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Murshidabad - VI

This is the railway station at Murshidabad district HQ town- Baharampur.Murshidabad was a town and district of British India, in the Bengal Presidency. In the Mughal period it was the capital of Bengal. The town of Murshidabad is on the left bank of the Bhāgirathi-Hooghly or main sacred channel of the Ganges.The city today is a center for agriculture, handicrafts and sericulture. The famous Murshidabad Silk, much in demand for making saris and scarves.As of 2001 India census,Murshidabad had a population of 36,894. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%.About 70% of the population is Muslim. Murshidabad has an average literacy rate of 66%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 71%, and female literacy is 61%.

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