Raniganj is the South-Eastern neighbourhood in Asansol, [1 ] Bardhaman District in the state of West Bengal, India.
Geography [ edit ]
Raniganj is located at
. It has an average elevation of 91 23°37′N 87°08′E / 23.62°N 87.13°E metres (298 feet).
The discovery of coal led to industrialisation of the area and most of the forests have been cleared.
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 ]
Demographics [ edit ]
As of 2001
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. [5 ]
References [ edit ]
^ 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
^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, pp 26-27
^ "List of Pradhan of Gram Panchayats, District: Bardhaman" (PDF). Government of West Bengal . Retrieved . 2009-08-29
^ "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