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Purulia

  • 6,259 km2
  • 22.60'-23.50'N
  • 85.75'-6.65'E
  • 2,536,516
  • 12,98,078
  • 12,38,438
  • 405/km2
  • 56.14%
  • 954F/1000M
  • 3
  • 2459
Purulia
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Purulia

The westernmost district of West Bengal, Puruliya is the native home of the Mahato Bhumija and Santhal tribes and is best known for its masked Chhau dance. The melodious Tusu Song Festival is also unique to this region. Predominantly an agricultural district, nearly 80% of India's lac is produced here. Puruliya town, the district headquarters, is an important archeological site and several 7th century Jain temple ruins can be found here.The nearest airport is at Kolkata, nearly 372 km from Puruliya district. The district is well connected by train services with other parts of the district. National Highway 32 runs across Puruliya district.

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