Kanksa

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Kanksa
কাঁকশা
Kaksa
community development block
Kanksa is located in West Bengal
Kanksa
Kanksa
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°28′16″N 87°27′16″E / 23.471199°N 87.454495°E / 23.471199; 87.454495Coordinates: 23°28′16″N 87°27′16″E / 23.471199°N 87.454495°E / 23.471199; 87.454495
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Barddhaman
Area
 • Total 8.66 km2 (3.34 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 16,528
 • Density 1,900/km2 (4,900/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official BengaliEnglish
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Bardhaman-Durgapur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Galsi
Website bardhaman.gov.in

Kanksa is a census town under Durgapur subdivision of Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is located near Panagarh.

History[edit]

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.[1] The Shiva temple in Arra village within Kanksa police station area is an old one of the “rekh deul” category.[2] There also is a suggestion that there possibly was an ancient city at this place.[3]

Geography[edit]

Kanksa is located at 23°28′16″N 87°27′16″E / 23.471199°N 87.454495°E / 23.471199; 87.454495.

The Asansol-Durgapur region is composed of undulating latterite 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 led to industrialisation of the area and most of the forests have been cleared.[4]

Kanksa is on the Panagarh–Morgram Highway.

Gram panchayats under Kanksa Panchayat Samiti are: Bidbihar, Molandighi, Gopalpur, Bonkati, Tilakchandrapur, Kanksa and Amlajore.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Kanksa has a population of 16,528.[6]

Education[edit]

Kanksa has six primary, one secondary and two higher secondary schools.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, Bardhaman Jelar Itihas O Lok Sanskriti (History and Folk lore of Bardhaman District.), (Bengali), Vol I, p 381, Radical Impression. ISBN 81-85459-36-3
  2. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, p. 251
  3. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, p. 7
  4. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, pp. 14–15
  5. ^ "List of Pradhan of Gram Panchayats, District: Bardhaman". Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2009-08-29. 
  6. ^ "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 4, Barddhaman District". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-08-26. 
  7. ^ 7th All-India School Education Survey 2003