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Charanpur is located in West Bengal
Charanpur is located in India
Coordinates: 23°44′35″N 87°02′45″E / 23.74298°N 87.04585°E / 23.74298; 87.04585
StateWest Bengal
DistrictPaschim Bardhaman
Sub-divisionAsansol subdivision
 • Total2.63 km2 (1.02 sq mi)
 • Total3,301
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

Charanpur is a village in Paschim Bardhaman district of West Bengal, India, about 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) from the industrial town of Asansol.


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


Charanpur is classified as an Out Growth (OG) Urban Unit. It has an area of 2.63 square kilometres (1.02 sq mi). In 2001 the population was 3,301, of which 1,688 were male and 1,613 female.[1] For postal delivery, Charanpur is a sub-office of the Jamuria Taluk.[2] For other administrative purposes, it is within the Barabani community development block.[3]

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.[4]


As per the 2011 census, 83.33% of the population of Asansol Sadar subdivision was urban and 16.67% was rural.[5]In 2015, the municipal areas of Kulti, Raniganj and Jamuria were included within the jurisdiction of Asansol Municipal Corporation.[6]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).

Asansol Urban Agglomeration

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.[7][6]

Coal mining

Formerly Charanpur was a coal mining location.[8] It lay in the Raniganj coal field.[9] There were two seams. The Koithee coal seam was 45 metres (148 ft) above the Poniati seam. An oblique fault cut across the two seams.[10] In 1865 Apcar and Company was working a seam of coal 13 feet (4.0 m) deep near Charanpur.[11] It held 12 feet (3.7 m) of fair coal.[12] In 1891 the Apcar's Charampur colliery was the first on the district to be lit by electric light.[13] The Civil Engineering College at Sibpur began providing regular course of instruction in mining at the colliery in 1906.[9]



  1. ^ a b Population, Density & General Sex Ratio: Bardhaman.
  2. ^ Charanpur S.O Post Office.
  3. ^ Charanpur (og): indiagrowing.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ Chakrabarti 1989, p. 127.
  9. ^ a b O'Malley 1909, p. 143.
  10. ^ Singh 2005, p. 125.
  11. ^ Geological Survey 1865, p. 104.
  12. ^ Hunter 1875, p. 112.
  13. ^ Notes: The Electrician 1891.