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locator_position = right | state_name = West Bengal
district = Bankura
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altitude = 66
population_as_of = 2001
population_total = 27,348| population_density =
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area_telephone =91 3244
postal_code =722207
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Sonamukhi ( _bn. সোনামুখী) is a city and a municipality in Bankura District in the Indian state of West Bengal.


Sonamukhi is located at coord|23.3|N|87.42|E| [ [ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Sonamukhi] ] . It has an average elevation of 66 metres (216 feet).


As of 2001 India census [GR|India] , Sonamukhi had a population of 27,348. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Sonamukhi has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 64%. In Sonamukhi, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Niresh Bagdi of CPI (M) won the Sonamukhi (SC) assembly seat in 2006 defeating his nearest rival Dipali Saha of AITC. In 2001, Sukhendu Khan of CPI (M) defeated Dipali Saha of AITC. In 1996 and 1991, Haradhan Bauri of CPI (M) defeated Pulakesh Saha and Sastidhar Bagdi, both of INC, in the respective years. In 1987, 1982 and 1977, Sukhendu Khan of CPI (M) defeated Kallol Saha of INC, Sasthi Bauri of INC and Kanai Saha of JNP, in the respective years. [ [ Election Commission of India] Assembly election results 1977 – 2006 ]

Sonamukhi is part of Durgapur (Lok Sabha constituency). [cite web
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title = General election to the Legislative Assembly, 2001 – List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies
accessdate = 2007-02-21
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work = West Bengal
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In September 2005, South Eastern Railway threw open passenger services on the 41 km long Bankura-Sonamukhi broad gauge section, being the first phase of the Bankura-Damodar River Railway project. BDR project entails extension from Sonamukhi to Raina (19.8 km) and then on to Masagram, providing direct connectivity to Howrah through Eastern Railway. [ [ Hindu Business Line 21 September 2005] ] Work is in progress (in 2007) in the Sonamukhi-Raina section. [ [ Railway Budget 2006-07] ]

External links

* [ Map of Bankura district] if you join the few line about the BDR Railways detailsuch all station name and destination and fare etc.


ee also

Bankura District

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