|• Total||1,559.68 km2 (602.20 sq mi)|
|• Density||540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)|
|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-WB|
Purulia district was divided into four subdivisions, viz., Purulia Sadar, Manbazar, Jhalda and Raghunathpur, with effect from 6 April 2017, as per Order No. 100-AR/P/2R-2/1999 dated 30 March 2017 issued by the Government of West Bengal, in the Kolkata Gazette dated 30 March 2017.
|Rural Population %
|Urban Population % |
Note: The 2011 census data has been recast as per reorganisation of the subdivisions. There may be minor variations.
|Places in Raghunathpur subdivision in Purulia district|
M: municipal town, CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre, H: historical/ religious centre, T: tourist centre
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly
Raghunathpur subdivision has 7 police stations, 6 community development blocks, 6 panchayat samitis, 49 gram panchayats, 687 inhabited villages, 1 municipality, 14 census towns. The single municipality is at Raghunathpur. The census towns are: Adra, Kantaranguri, Lapara, Saltor, Hijuli, Par Beliya, Santaldih Power Project Town, Kanki, Dubra, Chapari, Shankara, Arra, Nabagram and Murulia. The subdivision has its headquarters at Raghunathpur.
Police stations in Raghunathpur subdivision have the following features and jurisdiction:
|Police station||Area covered
|Municipal town||CD block|
|Adra||172.92||-||-||Kashipur and Raghunathpur I|
|Nituria||203.65||Damodar River flows along the northern border, Dhanbad district of Jharkhand across the river||-||Neturia|
|Para||270.59||Bokaro district of Jharkhand is on the west||-||Para|
|Santaldih||98.34||Damodar River flows along the northern border,
Sindri in Dhanbad district of Jharkhand across the river
|-||Para, Raghunathpur II|
|Raghunathpur Women||All 7 police station
areas of subdivision
|SC %||ST %||Literacy
Given in the table below (data in numbers) is a comprehensive picture of the education scenario in Purulia district, after reorganisation of the district in 2017, with data for the year 2013-14. (There may be minor variations because of data recasting).: 
Note: Primary schools include junior basic schools; middle schools, high schools and higher secondary schools include madrasahs; technical schools include junior technical schools, junior government polytechnics, industrial technical institutes, industrial training centres, nursing training institutes etc.; technical and professional colleges include engineering colleges, medical colleges, para-medical institutes, management colleges, teachers training and nursing training colleges, law colleges, art colleges, music colleges etc. Special and non-formal education centres include sishu siksha kendras, madhyamik siksha kendras, centres of Rabindra mukta vidyalaya, recognised Sanskrit tols, institutions for the blind and other handicapped persons, Anganwadi centres, reformatory schools etc.
The following institutions are located in Raghunathpur subdivision:
The table below (all data in numbers) presents an overview of the medical facilities available and patients treated in the hospitals, health centres and sub-centres in 2014 in Purulia district, after reorganisation of the district in 2017, with data for the year 2013-14. (There may be minor variations because of data recasting).: 
|Subdivision||Health & Family Welfare Deptt, WB||Other
.* Excluding nursing homes.
Medical facilities in Raghunathpur subdivision are as follows:
Hospitals: (Name, location, beds) 
Rural Hospitals: (Name, CD block, location, beds) 
Block Primary Health Centres: (Name, CD block, location, beds)
Primary Health Centres : (CD block-wise)(CD block, PHC location, beds)
Lok Sabha (parliamentary) and Vidhan Sabha (state assembly) constituencies in Purulia district were as follows:
|Lok Sabha constituency||Vidhan Sabha constituency||Reservation||CD Block and/or Gram panchayat|
|Purulia||Balarampur||None||Balarampur CD Block; Chakaltore, Dimdiha, Durku, Garafusra, Lagda|
and Sonaijuri gram panchayats of Purulia I CD Block; and Chatu Hansa,
Hensla and Puara gram panchayats of Arsha CD Block.
|Baghmundi||None||Jhalda municipality; Jhalda I and Baghmundi CD Blocks; |
Hetgugui and Sirkabad gram panchayats of Arsha CD Block.
|Joypur||None||Joypur and Jhalda II CD Blocks;|
Arsha, Beldih and Manikary gram panchayats of Arsha CD Block.
|Purulia||None||Purulia municipality; Purulia II CD Block; Bhandar Purachipida|
and Manara gram panchayats of Purulia I CD Block.
|Manbazar||ST||Manbazar I and Puncha CD Blocks; Chatumadar, Daldali |
and Manguria Lalpur gram panchayats of Hura CD Block.
|Kashipur||None||Kashipur CD Block; Hura, Jabarrah, Kalabani, Keshargarh, Ladhurka,|
Lakhanpur and Rakhera Bishpuri gram panchayats of Hura CD Block.
|Para||SC||Para and Raghunathpur II CD Blocks.|
|Bankura||Raghunathpur||SC||Raghunathpur municipality; Raghunathpur I, Neturia and Santuri CD Blocks.|
|Other assembly segments in Bankura district|
|Jhargram (ST)||Bandwan||ST||Bandwan, Barabazar and Manbazar II CD Blocks.|
|Other assembly segments in Paschim Medinipur district|