West Bengal at a glance

West Bengal is a state in eastern India, located on the Bay of Bengal. Its capital and largest city is Kolkata. West Bengal is known for its rich culture and history, with a diverse mix of ethnic and religious groups. The state is known for its vibrant festivals, such as Durga Puja and Diwali, as well as its literary heritage, with many notable Bengali authors and poets. West Bengal is also known for its contributions to Indian art, particularly in the field of cinema, with the "Tollywood" film industry based in Kolkata. West Bengal is an important agricultural and industrial state, with a large number of small and medium-sized industries, including textiles, engineering goods, and chemicals.

It is the fourth most populous state in the country. West Bengal shares its international border with Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan. Here, West Bengal at a glance provides important information and figures about West Bengal. This is helpful for General Knowledge exams.

West Bengal at a glance
Particulars Description
Capital Kolkata
Established 01-Nov-56
Largest Metro Kolkata
Latitude 27°13'15"N to 21°25'24"N
Longitude 85°48'20"E to 89°53'04"E
Area Total 88,752Km2
Districts 23
Sub-divisions 66
Blocks 341
No. of Municipality 120
Total Towns 125
Villages (2011 Census) 40203
Total Population (Census 2011) 9,13,47,736
Male (Census 2011) 4,68,09,027
Female (Census 2011) 4,44,67,088
Density 1,000/km2
Literacy Rate -Total 77.08%
Literacy Rate -Male 82.67%
Literacy Rate -Female 71.16%
Highest peak Sandakfu (11,929ft)
Official Language Bengali, English
State Mammal Fishing Cat
State Bird White-throated kingfisher
State Fish Ilish
State Flower Night-flowering jasmine
State Tree Chatim tree
Airport Kolkata, Bagdogra, Andal
Riverine Port Kolkata, Haldia
Lok Sabha Constituency 42
Rajya Sabha Seat 16
Vidhan Sabha Constituency 294