Asansol Court building
Asansol Court building

history

Paschim Bardhaman district is a predominantly urban mining-industrial district in West Bengal. The headquarter of the district is Asansol. Its Judiciary was formed on 9th September 2018 after bifurcation of the erstwhile Bardhaman district as the 23rd district of West Bengal.

The district comprises two subdivisions: Asansol Sadar and Durgapur

Urban-rural divide

The urban-rural divide of the two administrative subdivisions are as follows:-

Subdivision

Headquarters

Area
km
2

Population
(2011)

Rural
Population %
(2011)

Urban
Population %
(2011)

Asansol Sadar

Asansol

831.89

1,672,659

16.67

83.33

Durgapur

Durgapur

771.28

1,209,372

20.78

79.22

Paschim Bardhaman district

Asansol

1,603.17

2,882,031

18.39

81.61