Palashban

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Palashban
পলাশবন
Census Town
Palashban is located in West Bengal
Palashban
Palashban
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°35′05″N 87°09′47″E / 23.584678°N 87.163186°E / 23.584678; 87.163186Coordinates: 23°35′05″N 87°09′47″E / 23.584678°N 87.163186°E / 23.584678; 87.163186
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Paschim Bardhaman
Population (2011)
 • Total 4,811
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Asansol
Vidhan Sabha constituency Raniganj
Website bardhaman.gov.in

Palashban is a census town in Andal CD Block in Durgapur subdivision of Paschim Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Geography[edit]

Palashban is located at 23°35′05″N 87°09′47″E / 23.584678°N 87.163186°E / 23.584678; 87.163186.

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]

Demographics[edit]

As per the 2011 Census of India Palashban had a total population of 4,811, of which 2,531 (53%) were males and 2,280 (47%) were females. Population below 6 years was 478. The total number of literates in Palashban was 3,580 (82.62% of the population over 6 years).[2]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Palashban had a population of 4,856. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Palashban has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 84%, and female literacy is 66%. In Palashban, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Economy[edit]

It is in the heart of the coal mining zone.[4]

Education[edit]

Palashban has three primary and one higher secondary schools.[5]

References[edit]

  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 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. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, p. 666
  5. ^ 7th All-India School Education Survey 2003