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India officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second most populous country, and the most populous liberal democracy in the world. India is a union of twenty-eight states and seven federally-governed union territories. New Delhi is the capital of India.
 
Tamluk is the district headquarters of Purba Medinipur district of West Bengal, India. Though there is some controversy, scholars have generally agreed that present day Tamluk is the site of the ancient city variously known as Tamralipta or Tamralipti. The present town is located on the banks of the Rupnarayan River close to the Bay of Bengal. It has an average elevation of 7 meters.
 
As of the 2001 census of India, Tamluk had a population of 45,826. Males constitute 52 percent of the population and females 48 percent. Tamluk has an average literacy rate of 77 percent, higher than the national average of 59.5 percent, male literacy is 83 percent, and female literacy is 72 percent. In Tamluk, 11 percent of the population is under 6 years of age.
 
The region has its own distinct ethnic mix, stemming from successive migrations and invasions from both the west, east, and especially from northern India after the Aryan invasion of India. Its history shows the complex combination of indigenous, Buddhist, Jain, Hindu and Islamic cultures, often introduced through physical conquest and political control, as well as through trade, travel, and migration.
 
Unlike other parts of Bengal, Tamluk was always well connected with the Gangetic plains. In fact, there is evidence to suggest that the culture of Aryavarta influenced life in early Tamluk. The worship of Bheema is a sign of the socio-religious acceptance of Aryan culture in this area. Tamluk is always praised for its reach cultural activities. There are lots of Arts schools, Dance Schools and Drama groups. Tamluk which is also an important craft center is located just 85 kilometers south-west of Kolkata. People of tamluk is sober, cultured and rich.

Tamluk is mainly an agricultural area. About 60 percent of the land is under cultivation. Tamluk is one of the largest producer and exporter of the Pan Leaf. Once fishing was an important occupation of the local residents. It can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism destination that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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