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Census Town
Kanksa is located in West Bengal
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
Population (2011)
 • Total 23,789
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-WB
Lok Sabha constituency Bardhaman-Durgapur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Galsi
Website bardhaman.gov.in

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


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]


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]

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

Police station[edit]

Kanksa police station has jurisdiction over Kanksa CD Block. The area covered is 280 km2.[6][7]In the police set up Kanksa PS is under the Subdivisional Police Officer of Bardhaman Sadar North subdivision.[6]


As per 2011 Census of India Kanksa had a total population of 23,789 of which 12,406 (52%) were males and 11,383 (48%) were females. Population below 6 years was 2,577. The total number of literates in Kanksa was 17,992 (84.82% of the population over 6 years).[8]


SH 14 passes through Kanksa. The Dubrajpur-Ilambazar sector of SH 14 is part of Panagarh–Morgram Highway.[9][10]


Kanksa has six primary, one secondary and two higher secondary schools.[11]


  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" (PDF). Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2009-08-29. 
  6. ^ a b "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Burdwan". Tables 2.1, 2.2,. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  7. ^ "Burdwan District Police". Police Station. West Bengal Police. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  8. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 20 February 2017. 
  9. ^ "List of State Highways in West Bengal". West Bengal Traffic Police. Retrieved 23 February 2017. 
  10. ^ Google Maps
  11. ^ 7th All-India School Education Survey 2003