|Elevation||40 m (130 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Raiganj|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Raiganj|
Raiganj Pron:ˈraɪˌgʌnʤ) (Bengali: রায়গঞ্জ) is a city and a municipality in Uttar Dinajpur district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is the headquarters of a district as well as a subdivision.
Raiganj is known for Raiganj Wildlife Sanctuary (also called the Kulik bird sanctuary), home to a large population of Asian openbills and other waterbirds and it has the 2nd largest church in India.
In the 2011 census, Raiganj Urban Agglomeration had a population of 199,758, out of which 104,966 were males and 94,792 were females. The 0–6 years population was 22,028. Effective literacy rate for the 7+ population was 81.71 per cent.
As of 2001[update] India census, Raiganj had a population of 165,222. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Raiganj has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 79%, and female literacy is 71%. In Raiganj, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.
There is Raiganj municipality.It is divided into 25 wards a.Currently, the Indian National Congress, which has 22 elected councillors, controls the municipal board. Mr.Mohit Sengupta of the Congress is the current chairman of the outgoing board.
In year 2008 23 March, The Union I&B and Parliamentary affairs minister Mr Priyaranjan Dasmunshi inaugurated the newly constructed Raiganj Bhawan in Kolkata(Kasba area).