Jamalpur, Munger

Jamalpur, Munger

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Jamalpur (जमालपुर, बिहार) is a town and a municipality in Munger district in the Indian state of Bihar.

Jamalpur, the name literally means beautiful (Jamal-) town (-pur) and that is a literal description of the place. Jamalpur is best known for its large railway workshop (कारखाना) in the Eastern Railway Zone and the railway institute IRIMEE (The Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering).Jamalpur is best known as a very large workshop on the East Indian Railway, employing over 25,000people at one time. The town was established during the British Raj and the cultural hub at thattime was the Railway Institute. The Railway Institute was huge – it had its own movie theatre, asix-lane swimming pool, four tennis courts, two billiard rooms and a bowling lawn. Its danceswere renowned and railway folk came from all over the East India Railway (EIR) to attend.

Geography

Jamalpur is located at 25°18′N 86°30′E / 25.3, 86.5.. It has an average elevation of 151 metres (495&nbsp;feet).

<!-- Deleted image removed: -->The city is in the Munger district. Munger is 8&nbsp;km North West of Jamalpur. There is a road as well as a rail link between the two towns. It is an overnight journey from Kolkata.

The nearest airport is at Patna, around four hours from Jamalpur by rail. Kolkata is the nearest airport to the east from which Jamalpur can be reached...
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