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Bankura is a city and a municipality in Bankura District in the state of West Bengal, India. It is located in the western part of the Indian State of West Bengal. It is a part of Bardhaman Division of the State and included in the area known as "Rarh" in Bengal. It ranks fourth according to literacy rate of 2001 Census in the State.

The District Bankura is bounded by latitude 22.38' N and longitude 86.36' E to 87.47' E. River Damodar flows along the northern boundary of the district.

The adjacent districts are Bardhaman in the north, Purulia in th west and Paschim Medinipur in the south and Hooghly in the East. Bankura town is the district head quarter of the Bankura District. Bishnupur is a subdivisional town of Bankura district. It was the capital of the Mallabhum kingdom, once the most important Hindu dynasty in Bengal.This town famous for the Terracotta Temples made by the local red soils.

This city often called as the 'Temple City' of Bengal.Susunia and Beharinath is two main hills. Mukutmonipur dam and sutan is other tourist spot. Bankura has a rich cultural contribution to the school of bengal. From Terracotta to modern art and from classic north Indian musical genre Bishnupur Gharana to rock bangali band Jiggasa. dist/bankura.jsp Voice Of Bengal::Travel::Bankura

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