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Neighbourhood in Asansol
Raniganj is located in West Bengal
Location in Asansol, West Bengal, India
Raniganj is located in India
Raniganj (India)
Coordinates: 23°37′N 87°08′E / 23.62°N 87.13°E / 23.62; 87.13
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictPaschim Bardhaman
Municipal CorporationAsansol Municipal Corporation
AMC wardsWard Nos. 33,34,35,36,88,89,90,91,92,93
 • TypeMunicipal Corporation
 • BodyAsansol Municipal Corporation
91 m (299 ft)
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-WB
Lok Sabha constituencyAsansol
Vidhan Sabha constituencyRaniganj

Raniganj is a neighbourhood in Asansol of Paschim Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is governed by Asansol Municipal Corporation[1]


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
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly


Raniganj is located at 23°37′N 87°08′E / 23.62°N 87.13°E / 23.62; 87.13. It has an average elevation of 91 metres (298 feet).

The discovery of coal led to industrialisation of the area and most of the forests have been cleared.[2]

Nunia, a small stream about 40 km (25 mi) long has its origin near Adra village in the Salanpur area, flows through the Barabani area and joins the Damodar in the Raniganj area.[3]

Gram panchayats under Raniganj Panchayat Samiti are: Ratibati, Tirat, Egra, Amrasota, Jemari and Ballavpur.[4]

The current MLA from Raniganj legislative assembly constituency is Runu Dutta and current MP from Asansol Lok Sabha Constituency is Babul Supriyo. The mayor of Asansol Municipal Corporation is Jitendra Kumar Tiwary


As per the 2011 census, 83.33% of the population of Asansol Sadar subdivision was urban and 16.67% was rural.[5] 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).

Asansol Municipal Corporation

According to the Kolkata Gazette notification of 3 June 2015, the municipal areas of Kulti, Raniganj and Jamuria were included within the jurisdiction of Asansol Municipal Corporation.[6]

Police station

Raniganj police station has jurisdiction over parts of Asansol Municipal Corporation. The area covered is 113.05 km2 and the population covered is 249,618.[7][8]

CD Block HQ

The headquarters of Raniganj CD Block are located at Raniganj.[9]


As per the 2011 Census of India Raniganj municipal area had a total population of 129,441, of which 65,578 (52%) were males and 61,863 (48%) were females. Population below 6 years was 15,721. The total number of literates in Raniganj was 88,299 (87.85% of the population over 6 years).[10]

As of 2001 India census,[11] Raniganj had a population of 122,891. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Raniganj has an average literacy rate of 64%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 72%, and female literacy is 56%. In Raniganj, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Triveni Devi Bhalotia College was established in 1957 at Raniganj. It is affiliated with Kazi Nazrul University.[12]

Raniganj Girls' College was established in 1980 at Raniganj. It is affiliated with Kazi Nazrul University.[13] Raniganj Boys High School was established in 1888 at Raniganj. It is affiliated with WBBSE. Marwari Sanatan Vidyalaya was established in 1912 at Raniganj. It is affiliated with WBBSE.


There is a block primary health centre at Raniganj.[14] Other hospitals at Raniganj include Marwari Relief Society Hospital,Anandlok Hospital,B.N. Agarwal Memorial Hospital,Eye hospital among others.[15]

External links

  • Asansol travel guide from Wikivoyage


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  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, pp 26-27
  4. ^ "List of Pradhan of Gram Panchayats, District: Bardhaman" (PDF). Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 29 August 2009.
  5. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Burdwan". Table 2.2, 2.4(a). Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  6. ^ "The Kolkata Gazette" (PDF). Notification No. 335/MA/O/C-4/1M-36/2014 dated 3 June 2015. Department of Municipal Affairs, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  7. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Bardhaman". Tables 2.1, 2.2. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Asansol Durgapur Police Commissionerate". Find your police station. Asansol Durgapur Police. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  9. ^ "District Census Handbook: Barddhaman" (PDF). Map of Barddhaman with CD Block HQs and Police Stations (on the fourth page). Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal, 2011. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  10. ^ "2011 Census - Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 10 March 2017.
  11. ^ "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.
  12. ^ "Trivenidevi Bhalotia College". TDB College. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  13. ^ "Raniganj Girls' College". RGC. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  14. ^ "Bardhaman district". Medical Institutions. Bardhaman district administration. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  15. ^ "Hospitals and Nursing Homes in Raniganj". Retrieved 6 March 2017.