|• Total||3.64 km2 (1.41 sq mi)|
|• Density||3,700/km2 (9,700/sq mi)|
|• Official||Bengali, Hindi, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Asansol|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Raniganj|
|Cities and towns in the southern and eastern portions of Durgapur subdivision in Paschim Bardhaman district|
MC: Municipal Corporation, CT: census town, R: rural centre, A: airport, B: barrage, H: historical site
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly
Dignala is located at.
The Asansol-Durgapur region is composed of undulating laterite 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 in the 18th century led to industrialisation of the area and most of the forests have been cleared.
According to the 2011 census, 79.22% of the population of the Durgapur subdivision was urban and 20.78% was rural. The Durgapur subdivision has 1 municipal corporation at Durgapur and 38 (+1 partly) census towns (partly presented in the map alongside; all places marked on the map are linked in the full-screen map).
Andal, a part of Andal (gram), Dignala, Palashban and Baska lying south of National Highway 19 (old numbering NH 2)/ Grand Trunk Road form a cluster of census towns. This cluster is linked to a cluster of census towns located north of NH 19.
According to the 2011 Census of India, Dignala had a total population of 13,633, of which 7,170 (53%) were males and 6,463 (47%) were females. Population in the age range 0-6 years was 1,317. The total number of literate persons in Dignala was 10,797 (87.67% of the population over 6 years).
*For language details see Andal (community development block)#Language and religion
As of 2001[update] India census, Dignala had a population of 12,510. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Dignala has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 85% and, female literacy is 70%. In Dignala, 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.
According to the District Census Handbook 2011, Bardhaman, Dignala covered an area of 3.64 km2. Among the civic amenities, it had 12 km roads, the protected water-supply involved overhead tank, tube well, borewell. It had 472 domestic electric connections and 45 road lighting (points). Among the medical facilities, it had 1 hospital, 1 dispensary/health centre, 1 nursing home. Among the educational facilities it had were 6 primary schools, 1 secondary school, 1 senior secondary school. It had 1 recognised shorthand, typewriting and vocational training institution. Among the important commodities it produced were earthen pots, well rings. It had the branch offices of 4 nationalised banks.
Dignala has five primary and two higher secondary schools.