<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities
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() is a census town
police stationof Durgapur subdivision
in Bardhaman district
in the Indian state
of West Bengal
Sarpi is located at .
The Asansol-Durgapur region is composed of undulating latterite soil. This area lies between two mighty rivers – the Damodar
and the Ajay
. They flow almost parallel to each other in the region – the average distance between the two rivers is around 30 km. For ages the area was heavily forested and infested with plunderers and marauders. The discovery of coal led to industrialisation of the area and most of the forests have been cleared. Chattopadhyay, Akkori, Bardhaman Jelar Itihas O Lok Sanskriti
(History and Folk lore of Bardhaman District.), , Vol I, pp. 14-15, Radical Impression. ISBN 81-85459-36-3
, Sarpi had a population of 8,897. Males constitute 69% of the population and females 31%. Sarpi has an average literacy rate of 38%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 34%, and female literacy is 48%. In Sarpi, 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.
It is in the heart of the coal mining zone.
Sarpi has one primary school.