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Census Town
Kunustara is located in West Bengal
Kunustara is located in India
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°39′28″N 87°07′03″E / 23.657711°N 87.117422°E / 23.657711; 87.117422Coordinates: 23°39′28″N 87°07′03″E / 23.657711°N 87.117422°E / 23.657711; 87.117422
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Paschim Bardhaman
Population (2011)
 • Total 5,127
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration WB
Website bardhaman.gov.in

Kunustara is a census town in Jamuria CD Block and is served by Jamuria police station in Asansol Sadar subdivision of Paschim Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal.


Kunustara is located at 23°39′28″N 87°07′03″E / 23.657711°N 87.117422°E / 23.657711; 87.117422.

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 2011 Census of India Kunustara had a total population of 5,127 of which 2,720 (53%) were males and 2,407 (47%) were females. Population below 6 years was 587. The total number of literates in Kunustara was 3,451 (76.01% of the population over 6 years).[2]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Kunustara had a population of 5,416. Males constitute 56% of the population and females 44%. Kunustara has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 55%. In Kunustara, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Collieries in the Kunustoria Area of Eastern Coalfields are: Amritnagar, Amrasota, Mahabir, North Searsole, Kunustoria, Banshra, Topsi, Belbaid, Parasea 6&7, Parasea, Banshra OCP and Parasea OCP.[4]


Kunustara has two primary schools.[5]


  1. ^ 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
  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