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stony country much cut up by ravines, the continuous advance of
which is a most serious difficulty for the cultivator. The southern half
is fairly level.
Naral Subdivision.-South-eastern subdivision of Jessore District,
Bengal, lying between 22° 58' and 23° 21' N. and 89° 23' and
89° 5o' E., with an area of 487 square miles. The population in 1901
was 352,281, compared with 348,537 In 1891. It contains 810 villages,
including NARAL, its head-quarters; but no town. The subdivision,
which is entirely alluvial, is less unhealthy than other parts of Jessore,
and being lower, it still receives occasional deposits of silt ; it is thus
more thickly populated, and has a density of 723 persons per square
mile. The principal marts are at Naral, Naldi, and Lohagara.
Naral Village.-Head-quarters of the subdivision of the same
name in Jessore District, Bengal, situated in 23° 1o' N. and 89° 3o' E.,
22 miles east of Jessore town on the Chitra river, which is here very
deep and affords a regular route for large boats throughout the year.
Population (rgoi), 1,225. Naral contains the usual public offices;
the sub-jail has accommodation for 12 prisoners, and there is a
good collegiate school teaching up to the F.A. standard, with a hostel
attached. The Naral family are the leading landholders of Jessore
District, and several works of public utility have been constructed by
Narasannapeta Tahsil.-Zaminddri tahsil in Ganjam District,
Madras, consisting of several petty proprietary estates which adjoin the
Government taluk of Chicacole, with an area of 51 square miles. The
population in 1go1 was 26,452, compared with 24,878 in 1891. They
live in 41 villages. The head-quarters, NARASANNAPETA TOWN, is Out-
side its limits. The demand for land revenue and cesses in 1903-4
was Rs. 40,400. The Urlam estate, which is nearly 20 miles in area,
is a prosperous tract, being fertile and irrigated by river channels from
the Vamsadhara. Bell-metal vessels are made at Mobagam.
Narasannapeta Town.-Head-quarters of a deputy-lahsildar in
the Chicacole taluk of Ganjam District, Madras, situated in 18° 26' N.
and 84° 2' E., on the trunk road 14 miles north of Chicacole. Popula-
tion (1901), 7,886, chiefly weavers and traders.
Narasapatnam Subdivision.-Subdivision of Vizagapatam Dis-
trict, Madras, consisting of the taluk of GOLGONDA (including Agency
area), the zaminddri tahsils of VIRAVILLI (including Agency area) and
ANAKAPALLE, and the tdI26k Of SARVASIDDHI.
Narasapatnam Town.-Head-quarters of the Golgonda taluk
and of the Narasapatnam subdivision, Vizagapatam District, Madras,
situated in 170 4o' N. and 82° 37' E., 8 miles from the foot of the
hills in the midst of a fertile plain. Population (lgor), 10,589. It is
a centre of trade with the hills to the north.