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Native ameAsansol
Other name    آسنسول
TypeCity / Urban Agglomeration
StateWest Bengal
Literacy Rate84.82%
Commissioner of Police (CP)Ajay Kumar Nand, IPS (Asansol-Durgapur Police Commissionerate)
MayorTapas Banerjee - AITC (Asansol Municipal Corporation)
Parliamentary constituencyAsansol (MP - Bangsha Gopal Chaudhuri - CPI(M))
Assembly constituencyAsansol Uttar (MLA - Malay Ghatak - AITC), Asansol Dakshin (MLA - Tapas Banerjee - AITC)
Total Area49.1 sq mi (127.3 km2)
Altitude97 m
Total Population564491 (2011)
Density (pop.)4434/km2 (11484.1/sq mi)
Metro Population1,243,008 (19th in India)
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Pincode713 301 713 305, 713 325, 713 339 713 341(city); 713 321 713 324, 713 326 713 338, 713 342 713 3xx (suburbs)
VehicleWB 37 / WB 38 / WB 44

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Asansol ( ) is a coal mining & industrial metropolis and one of the busiest commercial centres in India. It is the second largest city & urban agglomeration in West Bengal after Kolkata and the 19th largest urban agglomeration in IndiaBengal]. It has a large workforce, moderately high per capita income, educational establishments, good transport connections, several housing complexes, and land suitable for industry, institutions, transport and commerce. Its hinterland is Bankura and Purulia districts and North Bengal, linked to parts of Orissa and Jharkhand states. According to a report released by International Institute for Environment and Development, a UK-based policy research non-governmental body, Asansol is among the 11 Indian cities in the list of 100 fastest growing cities in the world with a rank of 42. The name Asansol is derived from two different names, Asan tree (a species of tree found on the banks of river Damodar) and Sol-Bhumi/Sol-land (the land rich in minerals).

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