Ratibati

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Ratibati
রাতিবাটি
Town
Ratibati is located in West Bengal
Ratibati
Ratibati
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°39′15″N 87°02′24″E / 23.654125°N 87.040049°E / 23.654125; 87.040049Coordinates: 23°39′15″N 87°02′24″E / 23.654125°N 87.040049°E / 23.654125; 87.040049
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Bardhaman
Population (2001)
 • Total 4,370
Languages
 • Official BengaliEnglish
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 713339
Telephone code 91 341 234
Lok Sabha constituency Asansol
Vidhan Sabha constituency Jamuria
Website bardhaman.gov.in

Ratibati is a census town under Raniganj police station [1] of Asansol subdivision in Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Geography[edit]

Ratibati is located at 23°39′15″N 87°02′24″E / 23.654125°N 87.040049°E / 23.654125; 87.040049.

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.[2]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Ratibati had a population of 4,370. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Ratibati has an average literacy rate of 56%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 67%, and female literacy is 44%. In Ratibati, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Economy[edit]

Ratibati is in the heart of the coal mining zone.[4] It is under Satgram area of Eastern Coalfields Ltd., a subsidiary of Coal India Limited. The post office is located at Kalipahari, nearby.

Education[edit]

Ratibati has two primary schools.[5]

References[edit]

  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. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, p 666
  5. ^ 7th All-India School Education Survey 2003

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