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Census Town
Dignala is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Dignala is located in India
Dignala (India)
Coordinates: 23°35′10″N 87°11′42″E / 23.586015°N 87.194943°E / 23.586015; 87.194943Coordinates: 23°35′10″N 87°11′42″E / 23.586015°N 87.194943°E / 23.586015; 87.194943
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Paschim Bardhaman
Population (2011)
 • Total 13,633
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration WB
Lok Sabha constituency Asansol
Vidhan Sabha constituency Raniganj
Website bardhaman.gov.in

Dignala is a census town in Andal C.D. Block in Durgapur subdivision of Paschim Bardhaman district in the state of West Bengal, India.


Dignala is located at 23°35′10″N 87°11′42″E / 23.586015°N 87.194943°E / 23.586015; 87.194943.

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.[1]


As per the 2011 Census of India Dignala had a total population of 13,633, of which 7,170 (53%) were males and 6,463 (47%) were females. Population below 6 years was 1,317. The total number of literates in Dignala was 10,797 (87.67% of the population over 6 years).[2]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Dignala had a population of 12,510. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Dignala has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 85% and, female literacy is 70%. In Dignala, 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Dignala has five primary and two higher secondary schools.[4]


  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 20 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. ^ 7th All-India School Education Survey 2003 Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine.