Santuri, Purulia

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Santuri is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Santuri is located in India
Santuri (India)
Coordinates: 23°31′44″N 86°51′50″E / 23.52889°N 86.86389°E / 23.52889; 86.86389Coordinates: 23°31′44″N 86°51′50″E / 23.52889°N 86.86389°E / 23.52889; 86.86389
Country India
StateWest Bengal
 • BodyGram panchayat
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-WB

Santuri is a village, with a police station, in the Santuri CD block in the Raghunathpur subdivision of the Purulia district in West Bengal, India.


Places in Raghunathpur subdivision in Purulia district
M: municipal town, CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre, H: historical/ religious centre, T: tourist centre
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly


Santuri is located at 23°31′44″N 86°51′50″E / 23.52889°N 86.86389°E / 23.52889; 86.86389.

Area overview[edit]

Purulia district forms the lowest step of the Chota Nagpur Plateau. The general scenario is undulating land with scattered hills.[1]Raghunathpur subdivision occupies the northern part of the district. 83.80% of the population of the subdivision lives in rural areas. However, there are pockets of urbanization and 16.20% of the population lives in urban areas. There are 14 census towns in the subdivision.[2]It is presented in the map given alongside. There is a coal mining area around Parbelia[3] and two thermal power plants are there – the 500 MW Santaldih Thermal Power Station[4] and the 1200 MW Raghunathpur Thermal Power Station. The subdivision has a rich heritage of old temples, some of them belonging to the 11th century or earlier. The Banda Deul is a monument of national importance.[5][6]The comparatively more recent in historical terms, Panchkot Raj has interesting and intriguing remains in the area.[7][8]


As per 2011 Census of India Santuri had a total population of 2,700 of which 1,390 (51%) were males and 1,310 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 322. The total number of literates in Santuri was 1,576 (66.27% of the population over 6 years).[9]

Police station[edit]

Santuri police station has jurisdiction over Santuri CD Block. The area covered is 179.69 km2 and the population covered is 78,461.[10][11]


State Highway 8 (West Bengal) running from Santaldih (in Purulia district) to Majhdia (in Nadia district) passes through Santuri.[12]


Santuri Primary Health Centre functions with 10 beds.[13]


  1. ^ Houlton, Sir John, Bihar, the Heart of India, 1949, p. 170, Orient Longmans Ltd.
  2. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Purulia". Tables 2.1, 2.2. Department of Planning and Statistics, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Area wise Closed User Group (CUG) Telephone Numbers" (PDF). Sodepur Area. Eastern Coalfields Limited. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Santaldih Thermal Power Station - WBPDCL". WBPDCL. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  5. ^ "Old temple at Banda (locally known as deul)". ASI, Kolkata Circle. Retrieved 23 January 2020.
  6. ^ "List of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains of West Bengal - Archaeological Survey of India". Item no. 134. ASI. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  7. ^ "Capital in shambles: Garh Panchakot, Purulia". Heritage in Peril. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Historical ruins". Trek Earth. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  9. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 2 September 2016.
  10. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Purulia". Tables 2.1, 2.2. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original on 29 July 2017. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  11. ^ "Santuri PS". Purulia District Police. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  12. ^ "List of State Highways in West Bengal". West Bengal Traffic Police. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  13. ^ "Rural Health". Purulia district administration. Retrieved 2 December 2016.