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For other places with same/similar name, see Raniganj (disambiguation).
Neighbourhood in Asansol
Raniganj is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°37′N 87°08′E / 23.62°N 87.13°E / 23.62; 87.13Coordinates: 23°37′N 87°08′E / 23.62°N 87.13°E / 23.62; 87.13
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Bardhaman
Elevation 91 m (299 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 122,891
Demonym(s) Asansolians / Asansolites/ Asansolbashi
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Asansol
Vidhan Sabha constituency Raniganj
Website bardhaman.gov.in

Raniganj is the South-Eastern neighbourhood in Asansol,[1] Bardhaman District in the state of West Bengal, India.


Raniganj is located at 23°37′N 87°08′E / 23.62°N 87.13°E / 23.62; 87.13. It has an average elevation of 91 metres (298 feet).

The discovery of coal led to industrialisation of the area and most of the forests have been cleared.[2]

Nunia, a small stream about 40 km (25 mi) long has its origin near Adra village in the Salanpur area, flows through the Barabani area and joins the Damodar in the Raniganj area.[3]

Gram panchayats under Raniganj Panchayat Samiti are: Ratibati, Tirat, Egra, Amrasota, Jemari and Ballavpur.[4]


As of 2001 India census,[5] 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.


  1. ^ http://www.bardhaman.gov.in/noticeboard/noti_amc_334_120615.pdf
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, pp 26-27
  4. ^ "List of Pradhan of Gram Panchayats, District: Bardhaman" (PDF). Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2009-08-29. 
  5. ^ "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.