: Durgapur steel plant, L&T cement factory, Hindustan fertilizer, Chittaranjan railway locomotives, Isco and Burnstandard.
Communication : 770 post office, total metal road- 8044 km and non metal road-5205 km.
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