|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-WB|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Bardhaman-Durgapur|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Galsi|
As per Peterson’s District Gazeteer of 1910, the south-western extremity of the Sadgop kingdom of Gopbhum was held by two kinglings, probably merely cadets of the house of Gopbhum, at Bharatpur and Kankeswar or Kanksa.
Kanksa is home to one of the oldest police stations in the area. In 1847, when Raniganj was constituted as a separate subdivision of Bardhaman district, it had three police stations under its jurisdiction - Raniganj, Kanksa and Neamatpur. The Shiva temple in Arra within Kanksa police station area is an old one of the "rekh deul" category. There also is a suggestion that there possibly was an ancient city at this place.
|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
Kanksa 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. The entire Durgapur-Kanksa-Faridpur-Ausgram area was densely forested even in more recent times. The influx of refugees from East Pakistan and their rehabilitation in the area, and irrigation facilities extended by Damodar Valley Corporation led to destruction of much of the forests in the area, but some still remain.
As per the 2011 census, 79.22% of the population of Durgapur subdivision was urban and 20.78% was rural. The sole municipal corporation in Durgapur subdivision is located at Durgapur and the subdivision has 38 (+1 partly) census towns (partly presented in the map alongside; all places marked on the map are linked in the full-screen map).
Kanksa police station has jurisdiction over Kanksa CD Block. The area covered is 280 km2. In the police set up Kanksa PS is under the Subdivisional Police Officer of Bardhaman Sadar North subdivision.
As per 2011 Census of India Kanksa had a total population of 23,789 of which 12,406 (52%) were males and 11,383 (48%) were females. Population below 6 years was 2,577. The total number of literates in Kanksa was 17,992 (84.82% of the population over 6 years).
Kanksa has six primary, one secondary and two higher secondary schools.