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Banshra is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°38′11″N 87°07′41″E / 23.636513°N 87.12794°E / 23.636513; 87.12794Coordinates: 23°38′11″N 87°07′41″E / 23.636513°N 87.12794°E / 23.636513; 87.12794
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Barddhaman
Population (2001)
 • Total 5,128
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Banshra is a census town under Raniganj police station[1] of Asansol subdivision in Barddhaman district in the state of West Bengal, India.


Banshra is located at 23°38′11″N 87°07′41″E / 23.636513°N 87.12794°E / 23.636513; 87.12794.

The Asansol-Durgapur region is composed of undulating latterite 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 led to industrialisation of the area and most of the forests have been cleared.[2]


As of 2001 India census,[3] Banshra had a population of 5,128. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Banshra has an average literacy rate of 60%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 63% of the literates being male and 37% being female. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Bashra has two primary schools.[4]


  1. ^ District-wise list of stautory towns
  2. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, Bardhaman Jelar Itihas O Lok Sanskriti (History and Folk lore of Bardhaman District.), (Bengali), Vol I, pp 14-15, Radical Impression. ISBN 81-85459-36-3
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  4. ^ 7th All-India School Education Survey 2003