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Nature & Parks · Dams · Bodies of Water
Purulia City, also known as "Manbhum City", is a city located in West Bengal state, India, and was constituted in 1876. It is the location of the district headquarters of Purulia district. Purulia is located on the north of the Kangsabati River and is an important road and railway junction. Purulia Urban had an area of 137.90 km2 as of 2015. The administrated UA is not fixed and is increasing by remarkable rates every year.AdministrationDistrict Administration : Purulia DISTRICT MAGISTRATE & DISTRICT COLLECTOR Shri Alokesh Prasad Roy, WBCS(EXE.) District Magistrate & District Collector, Purulia District Phone: 03252-222302(O), 03252-222301(R), Fax: 03252-222490 District Magistrate is the head of the District Administration. He is also the District Collector and also Executive Officer of Zilla Parishad. He is assisted by Addl. District Magistrate(General), Addl. District Magistrate(Development), Addl. Executive Officer, Addl. District Magistrate & D.L. & L.R.O, S.D.O(Sadar East), S.D.O.(Sadar West), S.D.O.(Raghunathpur), B.D.O.s of 20 Blocks and by other Officers.>Administrative Units There are three Sub-divisions under Purulia District namely:I. PURULIA SADAR EASTBlocks under this Sub-division are:- 1)BUNDWAN, 2)HURA, 3)MANBAZAR-I, 4)MANBAZAR-II, 5)PUNCHA, 6)PURULIA-I, 7)PURULIA-II, II. PURULIA SADAR WESTBlocks under this Sub-division are:- 1)ARSHA, 2)BAGHMUNDI, 3)BALARAMPUR, 4)BARABAZAR, 5)JHALDA-I, 6)JHALDA-II, 7)JOYPUR III. RAGHUNATHPURBlocks under this Sub-division are:- 1)KASHIPUR, 2)NETURIA, 3)PARA, 4)RAGHUNATHPUR-I, 5)RAGHUNATHPUR-II, 6)(748 feet). Summers are hot and dry with temperatures ranging from lows of 23 °C to highs above 48 °C. The temperature reached the highest level in the country on June 18, 2005 at 51.1 °C. Winters are dry and cool with daily temperatures ranging from 5 °C to 20 °C. Most of the rainfall occurs during the wet monsoons.
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Purulia's accommodations are primarily business-style hotels, built to meet the demands of this river, road, and rail transport hub. Look close to the stations for some comfortable options, including simple hotels and the odd guesthouse. To the north, you'll find a few more upscale options close to the lake, with some rooms offering excellent views of the water.
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