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Census Town
Dignala is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Dignala is located in India
Dignala (India)
Coordinates: 23°35′10″N 87°11′42″E / 23.586015°N 87.194943°E / 23.586015; 87.194943
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictPaschim Bardhaman
 • Total3.64 km2 (1.41 sq mi)
 • Total13,633
 • Density3,700/km2 (9,700/sq mi)
 • OfficialBengali, Hindi, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone/STD code0341
Vehicle registrationWB
Lok Sabha constituencyAsansol
Vidhan Sabha constituencyRaniganj

Dignala is a census town in the Andal CD block in the Durgapur subdivision of the Paschim Bardhaman district in the state of West Bengal, India.


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 23°35′10″N 87°11′42″E / 23.586015°N 87.194943°E / 23.586015; 87.194943.

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.[1]


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).[2]

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.[3]


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).[4]

*For language details see Andal (community development block)#Language and religion

As of 2001 India census,[5] 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.[6]


Dignala has five primary and two higher secondary schools.[7]


  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. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Burdwan". Table 2.2, 2.4(a). Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  3. ^ "District Census Handbook Bardhaman, Series 20, Part XII A, Census of India 2011" (PDF). Map of Ondal CD Block, page 229. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  4. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "District Census Handbook Barddhaman, Census of India 2011, Series 20, Part XII A" (PDF). Section II Town Directory, Pages 1179-1210; Statement I: Status and Growth History, Page 1179; Statement II: Physical Aspects and Location of Towns, Page 1188; Statement III: Civic and other Amenities, Page 1191; Statement IV: Medical Facilities, Page 1196; Statement V: Educational, Recreational and Cultural Facilities, Page 1200; Statement VI:Industry and Banking, Page 1209:. Directorate of census Operations V, West Bengal. Retrieved 14 May 2020.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  7. ^ 7th All-India School Education Survey 2003 Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine