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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 (2011)
 • Total 129,441
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
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]

Asansol Municipal Corporation[edit]

According to the Kolkata Gazette notification of 3 June 2015, the municipal areas of Kulti, Raniganj and Jamuria were included within the jurisdiction of Asansol Municipal Corporation.[5]

Police station[edit]

Raniganj police station has jurisdiction over parts of Asansol municipal corporation/ Raniganj municipality. The area covered is 113.05 km2 and the population covered is 249,618.[6][7]

CD Block HQ[edit]

The headquarters of Raniganj CD Block are located at Raniganj.[8]


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).[9]

As of 2001 India census,[10] 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.


Triveni Devi Bhalotia College was established in 1957 at Raniganj. It is affiliated with Kazi Nazrul Uinversity.[11]

Raniganj Girls' College was established in 1980 at Raniganj. It is affiliated with Kazi Nazrul University.[12]


There is a block primary health centre at Ranigunj.[13]Other hopitals at Raniganj include Marwari Relief Society Hospital and Anandlok Hospital.[14]

External links[edit]

  • Asansol travel guide from Wikivoyage


  1. ^ https://www.wbdma.gov.in/circulars/249-135-ma_2015-2016.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. ^ "The Kolkata Gazette" (PDF). Notification No. 335/MA/O/C-4/1M-36/2014 dated 3 June 2015. Department of Municipal Affairs, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  6. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Burdwan". Tables 2.1, 2.2,. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  7. ^ "Asansol Durgapur Police Commissionerate". Find your police station. Asansol Durgapur Police. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  8. ^ "District Census Handbook: Barddhaman" (PDF). Map of Barddhaman with CD Block HQs and Police Stations (on the fourth page). Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal, 2011. Retrieved 22 January 2017. 
  9. ^ "2011 Census - Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 10 March 2017. 
  10. ^ "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. 
  11. ^ "Trivenidevi Bhalotia College". TDB College. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  12. ^ "Raniganj Girls' College". RGC. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  13. ^ "Bardhaman district". Medical Institutions. Bardhaman district administration. Retrieved 6 March 2017. 
  14. ^ "Hospitals and Nursing Homes in Raniganj". eFindout.com. Retrieved 6 March 2017.