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West Bengal

Map of West Bengal
Details of the Indian State: West Bengal
Official NameWest Bengal
Administration of West Bengal
Statehood / Establishment Date26 January 1950
(or Administrative Regions)
Government Websitewb.gov.in
Demography of West Bengal
Largest CitiesKolkata, Haora, Durgapur, Asansol and Siliguri
as per 2011 Census
[Decadal Growth = 13.8% (from 2001 - 2011)]
Population Density1,029 persons / km2
Official LanguagesBengali
Other LanguagesHindi, Odia, Punjabi, Santali, Urdu and Nepali
Sex Ratio
as per 2011 Census
947 ♂ / 1000 ♀
Literacy Rate
as per 2011 Census
Male = 81.7% and Female = 70.5%
Geography of West Bengal
Total Area88,752 km2
Neighbouring StatesWest Bengal touches the borders of Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Sikkim, Assam (total 5 states/UTs).
Neighbouring CountriesBorder of West Bengal also touches the international border of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal (total 3 countries).
International Border Length2510 km
Coastal Border LengthThe total length of coast line of West Bengal is 158 km
State Symbols of West Bengal
State AnimalFishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus)
State BirdWhite-breasted kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis)
State TreeAlstonia (Alstonia scholaris)
State FlowerNight-flowering Jasmine (Nyctanthes arbor-tristis)
Codes for West Bengal
ISO-3166-2-IN CodeIN-WB
Vehicle CodeWB
Last updated on 12 April 2021 06:26:31
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