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Presidency: Bengal
Coordinates: 23.238333°N, 87.860833°E
Altitude: 30 m (100 ft)
Present Day Details
Place Name: Bardhaman
State/Province: West Bengal
Country: India
Transport links
East Indian Railway
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Burdwan was the headquarters of Burdwan District in the Burdwan Division of Bengal Districts during the British period, located about 70 miles from Calcutta.

Khana Junction, situated a few miles from Burdwan, was an important junction on the East Indian Railway.

Spelling variants

Modern name: Bardhaman
Variants: Burdwan, Bardwan, Barddhaman
Modern name: Khana Junction
Variants: Canoo Junction, Kanoo Junction, Khanoo Junction, Kanu Junction[1]

Also see

Burdwan-Katwa Railway

External links

Historical books online

  • "East Burdwan" page 412 The Bengal and Agra Annual Guide and Gazetteer for 1842 Volume II Google Books


  1. Harding, Simon. Thomas Moore Rootsweb India Mailing List 28 Aug 2015. Retrieved 29 August 2015