|• Total||1,870.05 km2 (722.03 sq mi)|
|• Density||590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)|
|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-WB|
Bankura district is divided into the following administrative subdivisions: 
|Rural Population %
|Urban Population %
Bishnupur subdivision has a density of population of 595 per km2. 29.07 % of the population of the district resides in this subdivision.
Bishnupur subdivision has 6 police stations, 6 community development blocks, 6 panchayat samitis, 56 gram panchayats, 890 inhabited villages, 2 municipalities and 1 census town. The municipalities are Bishnupur and Sonamukhi. The census town is: Kotulpur. The subdivision has its headquarters at Bishnupur.
Police stations in Bishnupur subdivision have the following features and jurisdiction:
|Police Station||Area covered
|Municipal Town||CD Block|
|SC %||ST %||Literacy
- Bishnupur block consists of: Ayodhya, Bhara, Morar, Bankadaha, Dwarika–Gossainpur, Radhanagar, Belsulia, Layekbandh and Uliyara.
- Indas block consists of: Akui–I, Dighalgram, Karisunda, Sahaspur, Akui–II, Indas–I, Mongalpur, Amrul, Indas–II and Rol.
- Joypur block consists of: Gelia, Kuchiakol, Salda, Hetia, Maynapur, Shyamnagar, Jagannathpur, Rautkhanda and Uttarbarh.
- Patrasayer block consists of: Balsi–I, Belut–Rasulpur, Jamkuri, Patrasayar, Balsi–II, Biur–Betur, Kushdwip, Beersingha, Hamirpur and Narayanpur.
- Kotulpur block consists of: Deshrahkoyalpara, Kotulpur, Lego, Mirzapur, Gopinathpur, Laugram, Madanmohanpur and Sihar.
- Sonamukhi block consists of: Coochdihi, Dihipara, Panchal, Radhamohanpur, Dhansimla, Hamirhati, Piarbera, Dhulai, Manikbazar and Purbanabasan.
Bankura district had a literacy rate of 70.26% as per the provisional figures of the census of India 2011. Bankura Sadar subdivision had a literacy rate of 69.56%, Khatra subdivision 69.79% and Bishnupur subdivision 71.60%. 
Given in the table below (data in numbers) is a comprehensive picture of the education scenario in Bankura district for the year 2013-14. It may be noted that primary schools include junior basic schools; middle schools, high schools and higher secondary schools include madrasahs; technical schools include junior technical schools, junior government polytechnics, industrial technical institutes, industrial training centres, nursing training institutes etc.; technical and professional colleges include engineering colleges, medical colleges, para-medical institutes, management colleges, teachers training and nursing training colleges, law colleges, art colleges, music colleges etc. Special and non-formal education centres include sishu siksha kendras, madhyamik siksha kendras, centres of Rabindra mukta vidyalaya, recognised Sanskrit tols, institutions for the blind and other handicapped persons, Anganwadi centres, reformatory schools etc.
The following institutions are located in Bishnupur subdivision:
- Ramananda College at Bishnupur was established in 1945. It has four hostels – two for boys, one for girls and one special hostel for meritorious but poor boys.
- Mallabhum Institute of Technology was established in 2002. It is affiliated to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology. It has hostel facilities.
- KG Engineering Institute at Bishnupur is a government polytechnic, started as an industrial school in 1922, became a full-fledged polytechnic in 1949 and taken over by the state government.
- Mallabhum Institute of Polytechnic, at Braja Radha Nagar, Bishnupur.
- Bishnupur Public Institute of Engineering at Siromonipur, Bishnupur, is a private polytechnic.
- Sonamukhi College at Sonamukhi was established in 1966.
- Chatra Ramai Pandit Mahavidyalaya, located at Darapur, Kotulpur CD Block, was established in 2001.
- Patrasayer Mahavidyalaya at Patrasayer was established in 2005.
- Indas Mahavidyalaya at Indas was established in 2006.
- Nikhil Banga Sikhsan Mahavidyalaya at Bishnupur was established in 1971 and offers courses leading to B.Ed. and B.P.Ed.
- Joypur B.Ed. College at Jaypur,
The table below (all data in numbers) presents an overview of the medical facilities available and patients treated in the hospitals, health centres and sub-centres in 2014 in Bankura district.
|Subdivision||Health & Family Welfare Deptt, WB||Other
|Lok Sabha constituency||Vidhan Sabha constituency||Reservation||CD Block and/or Gram panchayats|
|Bankura||Raghunathpur||SC||In Purulia district|
|Saltora||SC||Saltora and Mejia CD Blocks; Banasuria, Barashal, Lachhmanpur and Latiaboni gram panchayats of Gangajalghati CD Block|
|Chhatna||None||Chhatna CD Block; Veduasol, Brahmandiha, Hatgram, Indpur and Raghunathpur GPs of Indpur CD Block|
|Ranibandh||ST||Ranibandh, Hirbandh and Khatra CD Blocks|
|Raipur||ST||Raipur and Sarenga CD Blocks|
|Taldangra||None||Bibarda, Fulmati, Harmasra, Khalgram, Panchmura and Taldangra GPs of Taldangra CD Block; Brojarajpur and Gaurbazar gram panchayats of Indpur CD Block; and Simlapal CD Block|
|Bankura||None||Bankura municipality; Bankura I CD Block; and Junbedia, Mankanali and Purandarpur GPs of Bankura II CD Block|
|Bishnupur (SC)||Barjora||None||Barjora CD Block; and Bhaktabandh, Gangajalghati, Gobindadham, Kapista, Nityanandapur and Piraboni GPs of Gangajalghati CD Block|
|Onda||None||Onda CD Block; and Bikna, Kosthia, Narrah and Sanbandha GPs of Bankura II CD Block|
|Bishnupur||Open||Bishnupur municipality; Bishnupur; and Amdangra, Saltora and Satmauli GPs of Taldangra CD Block|
|Katulpur||SC||Deshrahkoyalpara, Gopinathpur, Kotulpur, Lego, Mirzapur and Sihar GPs of Kotulpur CD Block; Gelia, Jagannathpur, Kuchiakol, Maynapur,
Salda, Uttarbarh, Hetia, Routkhanda and Shyamnagar GPs of Joypur CD Block
|Indas||SC||Indas CD Block; Balsi I, Balsi II, Biur Betur, Jamkuri and Kushdwip GPs of Patrasayer CD Block; and Laugram, Madanmohanpur GPs of Kotulpur CD Block|
|Sonamukhi||SC||Sonamukhi municipality; Sonamukhi CD Block; and Belut Rasulpur, Beersingha, Hamirpur, Narayanpur and Patrasayar GPs of Patrasayer CD Block|
|Khandaghosh||None||In Bardhaman district|
|Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Bishnupur (West Bengal).|
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