|Neighbourhood in Asansol|
|Elevation||91 m (299 ft)|
|Demonym(s)||Asansolians / Asansolites/ Asansolbashi|
|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-WB|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Asansol|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Raniganj|
The discovery of coal led to industrialisation of the area and most of the forests have been cleared.
Asansol Municipal Corporation
CD Block HQ
The headquarters of Raniganj CD Block are located at Raniganj.
As per the 2011 Census of India Raniganj municipal area had a total population of 129,441, of which 65,578 (52%) were males and 61,863 (48%) were females. Population below 6 years was 15,721. The total number of literates in Raniganj was 88,299 (87.85% of the population over 6 years).
As of 2001[update] India census, Raniganj had a population of 122,891. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Raniganj has an average literacy rate of 64%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 72%, and female literacy is 56%. In Raniganj, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Raniganj is birth place of famous social activist, Padma shiri awarded Kalavati Devi and noted author Phanushwar Nath Renu.
Raniganj Girls' College was established in 1980 at Raniganj. It is affiliated with Kazi Nazrul University.Raniganj Boys High School was established in 1888 at Raniganj. It is affiliated with WBBSE. Marwari Sanatan Vidyalaya was established in 1912 at Raniganj. It is affiliated with WBBSE.
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