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Suburb of Asansol
Pangachhiya is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°44′48″N 86°57′13″E / 23.746796°N 86.953564°E / 23.746796; 86.953564Coordinates: 23°44′48″N 86°57′13″E / 23.746796°N 86.953564°E / 23.746796; 86.953564
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Paschim Bardhaman
Population (2011)
 • Total 9,165
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Asansol
Vidhan Sabha constituency Barabani

Pangachhiya (also referred to as Panchgachhia) is a suburb of Asansol and a census town in Barabani CD Block and is served by Barabani police station in Asansol Sadar subdivision of Paschim Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal.


Pangachhiya is located at 23°44′48″N 86°57′13″E / 23.746796°N 86.953564°E / 23.746796; 86.953564.

The Asansol 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 Pangachhiya had a total population of 9,165 of which 4,819 (53%) were males and 4,346 (47%) were females. Population below 6 years was 1,084. The total number of literates in Pangachhiya was 6,073 (75.15% of the population over 6 years).[2]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Pangachhiya (B) had a population of 7,668. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Pangachhiya (B) has an average literacy rate of 62%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 70%, and female literacy is 52%. In Pangachhiya (B), 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Pangachhiya has three primary, two secondary and one 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 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. ^ 7th All-India School Education Survey 2003