West Bengal


Beautiful Bengal

The Land Of 24 Parganas,Is The Fifth Largest State In India & It Is The Fourth Most Populous State In India, Located In The Eastern Region. Bengal Is The Anglicized Form Of Banga, The Ancient Name Of One Part Of The State. The Other Part Was Known As Gauda. West Bengal Geographically Consists Of Two Parts: The Northern Districts Of Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri And Cooch Behar & The Rest Of The State.

Kolkata, Formerly Known As Calcutta Is Also The Main Town Of The State. Some Other Major Towns Of West Bengal Are Alipore Duar, Asansol, Bankura, Barasat, Bardhaman, Berhampore, Jorthang, Chinchurah, Coochbihar, Darjeeling, Dinhata, Suri, Siliguri, Raiganj, Malda, Purulia, Kharagpore, Durgapur, Krishnanagar, Medinipore And Howrah.

Location Of West Bengal

Neighboring State Assam, Sikkim, Bihar, Jharkhand And Orissa
Neighboring Countries Nepal, Bhutan And Bangladesh

Seven States Of Northeast India Are Communicated With Other States Through A Bottle Neck Connector Of West Bengal.

Area Population Latitude Longitude Capital
7,096 Sq. Kms. Approx. 91,347,738 22.978624 87.747803 Kolkata
Foundation Date 1st November, 1956
Temperature Summer 38°C To 45°C
Temperature Winter 14°C Avg
Annual Rainfall 175 Cm Avg
Best Seasons To Visit All Around The Year
Number Of Districts 20
Population Density 1,029 People Per Km2
Literacy Rate 77.08%
Currency Indian Rupee( ₹ )

Language Spoken

Bengali, English (Official Language), Hindi, Nepali, Urdu, And Santali

Major Religions

Hinduism, Islam And Christianity

State Bird State Animal State Flower State Tree
White-Throated King Fisher Royal Bengal Tiger Chhatim Devil’s Tree Shefali Night Flowering Jasmine, Coral Parijat

Most Of The State Lies On The Western Delta Of The Ganga. At The Eastern Part Of The Ganga Valley, The Great Alluvial Filled Trough Which Fronts The Himalayas Becomes Much Shallower. The Basalt Rajmahal Hills, In The Centre Of The State Are A Projection North East Of The Peninsula Rocks. Over, The Last 1000 Yeras, The Land Has Been Cleared And Now The Only Jungle That Remains Is In The Mangrove Swamps Of The Sunderbans In The Far South And On The Slopes Of The Himalayas In The North. In Other Places, The Flat Alluvial Plains Have Been Converted Into An Intensively Cultivated Rice Growing Landscape. The Coconut Fringed Village Ponds Break Up The Scenery And Villages Often Stand Surrounded By Orchards With Mangoes, Papayas And Palmyra Palms. The Ganga Delta Is Very Active And Rivers Continue To Change Their Course Frequently.

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