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Neighbourhood in Asansol
Raghunathchak is located in West Bengal
Raghunathchak is located in India
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°35′40″N 87°07′26″E / 23.594361°N 87.12382°E / 23.594361; 87.12382Coordinates: 23°35′40″N 87°07′26″E / 23.594361°N 87.12382°E / 23.594361; 87.12382
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Paschim Bardhaman
Population (2011)
 • Total 6,006
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration WB
Website bardhaman.gov.in

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


Raghunathchak is located at 23°35′40″N 87°07′26″E / 23.594361°N 87.12382°E / 23.594361; 87.12382.

The Asansol region is composed of undulating laterite 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 Raghunathchak had a total population of 6,006 of which 3,149 (52%) were males and 2,857 (48%) were females. Population below 6 years was 784. The total number of literates in Raghunathchak was 3,768 (72.16% of the population over 6 years).[2]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Raghunathchak had a population of 5,477. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Raghunathchak has an average literacy rate of 61%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 69%, and female literacy is 52%. In Raghunathchak, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Raghunathchak has two primary 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