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Presidency: Bengal
Coordinates: 23.62°N, 87.13°E
Altitude: 91 m (299 ft)
Present Day Details
Place Name: Bardhaman
State/Province: West Bengal
Country: India
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[xxxxx Raniganj]

Raniganj was a town in the Asansol subdivision of Burdwan District of the Bengal Districts during the British period.

The railway line to Raniganj was opened early in 1855.[1]

Raniganj was also the location of a cantonment c 1863.

Spelling variants

Modern name: Raniganj
Variants: Raneegunge


Raniganj, Samla Collieries Ltd
Raniganj Pottery Works

External links

  • Raniganj Wikipedia (retrieved 11 June 2016)

Historical books online

  • Raniganj Imperial Gazetteer of India, Volume 21, page 233.
  • Raneegunge page 357 Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Inquire into the Sanitary State of the Army in India : with Abstract of Evidence, and of Reports Received from Indian Military Stations 1864 Archive.org
  • History Of The East Indian Railway by G Huddleston, Chief Superintendent, E I Ry. 1906 Archive.org.


  1. Page 15, History Of The East Indian Railway by G Huddleston, refer above.