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Saltora is located in West Bengal
Saltora is located in India
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°31′59.9″N 86°55′59.9″E / 23.533306°N 86.933306°E / 23.533306; 86.933306Coordinates: 23°31′59.9″N 86°55′59.9″E / 23.533306°N 86.933306°E / 23.533306; 86.933306
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Bankura
Population (2011)
 • Total 3,966
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 722158 (Saltora)
Telephone/STD code 03241
Lok Sabha constituency Bankura
Vidhan Sabha constituency Saltora

Saltora is a village, with a police station, in Saltora CD Block in Bankura Sadar subdivision of Bankura district in the state of West Bengal, India.


The Main Bankura Upland is characterised by undulating terrain with many hills and ridges. The area is having a gradual descent from the Chota Nagpur Plateau.[1]


As per 2011 Census of India Saltora had a total population of 3,966 of which 2,037 (51%) were males and 1,929 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 400. The total number of literates in Saltora was 2,602 (79.27% of the population over 6 years).[2]

CD Block HQ[edit]

The headquarters of Saltora CD Block are located at Saltora.[3]

Police station[edit]

Saltora police station has jurisdiction over Saltora CD Block. The area covered is 312.62 km2 and the population covered is 134,717.[4][5]


State Highway 8 (West Bengal) running from Santaldih (in Purulia district) to Majhdia (in Nadia district) passes through Saltora.[6]


Saltora Block Public Health Centre functions as the central facility in Saltora CD Block, with three Public Health Centres at Ituri, Gogra and Kastora and 23 subcentres.[7]

External links[edit]

Biharinath travel guide from Wikivoyage


  1. ^ "District Census Handbook Bankura" (PDF). pages 13-17. Directorate of Census Operations West Bengal. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "District Census Handbook: Bankura" (PDF). Map of Bankura with CD Block HQs and Police Stations (on the fifth page). Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal, 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Bankura". Tables 2.1, 2.2. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "Saltora PS". Bankura District Police. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "List of State Highways in West Bengal". West Bengal Traffic Police. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Status of Health and FW Services in Bankura District". Chief Medical Officer of Health, Bankura. Retrieved 11 December 2016.