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|Cities and towns in the eastern portion of Asansol Sadar subdivision in Paschim Bardhaman district|
MC: Municipal Corporation, CT: census town, N: neighbourhood, R: rural centre
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Murgathaul is located at.
The Asansol-Durgapur region has 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.
Jemari (J.K. Nagar Township), Belebathan, Murgathaul, Amkula, Egara, Sahebganj, Raghunathchak and Ballavpur form a cluster of census towns on the western and southern side of Raniganj. Banshra and Baktarnagar are adjacent to Raniganj on the eastern side.
As per the 2011 census, 83.33% of the population of Asansol Sadar subdivision was urban and 16.67% was rural.In 2015, the municipal areas of Kulti, Raniganj and Jamuria were included within the jurisdiction of Asansol Municipal Corporation.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).
As per 2011 Census of India Murgathaul had a total population of 7,371 of which 3,920 (53%) were males and 3,451 (47%) were females. Population below 6 years was 1,031. The total number of literates in Murgathaul was 4,682 (73.85% of the population over 6 years).
As of 2001[update] India census, Murgathaul had a population of 7,872. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Murgathaul has an average literacy rate of 53%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 64%, and female literacy is 39%. In Murgathaul, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.
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.
It is in the heart of the coal mining zone.
Collieries in the Satgram Area of Eastern Coalfields are: Kalidaspur, J.K.Nagar, Satgram, Ratibati, Chapui Khas, Mithapur, Nimcha, Jemehari, Pure Searsole, Tirath, Kuardih, Ardragram OCP and Seetaldasji OCP.
Murgathaul has one primary school.