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Ichhapur, Paschim Bardhaman

Census Town
Ichhapur is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Ichhapur is located in India
Ichhapur (India)
Coordinates: 23°36′43″N 87°16′29″E / 23.611806°N 87.274611°E / 23.611806; 87.274611
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictPaschim Bardhaman
 • Total4,795
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code0341
Vehicle registrationWB
Lok Sabha constituencyAsansol
Vidhan Sabha constituencyPandaveswar

Ichhapur is a census town in Faridpur Durgapur CD Block in Durgapur subdivision of Paschim Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal.


Cities, towns and ECL Areas in the northern portion of Durgapur subdivision in Paschim Bardhaman district
MC: Municipal Corporation, CT: census town, R: rural administrative centre
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly


Ichhapur is located at 23°36′43″N 87°16′29″E / 23.611806°N 87.274611°E / 23.611806; 87.274611.

The Asansol-Durgapur region is composed of undulating laterite region. 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]

Banagram, Mandarbani, Sirsha, Nabaghanapur, Sarpi and Ichhapur form a series of census towns along the western border of Faridpur-Durgapur CD Block.[2]


As per the 2011 census, 79.22% of the population of Durgapur subdivision was urban and 20.78% was rural. 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).[3]


As per the 2011 Census of India, Ichhapur had a total population of 4,795 of which 2,483 (52%) were males and 2,312 (48%) were females. Population below 6 years was 484. The total number of 1literates in Ichhapur was 3,375 (78.29% of the population over 6 years).[4]


As per ECL website telephone numbers, operational collieries in the Bankola Area of Eastern Coalfields in 2018 are: Bankola Colliery, Khandra Colliery, Kumardih A Colliery, Kumardih B Colliery, Moira Colliery, Nakrakonda Colliery, Shankarpur Colliery, Shyamsundarpur Colliery and Tilaboni Colliery.[5]


  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 Census Handbook Bardhaman, Series 20, Part XII A, Census of India 2011" (PDF). Map of Faridpur Durgapur CD Block, page 257. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 27 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 15 September 2018.
  4. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Area wise Closed User Group (CUG) Telephone Numbers" (PDF). Bankola Area. Eastern Coalfields Limited. Retrieved 7 September 2018.