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Census Town
Bhanowara is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Bhanowara is located in India
Bhanowara (India)
Coordinates: 23°44′19″N 87°01′39″E / 23.738643°N 87.027553°E / 23.738643; 87.027553
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictPaschim Bardhaman
 • Total8,555
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationWB

Bhanowara is a census town in Barabani CD Block in Asansol Sadar subdivision of Paschim Bardhaman district in the state of West Bengal, India.


Cities, towns and ECL Areas in the western portion of Asansol Sadar subdivision in Paschim Bardhaman district
MC: municipal corporation, P: rural administrative centre, CT: census town, N: neighbourhood, OG: out growth, T: temple
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly


Bhanowara is located at 23°44′19″N 87°01′39″E / 23.738643°N 87.027553°E / 23.738643; 87.027553.

The Asansol-Durgapur region has undulating laterite soil. This area lies between two 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 in the 18th century led to industrialisation of the area and most of the forests have been cleared.[1]

Pangachhiya, Majiara, Bhanowara, Domohani, Charanpur (OG), Ratibati and Chelad form a cluster of census towns and an outgrowth on the northern and eastern sides of Asansol.[2]


As per the 2011 census, 83.33% of the population of Asansol Sadar subdivision was urban and 16.67% was rural.[3] In 2015, the municipal areas of Kulti, Raniganj and Jamuria were included within the jurisdiction of Asansol Municipal Corporation.[4]Asansol Sadar subdivision has 26 (+1 partly) Census Towns.(partly presented in the map alongside; all places marked on the map are linked in the full-screen map).


As per 2011 Census of India Bhanowara had a total population of 8,855 of which 4,627 (52%) were males and 4,228 (48%) were females. Population below 6 years was 1,188. The total number of literates in Bhanowara was 5,452 (71.11% of the population over 6 years).[5]

As per the 2011 census, the urban agglomeration (UA) centred upon Asansol had a population of 1,243,414. In addition to the erstwhile municipalities of Kulti, Jamuria, and Raniganj subsequently incorporated into the Asansol Municipal Corporation, the agglomeration included the census towns of Amkula, Baktarnagar, Ballavpur, Bhanowara, Domohani, Egara, Jemari (J.K. Nagar Township), Majiara, Murgathaul, Raghunathchak, Sahebganj and Topsi, and also Charanpur, an outgrowth of Jamuria.[6][4]

As of 2001 India census,[7] Bhanowara had a population of 7,732. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Bhanowara has an average literacy rate of 58%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 68% and female literacy of 47%. 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.


As per ECL website telephone numbers, operational collieries in the Sripur Area of Eastern Coalfields in 2018 are: Bhanora West Block Colliery, Girmint Colliery, New Ghusick Colliery, Kalipahari Colliery, Ningha Colliery and S.S.I. Colliery.[8]


Bhanowara has five primary schools.[9]


  1. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, Bardhaman Jelar Itihas O Lok Sanskriti (History and Folk lore of Bardhaman District.), (in Bengali), Vol I, pp 14-15, Radical Impression. ISBN 81-85459-36-3
  2. ^ "Census of India 2011, West Bengal: District Census Handbook, Barddhaman" (PDF). Map of Barabani CD Block, page 167 and Map of Raniganj CD Block, page 215. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  3. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Burdwan". Table 2.2, 2.4(a). Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  4. ^ a b "The Kolkata Gazette" (PDF). Notification No. 335/MA/O/C-4/1M-36/2014 dated 3 June 2015. Department of Municipal Affairs, Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 March 2017. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  5. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Constituents of Urban Agglomerations having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Provisional Population Total, Census of India 2011. Government of India. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  8. ^ "Area wise Closed User Group (CUG) Telephone Numbers" (PDF). Sripur Area. Eastern Coalfields Limited. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  9. ^ 7th All-India School Education Survey 2003 Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine