|Winner of General Elections 2009 in Bankura is ACHARIA BASUDEB (CPM)|
|Acharia Basudeb||CPM||Hammer Sickle and Star||VILLAGE : KANTARANGUNI P.O.: ADRADISTRICT: PURULIA PIN:723121VILLAGE : KANTARANGUNI||469223|
|Subrata Mukherjee||INC||Hand||15/1A GARIAHAT ROAD P.S: GARIAHAT KOLKATA PIN : 700019 KOLKATA||361421|
|Rahul (biswajit) Sinha||BJP||Lotus||86-A REGENT ESTATE FLAT NO.-3A TEESTA APARTMENT KOLKATA-700092 KOLKATA||42660|
|Lakshmi Sarkar||IND||Battery Torch||PRANABANANDA PALLY P.P.: KENDUADIHI DISTRICT: BANKURA PIN : 722101 BANKURA||27469|
|Prabir Banerjee||IND||Basket||VILLAGE: BALARAMPUR P.O.: SUPUR P.S.: KHATRA DISTRICT : BANKURA VILLAGE: BALARAMPUR||22645|
|Paresh Marandi||JMM||Bow & Arrow||VILLAGE : CHAKALTABARI P.O.: CHALMARA P.S.: NETURIA DIST : PURULIA VILLAGE : CHAKALTABARI||19440|
|Aswini Duley||JKP(N)||Nagara||VILLAGE : BARA PARA P.O.: PARKURA -ANARA P.S.: RAIPUR DISTRICT : BANKURA VILLAGE : BARA PARA||13132|
|Ganesh Ray||BSP||Elephant||VILLAGE : LATTULDANGA P.O.: MANKANALI DISTRICT : BANKURA VILLAGE : LATTULDANGA||11083|
|Sudhir Kumar Murmu||CPI(ML)(L)||Flag with Three Stars||VILLAGE : BANGOPALPUR P.O.: GUNIADA P.S: HIRBANDH DISTRICT : BANKURA VILLAGE : BANGOPALPUR||8007|
|Byasdeb Chakrabortty||JD(U)||Arrow||C/O SUBRATA KUNDU KUNDU BHABAN VILL: LOKEPUR P.O.: KENDUADIHI DISTRICT : BANKURA PIN : 722102 BANKURA||5554|
|Tapan Kumar Pathak||RDMP||Railway Engine||VILLAGE: PEARIGAUNJ P.O.: TRILOKCHANDRAPUR P.S.: KANKSA DISTRICT : BURDWAN VILLAGE: PEARIGAUNJ||3970|
|Year||Voter Turnout Percentage||Winner Candidate||Percentage||Party||Runnerup Candidate||Percentage||Party|
|2004||68.18||ACHARIA BASUDEB||60.07||CPM||DEB PRASAD KUNDU ( TARA)||26.96||AITC|
|1999||71.19||Acharia Basudeb||52.73||CPM||Natabar Bagdi||37.95||IND|
|1998||74.52||Acharia Basudeb||49.42||CPM||Sukumar Banerjee||34.51||BJP|
|1996||77.95||Acharia Basudeb||56.24||CPM||Gouri Sankar Dey||25.61||INC|
|1991||72.43||Basudev Acharia||56.32||CPM||Brajabasi Biswas||28.82||INC|
|1989||75.92||Basudeb Acharia||55.91||CPM||Ashis Chakrabarty||37.66||INC|
|1984||73.57||Acharia Basudeb||48.62||CPM||Arun Kumar Bhattacharya||44.23||INC|
|1980||63.79||Acharia Basudeb||45.04||CPM||Singh Deo Sahankar Narayan||35.13||INC(I)|
|1977||53.11||Mondal Bijoy||57.04||BLD||Shankar Narayan Singh Deo||31.04||INC|
 EtymologyIn the Mahabharata, Bankura was described as Suhmobhumi. The word Larh or Rarh was introduced after 6th century A.D. In Santali, lar means thread, rarh means tune and larh means snake. Perhaps the Jain and Greek scholars used this original Austric word Larh to indicate this dry forest region which was very difficult to access that time. The popularity of Manasa Puja, the worship of Snake-Goddess Manasa, proves this opinion might have some relevance. According to Nilkantha, a famous commentator of the Mahabharata, both the words Suhmo and Rarh, are synonymous. Scholars differs in their opinion about the etymology of the name Bankura. In the words of the Kol-Mundas, orah or rah means habitation. Many places of Rarh are named with the an added rah at the end of the name. One of the most influential God of the district Dharmathakur is called Bankura Roy. The name of the district may come from his name. Linguist Suniti Kumar Chatterjee thinks that the name came from the word Banka (zig-zag), and its word-corruption Banku, which means extremely beautiful, and he who must be worshiped. In 1979, the word “Bancoorah” was found in the map of Renal. In 1863, Gastrel referred this region as Bancoonda.
 GeographyBankura is located at . It has an average elevation of 78 metres (255 feet).
 DemographicsAs of 2001[update] India census, Bankura town had a population of 128,811. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Bankura has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 81% of the males and 67% of females being literate. 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.
 Cultural contributionBankura has a rich cultural contribution to the school of bengal. From Terracotta to modern art and from classic north Indian musical genre Bishnupur Gharana to rock bangali band Jiggasa and its own Engineering College rock bands Edge of The Spirit and 7th String.
 PoliticsIn the 2006 state assembly elections, Partha De of CPI(M) won the Bankura assembly seat defeating his nearest rival Kashinath Mishra of AITC. Kashinath Mishra of AITC defeated Partha De of CPI(M) in 2001. Partha De of CPI(M) defeated Asis Chakrabarty of INC in 1996, and Kashinath Mishra of INC in 1991 and 1987. Kashinath Mishra of INC defeated Partha De of CPI(M) in 1982. Partha De of CPI(M) defeated Anandi Kundu of Janata Party in 1977
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