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Census Town
Bhanowara is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°44′19″N 87°01′39″E / 23.738643°N 87.027553°E / 23.738643; 87.027553Coordinates: 23°44′19″N 87°01′39″E / 23.738643°N 87.027553°E / 23.738643; 87.027553
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Paschim Bardhaman
Population (2011)
 • Total 8,555
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Bhanowara is a census town in Barabani CD Block and is served by Barabani police station in Asansol Sadar subdivision of Paschim Bardhaman district in the state of West Bengal, India.


Bhanowara is located at 23°44′19″N 87°01′39″E / 23.738643°N 87.027553°E / 23.738643; 87.027553.

The Asansol-Durgapur region is composed of undulating laterite soil. This area lies between two 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.[1]


As per 2011 Census of India Bhanowara had a total population of 8,855 of which 4,627 (52%) were males and 4,228 (48%) were females. Population below 6 years was 1,188. The total number of literates in Bhanowara was 5,452 (71.11% of the population over 6 years).[2]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Bhanowara had a population of 7,732. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Bhanowara has an average literacy rate of 58%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 68% and female literacy of 47%. 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Collieries in the Sripur Area of Eastern Coalfields are: Ghusick, Nigah, S.S.Incline, Jamuria, Sripur, K.D.Incline, Adjoy II, Bhanora, Kalipahari and Damra.[4]


Bhanowara has five primary schools.[5]


  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  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. ^ "Coalmining impact on the Environment" (PDF). Chapter V: Table 5.2. shodganga.infibnet. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  5. ^ 7th All-India School Education Survey 2003 Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine.